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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | Nov 2017 | San Diego Bay
*Check out the Events in November at the Marina*
Welcome to our New Mariners

Michael Rimmer came in with his Catalina 22 named Rusty Razor, Sean Yemm sailed in on his Islander 36 named Simple Pleasure, David Brennan with his wife and two daughters sailed his Hylas 56 in from Seattle named Anila (what a great classroom for their two home schooled girls - also heading off with the Ha Ha Fleet), Robert Hogan came in on his 25-ft Contessa named Skibo, Roger Davies and his wife Laurie Ann also sailed in from the San Juan Islands on their Triton 45 named Ocean Star (also heading off with the Ha Ha Fleet),  Andy Ania sailed in on his Islander 35 named Nicole, Jeffery Owens & Mindi Peters came in on their 42-ft Sea Ray named Sweet Dreams 2, Curtis & Julie Denmark sailed in from Washington on their Tayana 48 named Manna (heading to South Pacific & New Zealand around March), Derrick Schmitte & Marrilyn Coleman came in on their 24-ft Sea Swirl named Reel Hookers, Cindy & John Crocker came in from Newport Beach on their 34-ftt Sea Ray named Even Keel, Alyshia Madison came in on her 25-ft Chris Craft named Anna Maria, Robert & Gina Caro sailed in on their CT41 named MSSC, John & Shelly Andrews came in on their 28-ft Skip Jack named Lure for Fun, Eric & Sheri Schnabel sailed in from Vancouver on their Passport 48 named Shadow Fox (also heading south with the Ha Ha fleet), Arthur Ochse sailed in on his 32-ft PDQ Catamaran named Niche, Charles Carmen the third sailed in on his 26-ft Chrysler named Rejoice, Brenda Croft & David Maskell sailed in from Vancouver on their 59-ft Beneteau named Sapphire Sky (also joining the Ha Ha Fleet), Sonny Loreto came in with his 46-ft Chris Craft named Queen Victoria, Rick Antles & Susan Zuelke sailed in from Olympia, WA on their Cavalier 47 named White Raven (also sailing down to Cabo San Lucas with the Ha Ha fleet), Carl Camerucci sailed across the Bay on his Gulf Star 42 named Sea Carla, Michael Milota sailed in from Newport, OR on his Island Packet 38 named Alpha Leonis (also heading South), Gene Monper sailed in from Bellevue, WA on his 43 Taswell named Tabula Rasa (also heading South), Robert & Janet Petersen powered in from Anchorage on their Symbol 58 named Ambience (heading off with the Cubar Fleet), Nick Cimadon came in with his new 40-ft Carver named Nauti Murse, Peter Cosmann sailed in from Canada on his Sinek 43 named Mazu 2 with plans on heading South, Ralph Burleson & Irma Suanadle sailed or should we say Bashed up from Puerto Vallarta on their 47-ft Fontaine Pajot, and Charles Whitchurch came down the Bay on his beautiful 45-ft Bayliner named 2 Dreamers.
Let's welcome our new tenants and cruisers!
News from the Dockmaster

Wow! We have a lot of boats staying at Chula Vista Marina. And may I say we have some absolutely amazing boats, some that have come great distances to be here. Not sure which is further: Kaneohe Yacht Club, Oahu, Hawaii or Anchorage, Alaska. Some will be with us only a short time and some may have already left. So hope you had a chance to visit with a few of these adventurous souls. These sailors have some amazing knowledge and some amazing stories. And if you missed our little Happy Hour Baja-Ha-Ha Celebration party on the Dolphins Patio with Gary Seiler playing his Jimmy Buffet music, it was a good time to talk to a few tenants and cruisers. We had 12 boats leave on the Baja-Ha-Ha and 3 big power boats scheduled to leave on the Cubar Cruise, which is the sponsored San Diego Yacht Club Power Boat Cruise to La Paz, Mexico the first week of November. I would say CVM was pretty well represented for these premier events.
Hard to believe were allready talking about Thanksgiving, but there are a couple of things coming up in November you might want to know about. As we watched the brilliant PBS documentary "Vietnam," we were told stories of valor, tragedy, brilliance, stupidity and sacrifice of Vietnam. We have a pretty good group of tenants who were part of Vietnam. We also have a pretty good crew of active duty sailors and Marines in the Marina as well. So how do we say thank you for your service? We have a party. I hope you all can make our Veterans Day Dinner & Dance on November 11th, 5:00-7:30 pm. And on Thanksgiving Day, 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Poolside Room, the Marina and RV Resort will be preparing Turkeys and Gravy for the annual Turkey Potluck feast. So hope you can make both these special events. More information on the next page.

In the meantime see you on the docks,

Mike Sullivan, Dockmaster
The Big Left Turn and Cruising Baja 

This was a shared Saturday morning session with Curtis & Julie Denmark sharing their sailing adventure from Washington to San Diego. And part two featured Susan Gierga, one of our esteemed tenants, sharing her and her husband's experience cruising with the Baja Ha-Ha fleet for the past two years and cruising Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. Most everyone present in the Marina Room were signed up to go south with the Ha Ha fleet or shortly thereafter. Great experience sharing each other's knowledge of sailing, navigation and cruising.
These sessions are a very informative and amazing sharing experience. If anyone has a story or adventure to share, let me know; we would welcome the chance to hear about it and share it with other tenants.
And thank you again Curtis, Julie & Susan.
Special Events for November & December
Veterans Day Weekend
Saturday, November 11 | 4:30-6:30 pm 
Join us as we honor all our war veterans with an Old Fashioned Street Dance. We are blocking off Resort Way and the group Tradewinds will help us pay tribute to all our War Veterans.  We'll be serving our world-famous Beef Stew and cornbread. Don't bring an empty pocket - because the proceeds for the night will be donated to the Veterans Association.
Thanksgiving Day Potluck
Thursday, November 23 | 3 pm
Turkeys are prepared for the guests who are staying with us on Thanksgiving Day. Come and join us as we'll be serving turkey and gravy in the Poolside Room at 3 pm.  You'll want to remember to bring all the ingredients for one of your special dishes to share. All side dishes should serve 6-8 people. Please sign up at the RV Central Courtyard as we need to know how many turkeys we'll need to prepare.
Light Up the Marina & RV Resort Celebration
Friday, November 24 | 4:30 pm
Xmas at Chula Vista Marina
Help us observe the beginning of the Christmas Season at 4:30 pm at the Sunset Pavilion as we flip the switch for our Holiday Lights at the Marina and RV Resort. We'll have our favorite DJ George James playing music and even do a little Karaoke if you'd like. As always, the bar will be open.
Winter Wonderland Weekend
Friday-Saturday, December 8-9
It is a sight that everyone must see at least once. The Resort transforms into a Winter Wonderland with RVs all decked out in their Holiday finest. There are lights everywhere, and I mean everywhere! The Happy Campers will be here for their 16th year! Their group of exuberant and gleeful people ensures that this is one of the best weekends of the year. Be sure to bring your holiday spirit!
Toys For Tots
Saturday, December 9 | 5:30 pm
While you are enjoying all the beautiful lights in the Resort, stop by the Poolside Room for some festive holiday candies. Don't forget your donation for the Marine's Toy for Tots - for each donation you'll receive a raffle ticket. At 6 pm we'll announce the winners of the RV decorating contest as well as the raffle winners. It's a great way to share the reason for the season.
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
Sundays, December 10 & 17
This is a must thing to do if you have a big boat and a crew that wants to get out and enjoy the season festivity. See their Web site for more details -
Housekeeping Reminders

  1. Maintenance. Boat owners must maintain their vessel in a clean and cared-for condition at all times. Only minor maintaince and bright work can occur on marina property, during which customary precautions must be taken to keep debris out of the water.
  2. No hull sanding or major repairs, no paint removal, spraying or scraping can be performed on Marina premises. Major construction or repair, painting or overhaul is not permitted on Marina premises. The Marina shall be sole judge as to what constitutes "major overhaul".
  3. No Tarps. Temporary tarps, plastic, PVC, or non-sunbrella materials are strictly prohibited, and may be removed without notice. 
  4. Halyards. Sailboat owner's halyards must tie off to eliminate noise. Dock lines must be maintained in a safe manner, non-chafed, and be adequate size for the vessel.
  5. Keep vacant slips open. Please don't park your dinghy in the open slips.
  6. Pets must be on a leash at ALL times in the Marina. Please help keep our Marina clean and beautiful by picking up after your pooch! Remember, no pets inside the restrooms.  We have 4 pet stops for your use, plus a free Doggie Wash Station at the Sunset Pavilion inside the RV Resort.
  7. Guests. All guests must check in at the Marina office. Owners must be with their guests at all times. Please! For your security, do not give access to the Marina to people waiting outside the Marina Gates.
Marina Classes for November

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
Weds, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Boat Electric - Ongoing
Lots to talk about and cover. This is an ongoing Wednesday evening class. Topics include delivering power, engine starting, generating and storing power, electrical wiring, circuit breakers panels, magnetic influence, terminal fittings and just a ton of information. Feel free to drop in any time  - Don Johnson Instructor.
9:30-11:00 am |  Marina Room   
Sat, November 7
About Boating Safety
This beginning boating class provides the knowledge needed to obtain a California Boater Card. This is a terrific class for new boat owners. Topics include types of boats, trailering, navigation, boat handling, boating problems, safe boating, hunting, fishing and water skiing and more. This is an 8-hour class, 9 am to 5 pm. Fee is $35. Limited seating so sign up now. Approved for CA Boater Card. Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 619-922-0231.
Sat, November 18
Suddenly in Command
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! This is for crew and all your second and third mates to have a chance to learn what to do when accidents and misfortunes happen. Presented by Bill Anderson Flotilla 114.

Sat, November 25

Holiday weekend no class.
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