Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | May 2017 | San Diego
*Check out our Boating Classes for May*
Welcome to our New Mariners
James Dixon came in with his 16-ft Crestline all the way from Hemet; Richard Long sailed in on his Islander 32 from Coronado; Dawn Harper came in on her 32-ft Hatteras named Kealoha
; Martin Valor came in on his 26-ft Bayliner from Glendale AZ;
Jim Fair & Linda Powers pulled in on their Outboard 46 named Chesapeak
, just finishing their round-the-world adventure of eight years. They have some amazing stories to tell (Jim said you will need to buy the book that hasn't been written yet); Darryl & Ann Ledoux came in on their awesome new 46-ft Maxum from Newport named Knee Deep
; Ric Edwards pulled in on his Catalina 30 named Windsong
; Kris Kirpatrick & Molly O'Brien sailed in from Long Beach on their 41-ft Islander named Starfire
; and Clint Grantham came in on his 42-ft Cooper Prowler named Encore
. Welcome all!
See you on the docks,
Borrowing a page from Mark Twain, I'd like to put everyone's mind at ease after the recent newspaper articles about the Port of San Diego's plans. Chula Vista RV Resort Marina is still here, alive and kicking, and enjoying the company of our guests. Yes, the Port has grandiose plans to eventually build a hotel/convention center on our RV site next door. And, yes, they have made some progress. But these political wheels turn slowly and there are many moving parts - and these moving parts are all "what ifs" and require huge outside financial commitments for this to ever to come to fruition. So, no worries here. Life is good ... change is good, too ... but for now we are content with our beautiful view (Chula Vista means "beautiful view" in Spanish)
just as it is.
Here we go again jumping into spring with summer around the corner. This is our busiest time and if you remember from last year, we will fill most of the slips. So, we need everyone's cooperation to keep your docks picked up and dinghies tucked in behind your boat. If you have questions regarding any of our rules and regulations, please stop by the office and we can print a copy for you.
We had the Port come down for our annual Port Environmental Inspection, but we weren't able to get down to the docks. It's amazing how much time we spent looking at storm drains, parking lots, irrigation systems and dumpster areas. And what do you know, they're coming back May 11th! This means we're asking you to pick up any material and personal gear around your boat fingers -everything needs to be on the boat or in the dock box. Please note: we cannot have any cleaning solutions, thinners, paint, varnish, fertilizer, plants, gas cans, or lighter fluid, especially under the dock steps or behind the dock boxes. If you have inadvertently left something out, we will contact you or pick it up and place it on your boat.
If you have any questions or concerns please call the Marina office .
Mike Sullivan, Dockmaster
Marina Classes for May
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
Bring your own laptop. Instructor: Don Johnson
WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES
7-9 pm | Marina Room
May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Preparing to Go Cruising
You bought a boat and plan to explore the ocean! Or at least go cruising for a few months. During the month of May we will explore preparing, planning, equipment, and the skills you'll need for your adventure. This ongoing Wednesday course will cover the following topics: Boat and Equipment, Voyage Planning, Maintenance and Tools, Navigation, Communication, Provisioning, Emergencies, and Paperwork. Instructed by Don Johnson.
SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES
9:30-11:00 am | Marina Room
Sat, May 6
No class for Marine Gear Swap Meet
Misfortunes occur in seconds, and you have the rest of your life to be grateful that you knew what to do because you were prepared. Don't miss this session for crew and second and third mates. This is your chance to learn what to do when accidents and misfortunes happen. Presented by Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 114.
Sat, May 20
About Boating Safety
Just a few topics that will be discussed are introduction to boating, boating laws, rules of the road, safety equipment, navigation aids, and buoys and beacons. Don't miss this informative boating presentation. Presented by Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 114.
Sat, May 27
Off for Memorial Day Weekend - Enjoy!
Spring Marine Gear Swap Meet
Saturday, May 6 | 7 am - Noon
Get the best deals at Chula Vista Marina at our Spring Marine Gear Swap Meet
. There will be hundreds of vendors and thousands of good deals. Shop the Sunbrella Man, the Rope & Line Man, and the Tool & Hat Man. Recharge and recertify your fire extinguishers. You will always find anchors, fishing and survivor gear, too.
Music, Tamales and Tacos will be the order of the day with live music provided by the Rubber Band. One space available to all CVM tenants at no charge. Used items $15 and new vendors $30. For additional information call 619-691-1860. Reserve your spot now as space is limited.
Upcoming Fun Stuff
NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY
Friday, May 19
This is the sixth year that Chula Vista Marina is hosting a Bike to Work Pit Stop - one of 94 in the County. Sandag is trying to get us out of our cars and on our bikes to ride them to work. Be sure to stop by and pick up a free t-shirt and other goodies provided at each pit stop. It's really amazing to see who's out riding their bikes between 6 and 9 am.
Lots of bike riding going on in front of the Marina! And in case you didn't know, Marina Parkway is part of the 24-mile Bayshore Bicycle Path that loops around the Bay. Sandag has spent millions developing this pathway, and it's great to see everyone using it!
Saturday, May 27 | 4-7 pm
Join us for Concert on the Green with one of our favorite bands, Jerry and Stars on the Water. Be sure to bring your chairs and sunscreen!
The Taco Man will be serving his famous Mexican Tacos, and the Tiki Hut Wine and Beer Bar will be open for business, too. Showtime is 4 to 7 pm in the Sunset Pavilion .
45th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO HOBIE CLASSIC
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 in the Sunset Pavilion.
The Gossip Board
Meet Sunny Boy from D Dock - he loves Chula Vista Marina, the fresh air and all the dog parks nearby. Sunny Boy lives with his master, Ross Gautheir, on their Ericson 35 named Ekahi and has been part of the Marina for the past two years. His favorite is the pet grooming station at the RV Resort and its warm water.
Chula Vista Marina Tenants
Concierge Program - Join Now!
Existing tenants not yet on our Boat Concierge Program
, be sure to sign up during the month of May and get your first month of boat cleaning, bottom cleaning, and pump out service absolutely free
Contact the Marina Office for more details. Space is limited and this offer expires May 31st.
Please return dock carts to any of the gates. We are getting into our busy season and could use everyone's help on this. It's not easy keeping a fresh supply of dock carts at gates 2 or 3, just off the parking lots. If you could try and get them back to the ramps, everyone will certainly appreciate it.