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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | March 2018 | San Diego Bay
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Welcome to our New Mariners

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Nicholas Bernabe purchased his 34-ft Homemade Multi Sail No Sniveling on H1-99;  Michael & Michelle Jefferson trailered in from Escondido a 27-ft homebuilt Kala Lua on E1-23;  Cameron Van Dorseen hopped over from Fiddlers Cove in his 21-ft Catalina Little Tease #2 on G2-24; Loren Devore from OC arrived in his newly acquired 39-ft Lancer Sloop Beach Bum on E2-22; Joseph & Elizabeth Allatta returned from a Mexico cruise on their 46-ft Amel Maramu Ketch Walela on L2-08; Diane Valentine purchased a 35-ft Searay here in the marina on D2-28; Donovan & Katie Fousel sailed up from Mexico on a 43-ft Columbia Etunal Turtle on E2-03; Dan & Bonnie Brown brought down their 46-ft Hunter McKenzie Rose from Dana Point on A1-02; Katherine & Joseph Randazzo arrived in their 46-ft Irwin Mark II Piano on F1-07; Trevor Lansing moved down his 28-ft Bayliner Murphy's Outlaw K2-20. Please, everyone, help us welcome our new mariners!
News From The Dockmaster

(l-r) Brooke, Jeffrey & Dave
I am sure by now everyone is aware that Mike Sullivan retired at the beginning of the year and is enjoying the next chapter in his life traveling and living his dreams! You may have even noticed several new faces in the Marina office. Angie has also moved on to new opportunities and will be missed. In addition to Emily and Robert in the office, we now have Jeffrey assisting our boaters with all of their needs.
Robert & Emily
Our new Office Administrator,  Brooke, is making sure all the T's are crossed and I's are dotted, along with assisting our tenants.
Lastly, there is our new Marina Manager/Dockmaster - me, Dave. I am excited and fortunate to join this amazing team here at CVM. I moved here 5 years ago from Las Vegas and found the staff and 5-star facilites here to be the best in San Diego. Now as a part of this team, I hope that my management experience can help to build on our success and ensure that we are the best destination for boaters of all types. In a short time here I have been able to meet a lot of our great tenants and look forward to meeting all of you. Please stop by the office, yell at me across the docks or wave me down to say "hello". It's the best part of my day!
There are a few areas that have been brought to my attention that we all need to work together on improving. Please make sure that you keep the dock fingers free and clear for everyone's safety and for emergency access. There should not be any bikes, building materials, dinghies, tools or other obstructions on any dock fingers. This keeps our marina safe as well as attractive for all guests.
Additionally, we need your help in keeping our docks secure.  Please do not allow tailgaters to follow you in and out of the docks or restrooms. We have had a couple of instances in which our excellent security team has caught transient individuals sneaking into restrooms with dogs to shower and onto the docks to steal dock carts for their belongings. These are situations that none of us want, and the only way to stop it is to make sure the gate closes behind you. It's not rude to ask to see a key FOB or say sorry, I don't know you.  If someone doesn't let you tailgate say "thank you for keeping us secure".
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office and we will try and address any issue you may have.
See you on the docks,
David Lorentz
Marina Manager
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Marina Boater Concierge Program
You may have heard about some improvements in our Concierge Program. We have a new dive company that can provide the more personalized customer service that our tenants wanted. Going forward, Lighthouse Diving Services will be our only monthly bottom cleaning vendor for our concierge tenants. Our new pump-out service vendor will now be Neptune providing the monthly pump-out service. We are confident that both will give our tenants outstanding service and pre vent frequent changes in vendors. If you are not currently on our Concierge  Program, we invite you to stop in the Marina office so we can explain all of the benefits .
Marina & RV Resort Activities

Lots going on, so be sure to look for our flyers and schedules up and around the Marina and RV Resort for dates and times. You will find weekly classes for Line Dancing, Pool Aerobics, Yoga, Easy Stretch and Photoshop.
Don't forget to join us at the RV Resort Central Complex for Happy Hours every Tuesday and Friday starting at 4:30 pm with live entertainment.

Cooking Class | Poolside Room
Monday, March 5 | 10 am
You'll want to join us in the Poolside room on Monday, March 5th at 10 am as Chef Michael will be here with a cooking demonstration. He'll prepare several items for you to try and give you the inside scoop on how to make perfect soups, stocks and sauces. Space is limited, so you will need to reserve your space in advance - be sure to check out the bulletin board in the RV Central Courtyard for all the details.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner | Poolside Room
Saturday, March 17 | 5:30 pm
Put your Green on and join the St. Pat's Day Leprechauns as they serve up their infamous Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner with no-host bar at 5:30 pm in the RV Poolside Room.  (minimal charge)
Easter Week & Spring Break
Saturday, March 24 - Sunday, April 1
You won't want to miss out on any of the fun Easter Week at the Resort. We have many different things planned - candy bar bingo, kid's karaoke, chair volleyball and movie nights, just to name a few. Then on Saturday, we'll have our famous Easter Egg Hunt and then for the adults we'll have a Poolside Happy Hour with Patrick Burke (The Steel Drum Guy).
Wienie Roast & Foam Party | Sunset Pavilion
Saturday, March 24 | 1 pm
We are going to kick-off the Easter week with an old-fashioned wienie roast and foam party in the RV Sunset Pavilion. We'll have the grills going for the wienies, and all the while you and kids can play in the giant foam pit. It will be great time playing in the foam so bring your bathing suits and let's get our foam on!
Annual Easter Egg Hunt | Sunset Pavilion
Saturday, March 31 | 11 am
Meet us in the RV Poolside room to get your Easter basket ready and then it's off to the Sunset Pavilion for our Annual Easter Egg hunt.  Be sure to look for the Golden Egg to collect a Special Treat from the Easter Bunny!
Marina Classes for March

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 (taught by Coast Guard Auxilliary)
March 7, 14, 21 & 28
Coastal Navigation
Instructor: Don Johnson. Don will cover a variety of topics including DR Plot, running fix, lines of position and current sailing.

Sat-Sun, March 3-4 | 9 am - 3 pm
(2) Five-hour sessions

Weekend Navigator
Cost for this 2-day session is $50 pp, $60 for couples. Instructor: Bill Anderson - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 114.  This is a 2-day course with 5-hour sessions each day.  Space is limited so call for your reservation now at 619-922-0231 or email This is a great way to jump right into it and learn what you need to know to get from point A to Point B. This class covers a ton of material, but when you're finished you will be able to safely navigate locally, and with a little experience you will be doing coastal cruising.
Sat, March 10 | 9 am - 5 pm
About Boating Safety
Cost: $35 , Instructor: Bill Anderson - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 114. Space is limited so call for your reservation now at 619-922-0231 or email . This class covers a variety of topics including Boating Law, Boating Safety Equipment, Safe Boating, Navigation, Boating Problems, Trailering, Storing, Protecting your boat and Hunting and Fishing, Water Skiing and River Boating.

Sat, March 17 | 9 - 11 am
The Basics of Marine Sewing
Instructor: Don Johnson. From cushions and upholstery to main sail stitching, Don will educate beginners through experts. Join him for a great morning.
Sat, March 24 | 9 - 11 am
Marine Electrical Safety
Instructor: Mark from Mark's Marine Electric.  Mark will cover basic electrical "Do's and Don't's" - from running extension cords from shore power into boats, dangers of multi outlets, loose wires, proper grounding and much more.
Sat, March 31 | 9 am - 5 pm
About Boating Safety
Cost: $35, Instructor: Bill Anderson - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 114. Space is limited so call for your reservation now at  619-922-0231 or email This class covers a variety of topics including Boating Law, Boating Safety Equipment, Safe Boating, Navigation, Boating Problems, Trailering, Storing, Protecting your boat and Hunting and Fishing, Water Skiing and River Boating.
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