Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | July 2017 | San Diego
*Check out our Boating Classes for July*
Welcome to our New Mariners
Patrick Geoffroy is back with his 1981 27-ft Stiletto, and James Smith had his CT41 named Lucinda
trucked down from Port Townsend, Washington, while Stevens Weller and his brother Bradford came in with their 31-ft Hatters Express named Althea
. Barry Smith and Robert Heath are back with their 26-ft S-2 named Aguarious
, and Ish Monroe is back with his awesome go fast 34-ft Blue Fin with (3) 300 hp Yamahas named Extreme
. Gregory Thompson sailed in from Newport on his Islander 36, and Jared Rose came in on his 56-ft Huckins named Cleared Hot
. Michael Bartolo sailed in on his 27-ft Ranger named Time Out
, while Scott Ramsey and Christie Pennington sailed in on their 38-ft Irwin named Eagles Nest
. Marty Joseph sailed in on his 22-ft Ranger, and Magana Mayueth came down the bay on their Trojan 440 named Padre Santo
. James Szabo sailed over from Mission Bay on his Catalina 27 named Sun Burst
, and Daniel McGarrigle sailed in on his Catalina 27 named Tjuringa
. Lee Hoskins sailed his Ranger 27 named Eleanor
, and John Olenick sailed in on his Catalina 25 named Patience
. James Messerschidt & Barbara Gall sailed in from Long Beach with their 40-ft Ericson named Lil Mess
, while Scott Taylor came in on his 38-ft Chris Craft named Water Loo
. Marcie Schaaf & Gareth Jones came in on their 35-ft Bayliner named Forget About It
, and Gerrit Neve sailed in on his 24-ft Corsair named Orca
. Santiago Becerra sailed his amazing 57-ft Atlantic up from La Paz, Mexico, and Jim & Barbara Trefethen sailed up from South America on their 37-ft Fisher coming back from a 5-year, around-the-world adventure. And finally, Wiley Angin brought the 40-ft Hatteras named Queen Carissa
. Welcome everyone!
In the meantime see you on the docks,
After a month of June gloom, summer is now officially here. I think we underestimated just how nice the weather was the last couple of years having our El Ninos and La Ninas. The sun is out now, the air and water are warming, and the sea breeze is flowing in from across the bay. So no excuses now, get down here and come and enjoy your boats!
Our SUMMER CONCERT SERIES is kicking off this July 4th weekend. It all starts with the heart-thumpin', foot-stomping sounds of the Bayou Brothers, San Diego's favorite Cajun-Zydeco band. It's then on to Margaritaville on August 5th with Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band live on stage with their Jimmy Buffett- style music. This is followed up on the Labor Day weekend with the famous Calico Ridge band playing their exciting mix of Swing, Blues, Pop, Latin, R&B and Rock.
So it will be an awesome time to be in the Marina!
Hope you had a chance to see some of the Americas Cup action in Bermuda with their 50-foot Catamarans and wing sail. They foil around the race course at 50 miles per hour. The day I was watching they were racing in eight knots of breeze and going thirty knots. Now that's crazy! I do think they were upstaged by the Super Yacht Regatta with sailboats up to 180 feet. And then the Majestic Fleet of J Boats raced, which was the largest fleet of J Boats ever to be assembled. Talk about people with way too much money.
I am sure some day we will see foiling sailboats from our boat basin sailing up and down our bay, which offers perfect sailing conditions for these Catamarans, with our great breeze and shallow warm water.
Mike Sullivan, Dockmaster
Marina Classes for July
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
8:30-11:00 am | Marina Room
Bring your own laptop. Instructor: Don Johnson
WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES
7-9 pm | Marina Room
July 5, 12, 19 & 26
Knots, bends and braids, Marlin spike and eye splicing will be covered for on-going Wednesday night hands-on learning sessions. We all know about the Granny, so we will be working on some of the basics knots like the bowlin, half hitch, the reef knot, the sheet bend, the becket hitch, the rolling hitch, the buntline hitch and so many more. All of these knots look difficult but all are easy and fun to learn. This is a hands-on session so bring a small piece of line you can practice with.
SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES
9:30-11:00 am | Marina Room
No classes for 4th of July Weekend
Sat, July 8 & July 29
About Boating Safety
Every boater should have a chart of the local waters they sail or boat in. Learn about all the information the chart has to offer from navigational aids, buoys and beacons. Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary.
Sat, July 15
Stop the Bleed, Heart Saver CPR and First Aid
If you need a little brush-up on any of the above, stop by and learn from our very own Paramedic and American Heart Association instructor, Lawrence Holt. Learn the newest techniques for saving lives and dealing with everyday emergencies, and what everyone should know to stop bleeding after an injury. RSVP to the Marina Office (619-691-1860).
Sat-Sun, July 22 & 23
This is a Saturday and Sunday 2-day session, and when you're finished you will be up and running and feeling pretty comfortable with local cruising. 9 am-3 pm fee is $50 for singles, $55 for couples that can share materials. Limited seating so sign up now. The fee includes the Coast Guard Handbook and Chart. This course will teach you rudiments of navigation by using GPS as well as the back-up skills of navigation of 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. Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
JULY 4th INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND
Fri-Tues, June 30 - July 4
- Friday, June 30 - We are kicking off the weekend with our first Welcome Karaoke Happy Hour of the Summer Season. Join us at 4:30 pm in the Sunset Pavilion. So everyone brush off your pipes and get ready to welcome us all with your best karaoke songs! Of course, our welcome to you is that the first drink is on the house!
- Saturday, July 1 - Come prepared for an awesome concert of Cajun-Zydeco Music with the world famous "Bayou Brothers"! The concert is from 4-7 pm. No-host Tiki Bar and The Taco Man with $2 tacos and all the chips and salsa you can eat.
- Sunday, July 2 - Join us for some S'mores and Campfire songs followed by The Lighted Bike Parade. Make sure to stop by the Sunset Pavilion Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday between 6:30-9 pm to meet with the folks from Light Me Up Safety Lights as they will be selling kits to purchase to get your bikes, scooters, strollers, etc., all decked out for the parade - kits start at just $10, which includes installation. 6-9 pm in the Sunset Pavilion.
- Monday, July 3 - Family Picnic and Magic Show for the Kids, Free popcorn and snow cones along with the Surf Obstacle Course. There will be something for everyone! Noon to 3 pm in the Sunset Pavilion.
- Tuesday, July 4th - Sail aboard the Bill of Rights for a close-up view of the Big Bay Boom. Check the Web site for more details - www.schoonerbillofrights.com or call 619-500-2419.
BOATERS 6th ANNUAL "IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE" PARTY
Sat, August 5 | 5-8 pm
Mark your calendars for this year's Boaters Annual "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 your fellow boaters for some good times! The Marina will be serving Pulled Pork Sandwiches, coleslaw, potatoe salad, and chips. Admission and dinner is free (for tenants, up to 2 people), but extra tickets are available for your guest for $5 - please limit your guests to 2. No-host tiki bar will open at 5 pm.
Operation Clean Sweep
This year, Operation Clean Sweep will be held the end of summer on Saturday, August 26th
Great time working together to keep our marina clean.
We are mentioning this early because we want this on your calendar. This is an annual event for the entire bay and they end the day with tons of trash. If you sign up you will receive a t-shirt and and an invite for the after-party with a catered lunch, beverages, a raffle and family entertainment. And, there are prizes for the most unique trash, so save your most unique findings and enter the contest.
This year we want to incorporate a Boat Basin clean-out as well. We will ask our Divers to participate to get under the boats and docks and see what they can find, and we're asking Marina tenants to volunteer and help the divers pull these treasures out of the water that has been deposited in the boat basin the last few years.
Its been a while since the marina has come together to do this but it was great fun and amazing how much we pulled out of our little boat basin. A very rewarding experience, indeed. We hope we can count on you so we can get a big turn out of volunteers. I will be gathering up more information as we go along and will be passing it along.
So please put August 26 on your calander to come out and support Operation Clean Sweep.
Open to all Marina tenants with boats over 35 feet, and membership is free. Spend your time sailing...not getting ready to sail. Become a Boat Concierge Member, and we will manage these services once monthly for your boat: Professional boat wash, bottom clean, and one pump out. Ask us about our valet service. Call the office for more details at 619-691-1860.
Here's a clever way to get Paddle Boards off the boat or dock finger. Get a couple of surfboard racks for your paddle boards or bicycle (you can buy on line or at any surf shop), and install them on your deck stantions. Done, out of the way and easy to retrieve when you're ready to go for a paddle!
San Diego Happenings
La Jolla Playhouse
If you need a reality check from our Margaritaville, you can go and check out La Jolla Playhouse's new production of "Escape to Margaritaville", a new Jimmy Buffett production. They bill it as more than a musical but more of a way of life. Jimmy Buffett stopped in to check it out and gave it two thumbs up. If you think the tickets are expensive now, wait to you see the prices when it gets to Broadway!
If you need more Jimmy Buffett, he will again be rolling through town and performing at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on October 21st. (I'm not kidding that's the new name, some old names you might remember, Cricket Amphitheatre, and before that it was Coors Amphitheatre).
Summer is officially here, so we need everyone's cooperation. Please return the dock carts to any of the gates after you use them. We are getting into our busy season and we could use everyone's help on this one. It's not easy keeping a fresh supply of dock carts at Gate 2 and or Gate 3 ( just off the parking lot). If you could try and get them back to at least to the head of the dock, we can try and get them back to one of the gates.