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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | June 2017 | San Diego 
*Check out our Boating Classes for June*
News from the Dockmaster

This year Operation Clean Sweep will be held at the end of summer on Saturday, August 26th. 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. There's an after-party following the clean up with music and food. I know the party was at Bayside Park in front of the RV Resort a couple of years ago, but I am not sure yet where this year's event will be.
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 have been deposited in the boat basin the last few years.
We're trying to remember but it has been six or seven years since we have done something like this. It was great fun and amazing how much we pulled out of our little boat basin. It was a very rewarding experience so I hope we can count on you so we can get a big turn-out of volunteers. We'll gather up more information and will pass along.
So please put August 26 on your calendar come out and support Operation Clean Sweep !

See you on the docks,

Mike Sullivan, Dockmaster
Welcome to our New Mariners

Ryon Engle came in on his 32-ft O'Day named La Diablo; Valer Martin came in on his 35-ft Penn Yan named Ofishal Business; Linda Radefeld came in by truck with their 40-ft Hatteras named Disciple Ship, which came on its own bottom down the Mississippi River from Michigan and then trucked from Houston, Texas; Art Wagner and Pam Levasseur came in on their 27-ft Sea Ray with a new name to come; Samuel Hartline sailed down the Bay on his Cal Jensen 27 named Yella Hammer; John Testa came in on his 21-ft Bayliner and hopes to be catching the big ones real soon; Merkel and Associates are back with two work boats doing a special project in the Bay; Marcos & Gabrielle Robles came in from Mission Bay on their 35-ft Main Ship named To The Good Life.  Welcome all!
Marina Classes for June

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.
8:30-11:00 am | Marina Room
Bring your own laptop. Instructor: Don Johnson
7-9 pm |  Marina Room
June 7, 14,21& 28
Celestial Navigation Continues
Learn how to find your position anywhere in the world using a few techniques, some tools and simple math. This course will prepare you to navigate using the sextant. You will learn to adjust the sextant and take shots of the stars. You will also learn how to do sight reduction, i.e., yaking and altitude reading from the sextant, the time for a chronometer, and assumed position and finding your position. This class has been ongoing, but you can join in as we go along.  Instructed by Don & Susan Johnson.
9:30-11:00 am |  Marina Room   
Sat , June 3
Cruising with Carolyn & Bob Mehaffy
Learn about the beauty of the Sea Of Cortez, the weather, the time of year to go, the places not to be missed, where to find boat repair facilities and where to find provisions. Bob and Car ol have recent knowledge of anchorages and marinas, from La Paz north to R efugio on Isla Angel de la Guarda, some 500 miles of great cruising.
Bob and Carolyn have been sailing their 45-ft Hardin Ketch for the past 18 years. They have extensive cruising experience and have written cruising guides to San Francisco Bay, Hawaiian Islands and destinations in Mexico. If you are considering going south, don't miss this informative presentation.
Sat, June 10
Adult CPR
Join paramedic and American Heart Association instructor, Lawrence Holt, for an adult CPR class, managing an obstructed airway and the newest techniques for saving lives. RSVP to the Marina Office (619) 691-1860 or
Sat, June 17
How to Read a Nautical Chart
Every boater should have a chart of the local waters where they sail or boat. Learn about all the information the chart has to offer. Instructor - Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Sat, June 24
About Boating Safety
Introduction to boating, boating laws, rules of the road, safety equipment, navigational aids, buoys, and beacons, are just a couple of the topics that will be covered. Don't miss this informative boating presentation. Instructor - Bill Anderson US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Bike Storage Area
A few years ago we created an awesome Bike Enclosure, adjacent to the parking lot that was pretty well hidden, with a 7-foot fence around it and spikes on the top. It is enclosed with video surveillance cameras and bright sensor lighting, along with computer-controlled access exclusive to our Marina guests. Unfortunately, this free amenity has become a target to the bike thieves and despite our best efforts to keep them out, our enclosure seems to attract them like flies. Thus, we have made the hard decision to close down the bike storage area. If you have not already removed your bike (deadline was 5/31/17), please call the Dockmaster right away and make arrangements for your bike. Bikes left there after 5/31/17 are subject to discard.
The bicycle racks will be moved to the north and south sides of the closed restaurant site near Gate 3 (that is the south marina access gate near the Bill of Rights). You are welcome to store your bikes there if you like. Or you may take them home or you may store them on your boats. Bikes cannot be stored on the docks or on your dock fingers.
Moving forward, we are researching converting some dock dinghy storage racks into bicycle lockers. We will give you an update soon on this project .
Marine Gear Swap Meet Recap
Our May 6th Marine Gear Swap Meet was a huge success even though we dodged rain clouds all morning. Big turnout with lots of great deals, the Tacos were the best, and the music from the Rubber Band was good fun.
Next Swap Meet will be October 7th, so start gathering your used good stuff now. Remember, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Plus, it is really good fun to chat with other Marina tenants and, best of all, you can practice up on your negotiating skills !
Tree Trimming in Marina Parking Lot
Tree Trimming - Tues-Thurs, June 6, 7, & 8
Yes, it's that time of year again where we trim all the Mexican Fan Palms in the parking lot. Please remember to move your cars, during this time. We will put reminder flyers on the gates and cars. We will also put yellow tape across the parking lot to designate where the work will be done each day. Please help us by being aware of where it will be safe to park your vehicles during these 3 days. Thank you all for your cooperation during this project.
Boat Concierge Program

Open to all Marina Tenants with boats over 30 feet - please call for details. If you like to be pampered, then try our unique Boat Concierge Program. For our Concierge Members, we will manage these services once monthly for your boat: professional boat wash, bottom clean, and one pump-out. These services are provided at our cost - a huge savings for you. Ask about our valet delivery service from our Resort Store right to your boat. Call the Dockmaster for more details at 619-691-1860.
Upcoming Fun Stuff
The Hobies are back!
Sat-Sun, June 3-4
The 45th Hobie Classic, a 2-day Regatta right off the beach in front of the RV Resort. This free event will be followed by a dinner and dance at the Sunset Pavilion. (Nominal fee by event producers for dinner and dance). You're also welcome to drop in and enjoy the music of the Rubber Band who have been performing together since 1983. Fun music you can dance to, too! Showtime is 6-9 pm.
Fri-Mon, June 30 - July 3
  • Saturday, July 1 - Zydeco Mardi Gras Party with the infamous "Bayou Brothers" setting the stage for some great music. No-host Tiki Bar, (1) complimentary drink.
  • Sunday, July 2 - Join us for an Old Fashioned Wienie Roast followed by The Lighted Bike Parade6-9 pm 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.
5 o'clock parrot
Sat, August 5 | 5-8 pm
Mark Wood and the Parrot Heads are back by popular demand, so bring your dancing flip flops! The party will be potluck for sides and desserts, and the Marina will be serving the main dish.
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