The City of San Diego
San Diego Argonauts National Race Week
Whereas, the Model Yacht Pond on Vacation Isle in Mission Bay was authorized in the planning of Mission Bay Park around 1938 and was completed after WWII for the purpose of providing a unique venue for the competition of miniature yacht racing; and
Whereas, the first National Regatta held in San Diego was hosted by the San Diego Model Yacht Club in 1948 and held in the Mission Bay; and
Whereas, the San Diego Argonauts, founded in 1958, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting radio controlled yacht racing at the Pond and is comprised of hobbyists who meet and race monthly at the Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond, and will be celebrating their 57rd Anniversary; and
Whereas, in August 2015 the San Diego Argonauts will host its 12th National Race Week Sailing Championships, a model yacht racing competition established in 1982, that is held every three years in San Diego; and
Whereas, the 2015 National Race Week event will bring together more than 300 contestants from throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, and South America to compete; and
Whereas, the 2015 National Race Week includes six (6) National Championship Sailing Regattas and a Regional International One Meter (IOM) Class Regatta and will, for the first time, also host the 3rd Annual San Diego Cup, a District 19 (Western United States) power boat racing event featuring classic model Thunder Boats; and
Whereas, the 2015 National Race Week focuses attention on the City of San Diego, and the Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond as one of the finest model yachting facilities in the United States. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved, that Council member Lorie Zaph of the City of San Diego, does hereby proclaim, August 1-14, 2015 to be “Argonauts National Race Week” in the City of San Diego.
In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, this day, and have caused the seal to be affixed here to the world famous Sailing Anarchy!
(They have have 81 registered boats and skippers from 20 different clubs from 7 states so far…-ed)