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Old Sep 15, 2010, 04:28 AM
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Sunday Morning, Sept 12: Part II

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Old Sep 16, 2010, 05:06 PM
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So... Who is coming out to play this weekend???
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 05:09 PM
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So... Who is coming out to play this weekend???

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What day? and is it a race boat day or scale? Or sail?
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 11:05 PM
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September 18 & 19 - SUB REGATTA @ Casting Pools plus free runing @ Spreckles Lake

The only scheduled SFMYC event is on Sunday afternoon; the sixth and final Star 45 Class race of the 2010 season.

As far as Powerboating;
Saturday morning is, as always, Gas/Nitro & other - 10am > 1pm
Sunday is Electric and Steam only. - 10am > 1pm

Both days are free running (under Park & Rec. Dept.'s rules, of course).

Hopefully the weather will be nice (the weather is predicted to be partially sunny) and a good time will be had by all and we won't have to wear too many layers.

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ALSO THIS WEEKEND:


The Mare Island Squadron of The Sub Committee will be hosting the Annual
WEST COAST SUBMARINE REGATTA
at the

Casting Pools in Golden Gate Park
Saturday and Sunday, September 18th and 19th

About 150 yards south-west of Spreckels Lake, the entrance to the Casting Pools
is on south side of John F. Kennedy Drive across from the Buffalo Field.


Here are the coordinates for Google: 37.767599,-122.496768
Also see the maps at end of photo section.


Ok, Sorry guys, I just got word on this one myself this (Friday) morning... talk about being bit in the... by timing! Posted it immediately...LINK HERE

Anyway - This is a GREAT event held at nearly perfect venue for submarines; a very large, shallow (about waist deep), concrete, fly-casting pool with very clear water, benches and away from the touristas! Everything you could ask for a nice quiet day or two to running your subs. There is even a parking lot with adequate parking.

I made it for one afternoon last year and WOW!, I was totally impressed! Got to shoot some frames there (see a few below) and the rest on RCGroups are here.

The contact listed on the flyer is Tom Anderson at anderboat@aol.com.

I'm going to have to have to rearrange some things, but I'm going for at least a good part of a day, maybe both if I can manage it!!! Hope I see you there or at The Lake.

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And remember next Sunday, it's...

The Navigator Regatta
for all scale power boats
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
at Spreckels Lake


For further information see the Club's Web Site


Get directions to Spreckels Lake Here

Remember the Power Squadron runs every Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 (steam and electric only)
Nitro powered boats, Saturdays 10:00 to 13:00 (Park & Rec Rules)
Come on out and join the fun!
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 12:15 AM
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What is the Navigators Regatta?
The link just verifies the date... It gives no details as to the type of event, or course layout.
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 04:28 AM
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Umi...

Sorry 'bout that... Thought they'd gotten something more up on the website... Apologies.

Anyway, CaptLee or Aerominded would be a bit better to discuss this as they are involved in setting this event in motion and would be more up on the details for this years event, however, if it is similar to past events (as expected), then it will be a navigational skills event with a fairly complex, timed course. (Especially since CaptLee is almost always the diabolical mastermind behind the course.) CaptLee also usually creates two courses for an event like this. One course is for boats under a certain size and the other for the larger boats.

The event itself is named after a model of the Amazon River steamer "Navigator," made in the 1930's (if memory serves correctly) which is in the possession of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club and on permanent display in the Clubhouse. I'll try to get some better pictures this weekend and post them.

I'll see what I can dig up for you as far as an old course sheet. ( I think there maybe one posted somewhere on RCGroups.) In the meantime I'll PM the others and have them get over here and explain things...

Again, apologies.
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The Navigator regatta this year will be a complex steering course. Ususally skippers get free range on the lake side to move where they need to to see their boat through the course. Each boat will run through the course several times. each time, the skipper will be increasingly limited to their movement on shore. this makes getting around the course without touching a mark more difficult with each run.
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Yeah, it will be timed in the last section to eliminate ties...Any and all types of boats are useful in this one if the Skipper can handle them in a nautical manner. have heard it said that the navigation is easy, but the depth perception part is the toughie.
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Old Sep 18, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Saturday Morning, Sept 18 - Gas Free Run time PLUS off to the Submarine Races!

Wow!! did the Weather turn out awesome or what????

The morning was depressing as the onshore morning fog usually is, but it still warm. It was also humid enough for the water on the ground had not evaporated even by 11am and if you put on a coat it was sauna time. The fog was finally burning off by 1pm and the sun was playing hide and go seek behind some scatted clouds and by 3pm had pretty much won the day. So weather actually turned out pretty nice.

Only a couple of folks turned to for the Gas Boats run time this morning (Julio, Tony(?) and me). I shot a few frames of the "Biohazard" but missed getting any of the "Shockwave" as her owner was breaking down for the day. Then I proceeded to smack my little boat (the Proboat Widowmaker 22) into the side of The Lake and I busted up the prow!!! Mushed fiberglass Got some epoxy bodywork and bondo time ahead of me... *sigh* Anyway, got a few more pictures at The Lake and then went over to watch the...

"SUBMARINE RACES"

at the Golden Gate Park Fly-Casting Pools

Sponsored by
The Mare Island Squadron of Sub Committee
(officially, it's their Annual West Coast SubRegatta )

Had a blast, especially since this was only a few minutes before the sun started it's reconquista of the area. There were a lot of really, really great folks from the Sub Committee's Mare Island Squadron plus others from California's Central Valley in addition to a number of the local modeling crew as well. (Well! That explains the lousy turn out this morning... the rats were all playing with submersibles at the other pool like me LOL ) And Boy! did they have some wonderful models to show and play with!!

Anyway, it was a beautiful day, at a superb venue for submersibles, for what has become an annual event for the Submarine boys and girls and they will be back there tomorrow as well! We're hoping the weather will corporate again too!

And yes, gotz lotz o'pictures... Took my new lens - will post as I get them sorted and edited.
I'll post some here 'natch, but I'm gonna post many here, in the submarine forum, as well.
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 03:19 AM
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Sunday, Sept 19 - Scale and Electric Free Run

Well, the wet-weather prediction was accurate this time...

It went from "Scots Mist"/Heavy Fog and drizzle to some actual rain fairly quickly and that kept people home from Spreckels and the one or two who did come out to run sashayed over the Casting Pools to play with the submariners and provide surface targets for their boats. Only a couple of folks with their youngsters and RTRs showed up at the Lake.

As I had made a date with a couple of friends to try a speedboat, We stayed and ran the Widowmaker for a while then we also went over to the Casting Pools as well.

The Sub folks had a smaller turnout than Saturday, again probably due to the weather, but a few hardy souls braved the wet to run their boats.

I got a few frames of the last day of the Sub Run and in the afternoon shot some of the Star 45 Club race. Will post over the next day or so.

Don't forget to check out the gallery for the Sub Regatta here
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 09:31 AM
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Great pictures Craig.
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Old Sep 21, 2010, 11:58 PM
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Thanks Woody Glad you're enjoying them.
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UMI you asked what the Navigator was and will try to keep it short. This year it is a 15 gate course which you get three runs at if you don't hit too many bouys or miss too many gates. A hit is 5 pts, a miss is 10 pts and each run the Skipper is more limited in his movements to operate in. 25 pts and you are eliminated, final run is timed to break ties.
Hope the course map is visible to illustrate.
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UMI you asked what the Navigator was and will try to keep it short. This year it is a 15 gate course which you get three runs at if you don't hit too many bouys or miss too many gates. A hit is 5 pts, a miss is 10 pts and each run the Skipper is more limited in his movements to operate in. 25 pts and you are eliminated, final run is timed to break ties.
Hope the course map is visible to illustrate.
Hey Lee is there going to be barges too?

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There may be barges there... but this is not a tug and barge event per se...
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