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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | July 2018 | San Diego Bay
*Check Out Our July 4th Holiday Week Events*
News from the Dockmaster
I hope you all have been enjoying this beautiful weather. With the June gloom behind us, summer has been coming in full swing. We just kicked it off with the 46 th Annual Hobie Regatta, which took place on the beach behind the RV Resort. With 29 Hobies and 15 RVs, it was two full days of great winds and lots of fun!
Rumor has it that some of you are planning a summer trip as close as Catalina and as far away as the Channel Islands. Joe Allatta and his wife Elizabeth (on L Dock) will be heading out to the Channel Islands next month. They’ll be sailing their beautiful 45-ft Amel Maramu ketch named Walela . (FUN FACT: Walela = Cherokee Hummingbird). Joe has kept up his reputation as an active sailor for over 45 years since he first learned to sail back in his home state of New Jersey. During those 45 years he has sailed all over the Eastern Atlantic and the Western Pacific, but his favorite destination was the British Virgin Islands. Along with the natural beauty of the islands, Joe told me nothing but great things about the sailing and convenient anchorages along the shores filled with restaurants and shops. It is definitely a destination worth experiencing.
The trip to the Channel Islands is going to be a wonderful getaway for Joe and Elizabeth in comparison. The majority of the Channel Islands are full of beautiful national parks and wildlife refuges. Even though it’ll be a delightful destination for them, they will have to be prepared as the Islands do not offer moorings or provisions. Point being is if you are looking to take a fun summer trip to an amazing destination, Joe does not recommend this location, especially for novice sailors. He recommends Catalina or Ensenada for our new sailing friends.
During my discussion with Joe about his magnificent adventures, I asked him to share some of his more difficult trips that I would find surprising. He said that his worst trip was from San Francisco to San Diego with him, his wife and daughter. They encountered over 25-foot seas. Can you imagine? Thank goodness his vessel is made and maintained for these extreme cruising conditions out in the big blue sea. Of course, it helps that his daughter just happens to have a 100-ton captain’s license! The good news is that they were able to make it down to sunny San Diego safe and sound and stay with us for a while. Have a safe trip Joe and Elizabeth! We are looking forward to your return to hear all about your magnificent trip to the Channel Islands.
See you on the Docks!
Robert Zimmerman, Dockmaster
Welcome to our New Mariners
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Kevin Marshall just purchased a nice little 22-ft Columbia that he hasn’t named yet; Wade Gasser & family are ready for summer, they just brought in their new 24-ft Avalon pontoon boat; Jason & Danielle Perry brought in their new Sea Ray 320; Kurumi & Todd Anderson purchased a beautiful 25-ft Catalina that was already in the marina; David Hostvedt & Jan Bennett sailed in their 43-ft Wauquiez named Severance ; Todd & Annemiek Borjesson brought their 25-ft Catalina named Pau Hana from Lake Tahoe for the summer; James Yazloff motored in on his 32-ft Blackfin sport fisher named Reel Salty ; Bob Senter motored in on his 28-ft Bayliner named Serenity ; Return tenant David Plahn is back again for summer with his new 21-ft Sea Swirl sport fisher; Tim Haines sailed in his very nice 42-ft Catalina named Felicita ; Mike & Inna Vinskiy motored in on their 55-ft Sea Ray named Inna ; Dallas Gugins sailed in his 35-ft Coronado named Paradise ; Claude Martin & Elizabeth Tucker just purchased a 36-ft Uniflite named Sharon Gail that was already here in the marina; Jeff & Patricia Havir trucked over their 25-ft Ericson named Windjammer from Lake Pleasant, AZ; Mike Kidane & Jose Morales sailed in their 25-ft Cal Jensen; and Jesse Carlson sailed in his newly purchased 30-ft Newport from Shelter Island. Welcome !
Housekeeping Reminder
Please do not leave large or bulky trash items on the docks or at the base of the gates. We do not have the proper disposal for oversized items. If you do happen to have an oversized item that needs to be disposed of, please call the Marina Office at (619) 691-1860 . We are more than happy to point you in the right direction of the nearest disposal center.
PAY ON LINE Now Available from our Web Site
We’ve updated our Web site, so now you’ll see an orange button prompt on the upper right-hand side of the homepage. You can view your payment history and see your payment ledger anytime, 24/7. If you are nocturnal and like to pay your bills at 3 am, this is the solution for you.
July 4th Holiday Week | June 29 - July 5
We might not have fireworks in the South Bay, but the Resort and Marina is making sure that the long Independence Day week is the best ever. Please remember that all children must be accompanied by an adult Chula Vista Marina tenant.
  • Friday, June 29 | KARAOKE FRIDAY - We are kicking of the weekend with our first Karaoke Friday of the Summer Season at 4:30 pm in the Sunset Pavilion. Be sure to brush off your pipes and get ready to welcome us all with your best karaoke songs.
  • Saturday, June 30 | IT’S AN OUTDOOR MOVIE - Join us in the Sunset Pavilion at Sunset, yes Sunset – We’ll be playing Jumanji on the large outdoor movie screen. Don’t forget to bring your comfy chair.
  • Sunday, July 1 | FAMILY GAME CHALLENGE WITH GIANT JENGA - Bring your mad stacking and balancing skills to the Sunset Pavilion as we’ll be throwing down the challenge to find out who is the best Jenga player. The grandmaster will get a special treat!
  • Monday, July 2 | HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH LOCAL FAVORITE - TRADE WINDS - Local favorite Trade Winds will dazzle you with their dynamic, high energy classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s. This is going to be a rockin’ party you don’t want to miss! There will be a no-host bar, and The Taco Man will be back by popular demand serving up his famous Mexican-style $2 Street Tacos. Join us in the Sunset Pavilion from 5-8 pm for a great timeWe had booked The Eagles Experience for this concert, but due to unforeseen circumstances, they cancelled. We are sure Trade Winds will bring all your favorite tunes and lots of energy for the concert!
  • Tuesday, July 3 | 2ND ANNUAL LIGHTED BIKE PARADE - All week long we have been preparing your bikes, scooters, etc. for the Second Annual Lighted Bike Parade. Marissa and her crew from “Light Me Up Safety Lights” will be coming to help everyone get set up starting on July 1st. Then, after our Tuesday night Happy Hour, she’ll be here one more time to put on those final touches and then it’s time to get the party started! It is sure a sight to see everyone riding their lighted bikes through the resort!
  • Wednesday, July 4th | FAMILY PICNIC -Free Popcorn, Hot Dogs and Snow Cones along with the Infinite Obstacle Course. There will be something for everyone. Noon to 3 pm in the Sunset Pavilion
  • Wednesday, July 4th | “BIG BAY BOOM” This is a spectacular fireworks display off five different barges on San Diego Bay, and all will be simultaneous timed and simulcast to local radio stations. Our suggestion is to take the San Diego Red Trolley to Seaport Village.
  • Wednesday, July 4th | SAIL ABOARD OUR VERY OWN BILL OF RIGHTS for a close-up view of the Big Bay Boom. Board right from the marina. For more details and reservations, call 619-500-2419.
  • Thursday, July 5 | FAMILY GAME CHALLENGE WITH GIANT HUMAN FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT - We’ll be bringing in an inflatable foosball court. You’ll need to set up teams of 5 for this awesome agility challenge. The winner of the tournament will win a special treat!
Marina Classes for July
Marina Classes are  free to CVM tenants  and members of CG Auxiliary and US Power Squadron. See specific class information for additional fees for Coast Guard Auxiliary classes. For all others there is a $10 fee. For more information call the Marina Office at  619-691-1860 .
July 7 | 9 am - 5 pm
This class has it all in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course. This class will also give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Best of all, many boat insurance companies will offer discounts to boaters who successfully complete this course. Topics include: Boating Law, Safety Equipment, Safe Boating, Navigation, Boating Problems, Protecting your Boat and Fishing, Water-Skiing and River Boating. Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Guard Auxiliary. Limited space, call 619-922-0231 or email wgander1@hotmail.com  for reservations .
July 28 | 9 - 11 am
How to be prepared with the basics in case of an emergency. The Captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard; you’ve purchased a new boat and stepped 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. Instructor: Bill Anderson - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 114. Space is limited so call for your reservation now at 619-922-0231 or email wgander1@hotmail.com .
We will have a series of sailing movies every Wednesday at 7 pm in the Marina Room during the month of July. After the movies there will be a short discussion period. Come and join us as we journey with others.
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship, Essex, was assaulted by something no one could believe - a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick . But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
(Wed) July 11 | ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD - This is a charming documentary about the wondrous beauty of Antarctica and the quirky people who do research and other work there. Of the several other documentary films of Werner Herzog's I've enjoyed (The White Diamond, Grizzly Man, and Cave of Forgotten Dreams), this is my favorite - consistently entertaining, humorous, poignant, and starkly and pristinely beautiful, along with an interesting soundtrack by Henry Kaiser and David Lindley.
(Wed) July 18 | FOOL’S GOLD -  Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey re-team on the big screen for this adventurous tale about a treasure-hunting couple whose eight-year quest for the ultimate prize has left them flat broke and fresh out of gas. Finn has sadly neglected his marriage to his loving wife, Tess (Hudson). Tess has grown tired of the hunt, and now she's looking to start her life anew by going to work on the massive yacht of globetrotting billionaire Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland).
(Wed) July 25 | THE MAN WHO SUED GOD - Australian   comedy film starring  Billy Connolly  and  Judy Davis and directed by  Mark Joffe Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed, he is denied insurance because it’s an “Act of God”.  Frustrated that his claim is repeatedly declined, Steve files a claim against God, naming church officials as representatives of God and thereby the respondents. The church leaders, their respective lawyers and their insurance company get together to find a way to settle this dilemma, which catches the fancy of the media. It is in court that God's representatives will have to admit that the destruction of Steve's fishing boat was actually God's Act, accept and compensate him, or deny it altogether thereby denying God's existence, leaving the onus on Steve to prove his claim.
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