Over The Line – Fiesta Island is where they hold the annual O.T.L (Over the Line) Tournament which is held on the second and third weekends in July. OTL serves as the primary fundraising source for OMBAC’s year-round charitable programs. OTL is more than “beer, babes and bats on the beach.” With worldwide competition, OTL began as a San Diego original, played by men and women into their 80’s. It is one of the last pure Southern California traditions left untouched by commercialism. OMBAC is continuing to enjoy the respect and admiration of the community. Focused on serving amateur sports and youth athletics, OMBAC enjoys unmatched leadership. If not for the dedication of its members and the unselfish gift of their time, OMBAC would no longer exist. Any profits from OTL go back into our community.
Mission Bay Aquatic Center –www.mbaquaticcenter.com1001 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego,CA 92109(858) 488-1000The sailing program at the Aquatic Center is rivaled by no other collegiate facility in the nation in its diversity and depth. Their small boat sailing program is built on the premise that participants begin in a small single-handed boat and move into larger, more complicated boats. Students who progress through the Basic, Advanced or Laser Sailing, and Hobie Cat class can earn a USSAILING Small Boat Certification.For those of you who share the dream of someday chartering a sailboat and sailing to a tropical oasis, you’re not alone. The Basic Keelboat series and Basic Cruising Course are for you! The Basic Keelboat series uses the Aquatic Center’s fleet of two J/24s to teach the mechanics of sailing a 24 ft. keelboat. After you learn the fundamentals, they will teach you the skill of navigation and the art of anchoring. Students who complete Keelboat Sailing Level I, II and III are eligible to earn a USSAILING Keelboat Certification and are one step closer to making your dream a reality. The final step on your path to chartering a boat in the tropics is the Basic Cruising Certification. Completion of this course will earn you US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification which is recognized by charter companies such as Moorings, and at exotic destinations throughout the world! This is just one of many things that The Mission Bay Aquatic Center has to offer. Check out their website at www.mbaquaticcenter.com
Santa Clara Recreation Center1008 Santa Clara PlaceSan Diego, CA 92109(858) 581-9928Located next door to the MB Aquatic Center is the Santa Clara Recreation Center which also provides a number of activities for all ages. Santa Clara Recreation Center is located directly on the water front in Mission Bay. It offers two rooms for rentals, tot lots, picnic areas, a softball field, outdoor courts, a weight room, plus various classes and programs. Please be sure to check out their latest Program Guide for more information.This center was dedicated in 1952. This recreation center has evolved into a popular location for the local community and visitors from around the globe. Complete with a scenic view of the bay, the ball field, basketball courts, and picnic areas serve as a wonderful spot to enjoy one of San Diego’s finest parks. This center has also become known for its special events throughout the year. Offering a variety of fundamental free weights and new fitness machines, the weight room is one of the oldest, but finest weight rooms in San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department.
Belmont Park/The Plunge -http://www.belmontpark.com/The entire project was the idea of sugar magnate, John D. Spreckels, a major force in San Diego’s development.The 2,600 ft. long coaster was built in less than two months with a crew of between 100 and 150 workers. The original cost to build the coaster was $50,000, which included two, 18 passenger trains.The Mission Beach Amusement Center, as it was known, was popular through the 1930’s and 40’s and in later years it was renamed, Belmont Park. Back then, the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster was an extremely popular attraction. But by the late 60’s and early 70’s Belmont Park fell into disrepair and the park and coaster finally closed in December 1976.After surviving several fires, peeling paint and becoming the home for local transients, the owner of the coaster was under a lot of pressure to have it torn down and the demolition date was set.A group of concerned citizens called “Save The Coaster Committee,” had the coaster designated as a National Landmark and asked that the ownership be transferred to them. By doing so, they saved the roller coaster and are responsible for ensuring that the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster exists today for future generations to enjoy. The committee was given a preservation grant, raised funds locally, and donated their time to work on the coaster, unfortunately, they were not able to raise the amount needed to restore the coaster to an operating condition.In 1989, the developer of the new Belmont Park retail specialty center contacted the Santa Cruz Seaside Company to see if they might have some interest in restoring and operating the Belmont Park Roller Coaster. The Santa Cruz Seaside Company is the owner and operator of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park.After a year of discussions the City Council of San Diego approved a long-term lease. A new company, The San Diego Seaside Company was officially formed to restore and operate the Giant Dipper. Over $2,000,000.00 was spent on the restoration of the Giant Dipper and one new train that was built. The new train had six, 4-person cars.The newly restored, historic roller coaster was reopened to the public on August 11, 1990. The response by the public was overwhelming. The restored structure, station house and train were beautiful. Local residents who had ridden the roller coaster years earlier brought their spouses and children to see and experience the ride that they had ridden when they were growing up. Annual ridership on the Giant Dipper in the first year was three times the original projections.The nostalgic look of yesterday and the strict safety standards of today are combined in Belmont Park’s Giant Dipper, along with a strong sense of historical integrity.The Mission Beach Plunge opened in May, 1925 as the centerpiece of Belmont Park. The 60′ by 175′ pool was, at the time, the largest salt-water pool in the world, holding 400,000 gallons of water. The building encapsulating The Plunge was designed after the Spanish Renaissance style buildings that were erected in San Diego’s Balboa Park between 1915 and 1916.Other than the Giant Dipper roller coaster, also located at the Belmont Park, The Mission Beach Plunge is the only remaining structure to survive from the original Belmont Park. It’s had over 1 million people learn to swim in its pool, including celebrities such as Esther Williams and Johnny Weissmuller.Eventually in 1940, when the salt-water began to damage the filter system in the pool, fresh water was brought in and The Plunge became “The largest indoor heated pool in Southern California,” at 12,000 square feet. The pool continued to run smoothly, but was closed in April of 1987 due to failed city earthquake and fire requirements.This closure applied to the entire park, including The Giant Dipper, the roller coaster featured in Park, as well as all retail centers located throughout the remainder of the property. The Plunge, as well as the remainder of Belmont Park under went some major renovation and eventually the 12,000 square foot Plunge reopened in the summer of 1988 with a whole new look. Though The Plunge endured many modifications, certain features historic to the pool were rescued and allowed to stay, such as the steps into the pool and the pedestal, located at the bottom of the steps. Currently the Plunge is closed due to lack of funds. No one is sure when it will reopen again.
Aspin – There is an Aspen Beach in Canada. However no one seems to know why Aspin Ct is spelled with an I.
Anacapa – One of the northerly group of Santa Barbara Islands.
Allerton – Allerton Point, Mass., is north of Nantasket Beach.
Asbury – Asbury Park, N.J., is a resort city on the Atlantic coast.
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Avalon – Resort town and bay on Santa Catalina Island, California.
Balboa – Beach resort in Orange County, California.
Brighton – English resort on English Channel.
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Cohasset – Summer resort and town on Massachusetts Bay, southeast of Boston.
Coronado – San Diego County’s own famous beach city and resort.
Deal – Seaside resort near Dover, England.
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Devon – English county with miles of rocky coastline.
Dover – English Channel port on the Strait of Dover.
Ensenada – Port and resort, Baja California, Mexico.
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Island – Several possibilities: Island Beach, Ocean County, eastern New Jersey; Island Park, village and shore resort in Nassau County, N.Y.; or even possibly a generic name.
Isthmus – Again, several possibilities: the Isthmus of Panama; a misspelling of Isthmia on the Peloponnesus, Greece; or a generic name.
Jamaica – Perhaps the Island in the West Indies; or even Jamaica Bay, Long Island, N.Y. (Santa Barbara Place intervenes.)
Jersey – Take your choice: one of the Channel Islands off Normandy, France; or Jersey City, N.J., in Upper New York Harbor.
Kennebeck – A fascinating study in possible misspellings. The Kennebec (without a final “k”) River in Maine has no port nearer the Atlantic than Bath. But Kennebunk, Maine, is both a port and summer resort.
Kingston – Among the possibilities are Kingston, Jamaica, a port; Kingston, Mass., on Plymouth Bay; and Kingston-on-Thames, near London, a resort suburb.
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Lido – Island resort in Northern Italy, near the Lagoon of Venice.
Liverpool – Second largest port in Great Britain, near the mouth of the Mersey River.
Manhattan – Our well-known giant on the Hudson; or possibly locally known Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County. Local pride points to the latter.
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Monterey – California’s own famed resort and scenic region below San Francisco.
Nahant – Beach resort town on Massachusetts Bay, near Lynn, Mass.
Nantasket – Another resort town on Massachusetts Bay, opposite Nahant.
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Niantic – Resort village in Connecticut, part of East Lyme.
Ormond – Resort city in northeast Florida.
Ostend – City, port, and seaside resort in Belgium.
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Portsmouth – Port or resort cities by this name are found in Hampshire, England, and in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Virginia, U.S.A.
Pismo – Resort beach famous for clamming, San Luis Obispo County, California.
Queenstown – Fishing town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, on Chester River estuary.
Redondo – Beach resort, Los Angeles County.
Rockaway – Rockaway Peninsula, New York is the site of many resort communities;
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Salem – Port and harbor in Massachusetts.
Seagirt – Sea Girt is a resort borough in New Jersey, near Asbury Park.
Sunset – Sunset Beach, resort town near Long Beach, Ca.
Tangiers – Tangier (singular) is in Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar;
Toulon – A French port on the Mediterranean.
Vanitie – (Unknown; probably coined.)
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Venice – You may choose between Venice, Italy, or Venice, a resort in Los Angeles, which was in its heyday in 1914.
Verona – Verona, Maine, is on an island in the mouth of the Penobscot River.
Whiting – Town in Maine on Dennys Bay, southwest of Eastport.
Windimere – Another study in misspelling. Probably comes from Lake Windermere in the Lake District of England, which has many resorts. The name, Windermere, is also repeated in Canada at lake resorts.
Yarmouth – Another sturdy English name, applied to more than one resort in England, and to several more in the New World. In the U.S., there are at least two popular summer resorts named Yarmouth; one in southwestern Maine, another on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
York – York, Maine, includes a summer resort called York Beach.
Zanzibar – An island off the east coast of Africa.
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