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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | May 2018 | San Diego Bay
*Marine Gear Swap Meet - Saturday, May 5th*
News from the Marina Manager
Summer is trying its best to bless us with warm weather and sail winds, but it seems to be struggling to shed itself of a cold Spring. That said, I see many of our racers returning, fishermen readying for the season, and boaters fixing up their boats and making plans for the summer. The San Diego Boating Fun Calendar is jammed packed with "must do" dates. A few necessary must dos is the Wednesday night  Beer Can Races and is is open to everyone - register to participate at . If you've never done this, it is a hoot. And it isn't about drinking beer, although they are cold in the cooler. The Beer Can season runs from 5/23 to 8/1, so book your race now.
I also see a number of boats for sale in our Marina, and there is no better place to wed yourself to your next beauty than the upcoming  San Diego Boat Show, June 7-10 . We are already getting calls and slip reservations for racers planning to join the  2018 Baja Ha-Ha race to Cabo San Lucas  - and that's not even on the schedule until Oct. 29th. So, you can see we boaters do our share of planning ahead. That race is a must do if you can take a month off boss won't let me, but I hope you can do it.
Let's face it, you bought your boat to use it, so do it now! You won't regret it. If you need some ideas or suggestions on where to go for a day trip, a place to anchor for swimming or paddle boarding, a dock to tie up to that has a restaurant, and so forth, we can provide suggestions for you. Just call or stop by the office - we're always there to chat boating. Oh, and don't miss out on our  Cinco de Mayo Swap Meet May 5th , another must do (our Swaps are legendary...sort of).
See you on the docks,
David Lorentz, Marina Manager
Welcome to our New Mariners
Steve & Connie Hill sailed in from Cabo on their 49-ft 2008 Beneteau, Soiré; Boyd West bought in his 1982 30-ft Catalina, Nadine; Robert Shellman & Sonia Fleischman sailed over from Glorietta Bay on their 25-ft 1984 Catalina, Sea Fever; Brian & Carol Johnson sailed in their newly purchased 1978 36-ft Ta Shing, Star Navigator; Liam Roybal sailed in from Shelter Island on his 1985 25-ft Lancer, Maia; William Greiner came in on his newly purchased 1981 41-ft Californian, Clan Griswold; Wayne Cichanski sailed in on his 2007 38-ft Hunter, Katalina Rose, from Harbor Island West; Carlos Figueroa sailed in on his 1968 38-ft Columbia, Gaviota, from Kona Kai Marina; Rob Maden & Kay Saffe purchased a 1972 35-ft Chris Craft, Matter of Trust, here in the Marina; Eugene Abad purchased a 1973 27-ft Islander here in the Marina; William Newmann sailed in his 1979 37-ft Catalina, Enchantress, from Harbor Island West; Tim & Michelle Talbott came in on their 2015 63-ft Nordhavn, Piredmus, from Canada; Charles & Audrey Camarata are back for the summer in their 1979 16-ft Boston Whaler they trailered in; Charles Chandler brought in his 1989 32-ft Albemarle, Rock n Reel, from Marina Cortez. Welcome to our Boating Community!
Marine Gear Swap Meet
Saturday, May 5 | 7 am - Noon
Breakfast Specials and Corona's at the Galley. There will be live music by the Rubber Band, and the Taco Man will be here to help celebrate! The Tool and Hat Man, and the Rope and Line Man will all be here along with Kevin from So-Cal State Fire Protection to recharge and recertify your fire extinguishers. Start gathering all of your unwanted treasures and put a little extra change in your pocket. There are still a few spots available!
CVM Marina tenants get one space free . New item spaces are $30 and used item spaces are $15. This event usually sells out, so make your reservations early! Whether you're selling or buying, it's always a good time for all!
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday-Monday | May 25-28
This will be a weekend filled with family games and challenges, gifts and prize give-a-ways on both Saturday and Sunday. You will not want to miss all the activities we have planned for our guests this year!
  • Friday, May 25 - Live music Friday in the RV Courtyard with George James playing live for our Friday Happy Hour 4:30-6 pm. First beverage is on the house.
  • Saturday May 26 - Don’t miss our late afternoon Concert on the Green featuring the Elm Street Band for some Classic Rock n’ RollThey have been referred to as “The World's Greatest Garage/Surf Band” and were written up in the Long Beach Press-Telegram as “the soundtrack for the City of Long Beach, playing at events all over town.” The Elm Street Band has been performing for audiences all over Southern California since 1988.Concert is 5 to 8 pm at the RV Sunset Pavilion. We are going to have the Taco Man and his crew all set up, so sit back relax, enjoy the music and even better – there’s no need to cook dinner!
  • Sunday May 27-The fun continues in the RV Sunset Pavilion Noon to 3 pm. Back by popular demand! We’ll have the Euro Bungee Trampolines. We will have the grills going for the complimentary hot dogs; the popcorn will be popping, too! Join us as it’s a great way to keep the holiday vibe going all weekend. All children must be accompanied by an adult who is a tenant at CVM.
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 .
8:30-11:00 am | Marina Room
Bring your own laptop.
7-9 pm | Marina Room | Instructor: Don Johnson
May 2 | Anchoring
May 9 | Tips and FAQs - Boating Life
Session 1 - Life Aboard
May 16 | Tips and FAQs - Boating Life
Session 2 - Storage and Cleaning
May 23 | Tips and FAQs - Boating Life
Session 3 - Cooking Aboard
May 30 | Sea Stories and Famous Voyages
May 12 | 9 - 11 am
CPR First Aid Class
Provided by National Registry Paramedic. Instructor, Lawrence E. Holt. This class offers certification for individuals. Cost: $20 for Marina tenants / $50 for non-tenants. Books will be provided for this class. The maximum sign up list is 10 students per class. Lawrence was a Paramedic in Afghanistan, and teaches advanced lifesaving skills across the country. Contact the Marina to get registered, Class is limited size. Learn new skills on shore and sea to save a life. Sign up today.
May 19 | 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.
May 26 | 9 - 11 am
Suddenly In Command - Cost: $35
Instructor: Bill Anderson - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 114
Space is limited so call for your reservation now at 619-922-0231or email . The Captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard; you purchase a new boat and step 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
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