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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | August 2017 | San Diego 
*It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere Party - Sat, Aug 5*
Welcome to our New Mariners

Welcome Aboard2
Robert Jackson pulled in with his 21-ft Seaswirl Striper; Linus Klein pulled in on his 18-ft Monterey; David Mulcahy came in on his 26-ft Grady White named Meals on Reels; Chris Claus & family sailed in on his Catalina 27 named Second Wind; James Kealy came in with a new Carver 25 named Long Tail; Allen Connel came in with his 48-ft Ocean Alexander named Gra Na Mara; Coleen & Julie Tanenbaum sailed in on their 25-ft Coronado; Jose Cortez and family came in on their 25-ft Cruiser Yacht named Drift Wood; Shane Frazier sailed in from Oceanside on his 35-ft Yorktown named Into the Mystic; Mo & Sandy Griffin are back on their 24-ft Tracker named USS Ridiculous; Jonathan McCarthy sailed down the Bay on his Catalina 36 named McCarthy Run; Michael Rauton came in with his 25-ft Penn Yan named Tiger Lilly; Nichelle Worthington sailed in on her San Juan 28 named Kaneohe; Linda Blanchard came in on her PT Overseas named Nevada Rose 2; Dean Conliffe motored in on his 40-ft Silverton named Brenda Kay; Antonio Felipe came in on his Rough Water named Galaxsea; Kyle Bohmfalk sailed down the Bay on his beautiful 1971 Classic  Kettenburg 41-ft named Avanti; Francis & Judy Kubik are back with their MacGregor 26 named Sea Camper; Johan Johansson came in with his 30-ft Bayliner;  Joel & Maria Meacham are back with their Westsail 32 named Vela Solana; Jeanne Kearley is back with her family with their 23 Maxum named Funshine; Antun Skvarik sailed across the Bay on their 30-ft Hunter named Samadhi Waters; Reginald Duquette and his family sailed in on their Ericson 25 named Second Wind; Keith Schuck came in on his 34-ft Donzi Daytona named Kryptonite; Lon & Elaine Whaley are back with their 28-ft Bayliner; Martin Bordson and his family bought a new 27 Bayliner named Cracker Jack; Brian Turner and Nancy Cassidy came down the Bay on their new 31-ft Ranger Tug named Fancy Nancy, Yaser Mujahed & Brenda Retherford came in on their MacGregor 26; Joe Miller sailed in on his 30-ft Catalina named Penny Ann; Andrew & Patricia Jenkins sailed in on their 45-ft Columbia named Wind Quest; James Messerschmidt and Barbara Gall sailed in from Long Beach on their Ericson 40 named Lil Mess; Greg & Denise Forsberg had their Morgan 40 trucked back from Ruskin, Florida; and Stuart and Lisa Robertson took delivery of their new 2017 Lagoon 45 named Rum Away. Let's welcome all are new boaters!
News from the Dockmaster

Did you hear we all will be needing to get a California Boaters Card to operate a boat starting this January 1, 2018? Lucky for most of us it will only be required for boaters 20 years old and younger in Jnuary 2018. The law will gradually phase in until 2025 when everyone will need a license. If you want to be a little proactive, we do offer the required classes right here at the Marina with our Coast Guard Auxilary, so you can just watch for one of our classes.
Here are the dates for the new regulation that will go into effect as of January 1, 2018. Looks like most of us are pretty safe for a while.
2020 - 35 and younger
2021 - 40 or younger
2022 - 45 or younger
2023 - 50 or younger
2024 - 60 or younger
2025 - Everyone
Believe it or not, California was one of just five states (besides Alaska, Arizona, South Dakota and Wyoming) that currently do not require any license to boat according to the American Boating Association. Just remember to stay away from any boaters you think may be a tourist or boat renter because they are all exempt from the new law. They think it would hurt tourism. Yikes!  Only in California!
And for our America's Cup update, if you had a chance to follow along for the 35th edition of the America's Cup in Bermuda, New Zealand totally out-designed and kicked our butts!  Also to note, there were no Americans on the Oracle boat. So the Cup is back in New Zealand and here we go again. The biggest question is whether the Kiwis will stick with space age catamarans that rise on hydroils with both hulls out of the water, or go back to monohulls?
Talking about multi-hulls, the Mighty Merloe from Silver Gate Yacht Club was the first-place finisher in this year's Transpac race from Long Beach to Honolulu, smashing the course record in 4 days, nine hours and 18 minutes.
Here's an interesting side note, we are starting to get a really nice collection of some beautiful multi-hulls right here at CVM from Cousair's, Lagoon, Catana, Fontaine Pajot, Banshee, Endeavour Cat, Cross, Gemini, Privilege and a Sea Wind.

In the meantime see you on the docks,

Mike Sullivan, Dockmaster
Marina Classes for August

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.

All classes in the Marina Room (next to the Self Storage and Fountain Area)
8:30-11:00 am | Marina Room
Bring your own laptop. Instructor: Don Johnson

9:30-11:00 am |  Marina Room   
Sat , August 5
No class

Sat, August 12
About Boating Safety
This beginner boating class provides the knowledge needed to obtain a California Boater Card. This is a wonderful class for new boat owners. Topics include type of boats, trailering, navigation, boat handling and more. Course Cost $35.  Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary. Course approved for California Boater Card. Call the office at 619-691-1860.

Sat-Sun, August 19-20
9 am - 3 pm
Weekend Navigator
2-day session helps boaters feel more comfortable with local cruising. The course teaches rudiments of navigation by using GPS, as well as back-up skills of navigation using charts, plotting tools and dead reckoning. The intent is to provide a foundation on technique and not blind reliance on electronics. Cost:  $50 singles, $60 couples sharing materials. Instructor Bill Anderson. US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Fee includes the Coast Guard Handbook and Chart. Call the office at 619-691-1860.
Upcoming Events

5 o'clock parrot
Sat, August 5 | 5-8 pm
You're invited to our annual Boaters "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" Party!
Our 6th Annual "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere Party" will be on August 5th from 5-8 pm. Mark Wood and the Parrot Heads are back by popular demand, so bring your dancing flip flops and Parrot Hats and join in the good times! The Marina will be serving Pulled Pork Sandwiches, coleslaw, potato salad, and chips. Admission and dinner is free for registered CVM tenants, but extra tickets are available for your guest for $5 each (limit to 2 guests). No-host tiki bar will open at 5 pm.
Operation Clean Sweep - August 26th
Calling out for Volunteers to help clean the Big Bay!
  • Divers - Civilian divers will join Navy divers in collecting trash from the bottom of San Diego Bay
  • Boaters and other volunteers will collect debris floating on San Diego Bay
  • Walkers and other volunteers will pick up trash along our water's edge of San Diego Bay
  • Volunteer Registration at your Selected Site, or Pre-Register (groups of 10 or more) at SDPTA Office August 23 and 24 (1-4 pm) (Contact Corchelle Worsham 619-226-6546)
  • Clean Up is 8-11 am unless otherwise specified
After Party located at Cesar Chavez Park from 11 am to 1 pm.  Arrive at your Selected Site to receive your T-Shirt, Gloves, Trash Bags, Water, Coffee, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.  Note: Wear comfortable shoes that can get wet and dirty.  Boaters, please bring nets and skimmers. Skiffs or dinghies are handy, too!
Be awarded for your cleanup efforts at the After Party! Catered lunch, beverages, a raffle, and family entertainment! Prizes for the Most Unique Trash (save your unique findings and enter in a contest to win).  Wear your Operation Clean Sweep T-Shirt to gain entrance to the After Party Celebration. Contact: San Diego Port Tenant Association at 619-226-654.
Labor Day Weekend, Sept 1st - 4th

If you missed the last two Holiday weekends, you won't want to miss our Summer Finale!
All our activities for the Labor Day Weekend will be trumped by none other than our last evening summer concert featuring "Calico Ridge aka Alias" back by popular demand. They promise to give us a concert that will rock the house! Then, Sunday will be our second FOAM PARTY, which was such a hit, we just had to do it again. Parents, you will want pictures and video of this event - absolutely the best time ever! Children must be accompanied by an adult CVM tenant .
Boat Concierge Program

Open to all Marina Tenants with boats over 30 feet.  If you like to be pampered, then try our unique Boat Concierge Program. As a Concierge Member, we will manage these services once monthly for your boat:
  • Professional boat wash down
  • Bottom Clean
  • Pump-Out
  • Ask about our valet service
Pricing for these services are at the Marina's cost, well below street rates.  We manage it for FREE. Call the office for more details.
San Diego Happenings

Sat, August 19 | 10 am - 6 pm
If you're looking for something fun to do, try the Harbor Fest in Bayside Park right next door! It is a free, family friendly festival that showcases unique boats, historic vessels and exotic automobiles. Three stages provide a diverse line-up of entertainment. The Youth Zone and Stage will provide all kinds of kid-friendly entertainment.
Go to for more information on wine tastings, beer garden and the seafood fest.
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