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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | April 2018 | San Diego Bay
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Welcome to our New Mariners

Let's welcome all our new boaters.
Antonio Aguilar bought his 21-ft Bayliner here at the marina and is excited to have his first boat; Doug Day bought the 58-ft Alaskan trawler, Pikake, located here at our marina; Roger Sharp & John Talley bought their 37-ft Silverton, Why Not, and are keeping it here at CV Marina; Matthew Arrigo & wife, Ashley Schroeder, brought down their 37-ft Hunter, Peregrine, from Sunroad Marina; Vladimir Madorsky & wife, Galina Palace, brought in a 52-ft Transpacific Ketch, Wave Dancer, to take a break from cruising New Zealand and Mexico and are relaxing with us; Art Goold trailered in his 25-ft Seaward, Maria, from Mesa, AZ; Keith & Catrinna Graham sailed down from Oxnard on their 48-ft Catalina, Rails to Sails. Welcome home!
News from the Marina Manager

Spring is in the air! The days seem longer with the extra hour of daylight after turning our clocks forward, and that means more time to enjoy our boats and the beautiful marina facilities! I have seen and talked to many of you who are getting your boats cleaned, repaired and geared up for a long cruise or a shorter trip to Catalina. Or maybe you're like me, just anxious for the warm weather that's ahead. It's definitely time to start making those plans.
April 7th is 2018 South Bay Earth Day . There will be lots of activities going on right here at Bayside Park. Lots of food, art exhibits and fun and games for the kids! Check out our Saturday morning classes in the Marine Room. April 21st is a special class you don't want to miss. Jim Niedermeyer will be sharing his experiences from his Great American Loop Journey. Some of us dream and others like Jim just do it. It's sure to be full of great stories, tips and good times, not to mention the coffee and donuts!
If you haven't bumped into Brian, our new tenant on G dock, then you've missed one of his many jokes of the day! "If you are holding a Bee, what is in your eye? Beauty - because beauty is in the eye of the BEE holder". Brian always makes our office team laugh!
See you on the docks,
David Lorentz, Marina Manager
Everyone Hates Rules 

A BIG "Thank You" to everyone who have been cooperative in cleaning up our dock fingers. It is greatly appreciated and helps keep things looking good and always safe. We still have some items to clear from some of the fingers, and I am sure the rest will be clear soon. Please continue to be deligent on maintaining this standard.
Non-live aboard tenants are allowed up to 3 days a week on their boat. If you want to live on your boat, please see us in the office, and we can give you all of the information you need.
Dinghies must be in your slip, tied to the back of your boat or on your boat. If you are unable to make this happen, then please come into the office and we can assign you a side tie for your dinghy.
Dogs in the marina - We all love our dogs but not everyone loves your dog.  Let's all be courteous to our neighbors and fellow tenants and avoid any issues by following a few simple rules:
  • Always keep your dog on a leash and under control.
  • Try not to use the docks as a bathroom for your dogs. But when things do happen ALWAYS clean up after them. Remember to grab some extra doggie-do bags and keep them tied onto the leash to always be prepared.
  • Barking dogs can be a disturbance to other tenants relaxing or sleeping. Please ensure that your dogs are not left alone on your boat causing them to beg you to return by howling indefinitely.
Pool Deck Resurfacing 

It's time once again to have the pool deck re-surfaced. The downside is we'll have to close the pool for a few days. The upside is the pool will be in great shape for our summer season. Pending any issues with rain, the pool is scheduled to be closed April 10th to 12th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
Marine Gear Swap Meet...It's Cinco de Mayo Time! 

Get ready for another great time at our springtime Marine Gear Swap Meet from 7 am to Noon on Saturday, May 5th - Cinco de Mayo! There will be live music by Rubber Band, and the Taco Man will be here to help celebrate! The Tool and Hat Man, and the Rope and Line Man will all be here along with Kevin from So-Cal State Fire Protection to recharge and recertify your fire extinguishers. Start gathering all of your unwanted treasues and put a little extra change in your pocket. Marina tenants get one space free. New item spaces are $30 and used item spaces are only $15! Whether you're selling or buying, it's always a good time for all!
Marina & RV Resort Activities

Lots going on so save some calendar time for a little fun!  Be sure to look for our flyers and schedules up and around the Marina and RV Resort for dates and times. You will find weekly classes for Line Dancing, Pool Aerobics, Yoga, Easy Stretch and our Photoshop class. Don't forget to join us at the RV Resort Central Complex for Happy Hours every Tuesday and Friday starting at 4:30 pm with live entertainment. Happy Hours are in the central complex for the winter months due to the cold air.
Yoga Saturdays in April | Sunset Pavilion |  10 am
Join us in the Sunset Pavilion on Saturday at 10 am for a morning of Yoga - It's a time to clear your mind and stretch your body all while enjoying the beautiful views of the Marina.  It's also a great way to end your week.  Hey, have you heard of Goat Yoga, the latest craze?  Not sure we can do that one, but the class we're offering will be loads of fun!
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday-Monday | May 25-28
Join us for a weekend filled with family games and challenges, gifts and prize give-a-ways both Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, May 25 - Live music Friday in the RV Courtyard with George James for our Welcome Happy Hour.
Saturday, May 26 - You'll want to join us for our late afternoon Concert on the Green with the Elm Street Band for some Classic Rock n' Roll. They have been referred to as "The World's Greatest Garage/Surf Band" and were written up in the Long Beach Press-Telegram as "the soundtrack for the City of Long Beach, playing at events all over town." The Elm Street Band has been performing for audiences all over Southern California since 1988. Check them out at and you'll see their high energy and hear their great sounds. Bring your dancing shoes! Concert is 5- 8 pm at the RV Sunset Pavilion. We are going to have the Taco Man and his crew all set up, so sit back, relax, enjoy the music and even better - there is no need to cook dinner!  The concert is free to CVM tenants.
Marina Classes for April

Marina Classes are  free to CVM tenants   and members of CG Auxiliary and US Power Squadron. For all others there is a $10 fee.
For more information call the Marina Office at 619-691-1860.
8:30-11:00 am | Marina Room
Bring your own laptop. Instructor: Don Johnson
7-9 pm |  Marina Room Instructor: Don Johnson
April 4 | Marine Weather
Weather Broadcasts and Information, Equipment, Weather Phenomena - Squalls, Lightning, Fog, Water Spouts, Hurricanes, etc.
April 11 | Crew & Provisioning
Guest/Crew orientation and management, Provisioning, Meals.
April 18 | Communications
FCC & Requirements, VHF, SSB and Amateur Radio, Emergency Procedures.
April 25 | Voyage Management
Watch System, Water Use, Fuel Oil and Electrical Use, Tools and Spares.

Sat-Sun, April 7 & 8 | 9 am - 3 pm
(2) Six-hour sessions

Weekend Navigator
Cost for this 2-day session is $50 pp, $60 for couples. Instructor: Bill Anderson - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 114.  This is a 2-day course with 6-hour sessions each day.  Space is limited so call for your reservation now at 619-922-0231 or email This is a great way to jump right into it and learn what you need to know to get from Point A to Point B. This class covers a ton of material, but when you're finished you will be able to safely navigate locally, and with a little experience you will be doing coastal cruising.
Sat, April 14 | 9 - 11 am
Suddenly In Command - Cost: $35
Instructor: Bill Anderson - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 114
Space is limited so call for your reservation now at 619-922-0231 or email . The Captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard; you purchase a new boat and step on board for the first time. You are "Suddenly in Command."  This course will prepare those who are not usually at the helm for a variety of emergency situations.
Sat, April 21 | 9  - 11 am
"America's Great Loop" Adventure, Presented by Chula Vista Marina tenant, Jim Niedermeyer
The Great Loop is the circumnavigation of Eastern North America, a continuous waterway connecting inland lakes and rivers with the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Great Lakes. Whether you want to plan your own Great Loop cruise or just dream of the adventure, come hear first-hand about this exciting journey. It is sure to be a great morning with fellow cruisers and dreamers. Coffee and donuts will be served.

Sat, April 28 | 9 am - 5 pm
About Boating Safety -  Cost: $35
Instructor: Bill Anderson - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 114
Space is limited so call for your reservation now at  619-922-0231  or email . This class covers a variety of topics including Boating Law, Boating Safety Equipment, Safe Boating, Navigation, Boating Problems, Trailering, Storing, Protecting your boat and Hunting and Fishing, Water Skiing and River Boating.
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