Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | January 2017 | San Diego
*Happy New Year from Chula Vista Marina Resort *
See you on the docks,
Hard to believe we're already sailing into a new year. My favorite saying is "time sure flies when your having fun!" In a boater's world it's always fun. And it's the time to get excited about the new year, cleaning out your old gear, starting fresh, looking forward to those new experiences, and setting some ambitious goals. You may want to add some marine and boating educational classes to your 2017 list as we are hosting some wonderful classes right here in the Marina Room at Chula Vista Marina.
We had the pleasure of meeting some very adventurous mariners this past year - a few navigating the entire planet. Hard to believe how far boaters will navigate, regardless of the size of their yachts. Everyone in the office has a bit of an unfair advantage as we get to meet everybody and hear firsthand their extraordinary stories, some of which are really quite amazing!
We have another calendar year jammed packed with exciting new activities, which will certainly include our very popular Marina Gear Swap Meets, Concerts on the Green at our Sunset Pavilion , and our famous (or infamous???) It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere boaters party. The Hobies will be back with their Rubber Band and CVM's own marina tenants, Scott Wentworth and Joe Hurtado. We will get our 2017 Special Event Calendar up and posted on our Website and bulletin boards soon...then you can make your plans.
Our 2017 Tide Books are in, so feel free to stop in the office and pick one up.
Mike Sullivan, Dockmaster
Welcome to our New Mariners
John and Janice McMahan are back with their 40' Fred Amor named Bahala Na
; Newell Wilson is in from Utah with his 26' Macgregor named Fast Sunday
; Kyle & Michelle Mazac sailed in on their Beneteau 440 named Cazam
; John Berg came in on his Chris White Hammer Head 34 named Spartina
(His boat was trucked from Florida that just missed Hurricane Matthew as it went through); Jim Whaley is back after a couple of months of Coastal Cruising with his Lancer 37 named Maluhia
; Jason Blankenship and Amy Hogan sailed in on their Columbia 45 named Gypsea Soul
; Ron Byrd sailed in on his Yorktown 35 named Star Byrd
that he build himself in 1975; and Gary Johndro sailed in from Oxnard with a quick visit to Catalina on his Lord Nelson 40 named Lady Ashley
. Welcome to Chula Vista Marina!
Marina Classes for January
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.
FRIDAY MORNING CLASSES ONGOING
Bring your own laptop. Instructor: Don Johnson
WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES 7:00-9:00 pm Marina Room
Weds, January 11, 18 & 25
Arm Chair Cruising in the South Pacific
"Adventures in Paradise" will start the program with a few episodes from the TV series from the early 60's - featuring a different South Pacific Island and a new adventure in each episode. Sponsored by the Bill of Rights, the sailing Schooner in the program is very similar to the Bill of Rights. This should be a fun learning experience!
SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES
Sat-Sun , January 14 & 15
9 am - 3 pm each day
Fee $50/$55 for couples sharing materials - limited seating so sign up now. The fee includes Coast Guard Hand Book, and charts. Presented by Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxilary 114. For more information call 619-922-0231.
Sat, January 21
Sewing Work Shop Returns
How to build a new sail cover with Sunbrella Material. If you have a sewing machine bring it along with your old project or start a new one. Instructor Don Johnson.
Sat, January 28
About Boating Safety
Just a few of the topics that will be discussed - introduction to boating, boating laws, rules of the road, safety equipment aids, buoys and beacons. Don't miss this informative boating presentation! Bill Andersons U.S. Coast Guard Auxilary Flotilla 114.
San Diego Port Environmental Inspection of the Docks
January 16, 2017
Yep, it's that time of year again when the Port District Environmental Specialist will visit the Marina to inspect the docks and storm drains.
If you've experienced this last year, then you already know that we need to be diligent in picking up any materials and personal gear around your dock fingers - everything should be on the boat or in the dock box.
Please note: We cannot store cleaning solutions, thinners, paint, varnish, fertilizer, gas cans, & lighter fluid, especially under the dock steps or behind the dock boxes. Robert, Dave and myself will do our preliminary dock walk beforehand, so if you have inadvertently left something behind, we'll contact you or pick it up and place it on your boat.
If you have any questions or concerns please call the Marina office.
The Gossip Board
Jim Niedermeyer & Top Kemp heading to the Panama Canal
A rather ambitious coastal adventure - Jim bought his 42' 2005 Meridian here in the Marina in 2015 and named it after his street in Sun City, Arizona - Junipero.
The plan is to take the boat on a trip through the Panama Canal, which is 3,200 nautical miles from San Diego. With a few stops planned along the way to pick up more fuel in Mexico, this Meridian 408 with two Cummings Diesel engines and one 400 gallon fuel tank means Jim is bringing additional 200 gallons of fuel on board. Keep in mind the trip will take them by Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica before they even get to Panama.
After they cross and enter the Caribbean, they will head back North and pass Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize and motor by the Yucatan Channel, pass Cuba and head to Key West. Jim will spend a few months in Florida before he starts the next chapter which is taking the Intercoastal all the way up to the Great Lakes, then taking the Illinois River that feeds into the Mighty Mississippi, and then heading south all the way to New Orleans where Junipero will be put on a truck and trucked back to Chula Vista Marina in 2018.
For more details you will need to buy the book. Jim has been a CVM Marina tenant since 2015 and said he has replaced just about everything on the boat. Good luck and sounds like an adventure of a lifetime!
Marina Fun Stuff
Martin Luther King 3-Day Weekend
Fri-Mon, January 13-16 | Concert on the Green
Friday, January 13 - We'll kick off this 3-day weekend with a Happy Hour in the Central Courtyard 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Saturday, January 14
- George James
will be here for a fun afternoon. You would think you're listening to George Strait. All Chula Vista Marina tenants are welcome to this free Concert in the Sunset Pavilion from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
. It's sure to be a good time! Everyone wearing a cowboy hat will be entered into a raffle for a free dinner for two at the Galley at the Marina.
Weds, January 11, 18 & 25
Join us following the Schooner Tiki 111 as Korean War veteran Captain Adam Troy sails the Schooner Tiki 111 through the South Pacific looking for passengers and adventure. This classic TV show was first aired in October 1959 and ran for 91 episodes. We will watch a couple of episodes each week, have popcorn, explore the Pacific from our chair, tell sea stories and harken on the old days.
Marina Room | 6:30 pm
The Tiny Gallery
Open House all of January 2017
Presents works by Don Johnson for the month of January. His involvement in the arts include years as a director of the Southwest Arts and Craft Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as a founding member of the South Bayfront Artist Association. Don's maritime and related photographs will be shown in the Tiny Gallery, which is the little kiosk in front of the Bill of Rights.
February 26 | Super Bowl Game
& Guacamole Contest
Enjoy fellow NFL Football fans and watch the really big game on the big screen TV in the Poolside Room or, for a smaller crowd, at the Marina Room. Bring your Guacamole to share; we will provide the Judges and the prizes for Best Guacamole.
Navy Destroyer Zumwalt in San Diego
The most expensive and revolutionary destroyer ever built will be home ported at San Diego Naval Base. The Zumwalt
is scheduled to undergo further modifications and testing and will be here for a year. You will be able to see her as you go by the shipyard - her futuristic looks make her easy to spot.
Why drive into town when you can pick it up at the RV Resort? That's just crazy! Stop in the store at our RV Resort and they will be happy to fill up your tanks !
If you like to be pampered, try our Concierge Membership
. As a Member, we will manage your monthly top cleaning, bottom cleaning and pump-out. A boat Mechanic is also on call for any priority emergencies.
On top of all that we offer "Valet Service", too. Concierge members will receive "Free Delivery" of select provisions available at our RV Store.
And, best of all, Membership is FREE to Chula Vista Marina tenants
. Call the office for more details.