The Cabrillo Festival is a fun event for the entire family, with educational activities, cultural demonstrations and exciting folkloric performances. Brightly colored clothing and dramatic music and dancing bring to life the traditions of the Native American, Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish cultures that are part of the Age of Exploration. The Cabrillo Festival features food booths with delicious traditional Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food. Vendors will showcase their various artistic goods. The highlight of the Cabrillo Festival is the re-enactment of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s landing on the shores of San Diego Bay in 1542. “Cabrillo,” his soldiers and a priest sail into the bay on the San Salvador, and once again claim the land for Spain. A navigator sailing under the flag of Spain, when Cabrillo stepped ashore on Ballast Point, he was the first European to land on the west coast of what is now the United States of America.

Advanced Piloting Course

Advanced Piloting handbook

All Boaters welcome to the Advanced Piloting Course presented by Mike Sampsel from the San Diego Sail and Power Squadron from September 17th – Dec on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm at the Southwestern Yacht Club in Point Loma, San Diego. Limited seats still available – come now!

Congratulations Mike Sampsel!

Com Doug Bass congratulates Mike Sampsel achieving 25 years of faithful membership! Thank you for your hard work and contributions over many years.

Mike is also the instructor presenting Advanced Piloting Sept – Dec 2019 at South Western Yacht Club in Point Loma, San Diego.

We are growing!

Eli Rodriquez was officially sworn in as the newest member to the San Diego Sail and Power Squadron at the General Membership Meeting held on Friday Sept 13th. Eli is from Yuma and loves boating in San Diego .

Thank you Betty!

Betty McGovern
A special thank you to Betty McGovern for managing the squadron website for multiple years! The San Diego Sail and Power Squadron Commander, Doug Bass, thanked Betty at the General Membership Meeting for her years of volunteer work behind the scenes to help to make your squadron work.