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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | Jan 2020 | San Diego Bay
* Sunroad Boat Show - January 23-26 *
News from the Dockmaster
Happy New Year Chula Vista Mariners!  I can’t believe it’s already the start of a New Year. 2019 came and went in the blink of an eye. We had a lot of fun here at CVM, and I must say that we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of Jaylin, our AMAZING events coordinator. She has done such a fantastic job, and all of us really appreciate her hard work. We had some awesome get togethers for the tenants with book clubs, Monday Night Football games and all the splendid Holiday parties. Don’t worry if you missed out on any of the good times because 2020 will be an even better year. We will continue with all the fun as usual, and as always, all tenants are invited. Please let us know if there are any activities you would like to see us host for the New Year. One of the best parts of being the Dockmaster has been getting to know and work with our boater community at CVM. As our tenant Wayne Moore on s/v Sunrise told me, “For every day you spend on the water, you add another day to your life”. I could not agree with Wayne more.
It’s that time of the year again when the San Diego Port Environmental specialist will come down and inspect the Marina. We ask that you start some of your New Year cleaning earlier than normal. Please ensure that all fingers are cleared of any stored items, check to make sure all gas cans are secured to the vessel if they are topside, and please make sure that there are no chemicals or hazardous materials stored in the dock box. Also, you’ll want to make sure that all standing water on your vessel and the dinghy is pumped out thoroughly. Lastly, they will be checking that all potted plants have something to contain any water that seeps out of the pot. San Diego Bay is a no discharge area. The Port and the Marina take this matter very seriously. The inspection is at random and will happen between January and March. Thank you all for helping us to ensure we are doing all we can to avoid any pollutants or runoff getting into the Bay. Feel free to stop by or give us a call if you have questions or concerns.
See you on the Docks!
Robert Zimmerman
Welcome to Our New Mariners
Josh Bartlett sailed in his beautiful 50’ Beneteau Oceanis  Sweptaway  from the broker’s dock at Shelter Island; Sean Jackson and Misty Cordray sailed in their awesome 41’ Formosa  Dutchess  from Fiddlers Cove Marina; Arya Hasheminejad purchased a 30’ Cal Jensen already here at CVM that he has not named yet; Bryan Haskin purchased a nice 42’ Ericson  Suddenly  already here at CVM; Lee and Myra Buby sailed in their awesome 42’ Privilege  Falkor from their mooring;  Kyle Samson in his very nice 42’ Catalina  Dynamis  from Treasure Island Marina; Chantal Badie brought in her very nice 40’ Silverton  The Sunshine  from Pier 32 Marina; Michael Schenk purchased a nice 30’ Sea Ray that was already here at CVM; John Ludwig brought in his beautiful 48’ C and C Yachts  Acionna  that he just took possession of at Shelter Island Boat Yard; Richard Decker purchased a very nice 25’ Catalina that was at CVM already; Brent Alley and Barbara Lyall sailed in their super cool 44’ Nordic  Pegasus II  from their home in British Columbia.  Welcome to your new Home!
Friendly Reminders - Helpful Hints
Storage Units Available
Please stop by the office if you are in need of a storage unit. They are rarely available, but right now we have a  few storage units and restroom lockers available . Please stop by the Marina office if you would like to take a look or for more information.
Tenant Package Delivery
The holidays are upon us, and that means more packages and Amazon deliveries. When placing orders for delivery to CVM, please include delivery instructions that packages can only be  accepted 8:30 am to 5 pm  at the CVM office.   Any orders delivered after business hours will be returned.
Space Heaters
It’s winter and it’s cold outside. Last year, many tenants used small space heaters to stay warm. Space heaters are not only dangerous, but also very expensive to use.   Space heaters use a lot of electricity.  Last winter, many people were shell-shocked when they got their electric bill.  In fact, each year space heaters are responsible for about 55,000 fires, 450 deaths and more than 1,500 injuries.  One of the best ways to make sure your heater doesn't become a fire hazard is to turn it off when you're not in the room or when you go to bed. Safety first and saving electricity will save you money !
Upcoming Events
NFL Playoff Games in January
Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Sunday 19th
It’s the time of the year for the  NFL Play-Offs Games . So, keep your Saturdays and Sundays open for the last few games of the season.  We’ll have the games on the  big screen TV in the Mariners Lounge  with some beverages and snacks. It’s a great way to see the best games of the year, support your favorite team and experience the buildup that will be Super Bowl Sunday!  We will post more details on game times once they become available.
Sunroad Boat Show
Thurs-Sat, January 23-26
Don’t miss this once a year event! There will be the brands and companies you’ve come to know and love, as well as new marine services and products, free boating seminars, boat rides, libations and more. In addition to the tremendous boats, there will also be a plethora of marine vendors and electronics with the latest nautical products and services, boating seminars, as well as food and beverages for attendees to enjoy a day on San Diego Bay.
Book Club Meeting
Monday, January 27 | Noon
This month we’ll be discussing our reading of  “Finding Dorothy” by Elizabeth Letts .  Please join us in  Mariners Lounge  for a rousing discussion of this month’s reading at the monthly  Book Club meeting .
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 On-going | 8:30 - 11:00 am 
Photoshop - Bring your laptop.
Boating Safety
Saturday, January 4 | 9 am-5 pm
This beginning boating class provides the knowledge needed to obtain a California Boater Card. This is a terrific class for new boat owners. Topics include all types of boats, trailering, navigation, boat handling, boating problems, safe boating, hunting, fishing and water skiing, and much more. This is an 8-hour class and the fee is $35 . There is limited seating so sign up early. The class is approved for CA Boater Card. Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. ( 619) 922-0231 .
Introduction to Marine Electrical Systems
Saturday, January 11 | 10-11 am
Join Mike Vinskiy owner of Worry Free Marine as he presents an hour-long course as in introduction to basic marine electrical systems. This is a great course for those who are new to boating or just looking for a good refresher course from a pro. We will have a sign-up sheet in the Marina office please call or stop by. (619) 619-1860.
Weekend Navigator Course
Saturday-Sunday, January 18-19 | 9 am-3 pm each day 
The basic portion of the weekend navigator class is designed to teach the student the rudiments of navigation by using GPS, and to have the backup skills of navigation using charts, navigation plotting tools and dead reckoning. The intent is to provide the student with a solid foundation with emphasis on technique and not blind reliance on electronics. GPS will be mentioned and discussed as it relates to plotting waypoints etc. The advanced portion of the course covers the use of GPS and other electronic devices in more technical detail as well as some more sophisticated traditional navigation skills as backups.  This is a 2-day class from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, the fee is $50 for one person or $60 for a couple sharing materials . There is limited seating available so please contact instructor Bill Anderson to sign up  (619) 922-0231 .
Introduction to Small Engine Repair and Maintenance
Saturday, January 25 | 10-11 am
Join Mike Vinskiy owner of Worry Free Marine as he presents an hour-long course as in introduction to small engine repair and maintenance. This is a great course for those who are new to boating or just looking for a good refresher course from a pro. We will have a sign-up sheet in the Marina office please call or stop by. (619) 619-1860.
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