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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | Sept 2018 | San Diego Bay
 *Summer Finale Concert - Labor Day Weekend*
News from the Dockmaster
What a great turnout we had for our annual  “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” Party ! It had to be the best year yet. Heck, thanks to Julia Overlin, I was out on the dance floor for a brief second of the night  (I am sincerely sorry to anyone who had to witness my dance moves) . Other than all the great food and dancing, I was happy to see everyone enjoying our raffle baskets donated to us by our wonderful community. I wanted to give a great big “thank you” to the following vendors who helped make the raffle a big hit:  Chula Vista Kayak with two free 3-hour kayak rentals,  The LOT with some free gift cards/movie tickets/blankets,  The Galley at the Marina with three gift cards to enjoy a tasty meal,  J.P. Motor Sports with their T-Shirts/life jackets, the  Bill of Rights with four vouchers for their day cruises, a free wash and wax from  Elite RVS Detailing Service , and  Tim Stockton for donating one of his paintings.  Also, I wanted to give a shout-out to the staff from both the Marina and RV for making the day a big hit. But don’t worry! We still have our big Labor Day party to look forward to. We will have the Taco Man with his delicious tacos and a live band at the RV Resort to conclude this fun and eventful summer here at the Chula Vista Marina .
See you on the Docks!
Robert Zimmerman, Dockmaster
Welcome to our New Mariners
Leslie & Van Hastings brought in their 50-ft 2002 Jefferson Motor Yacht Aft Cabin from Marina Del Rey. Paul Miles brought in his 38-ft 2014 Hanes 385 from Sunroad Marina and sailed down to Chula Vista. Murry Johnson bought a 46-ft 1969 Crist Craft from a previous Marina tenant. Carlos Sanchez brought over his 41-ft 1982 Marine Trader from the California Yacht Marina. William Van Dyke dropped his 22-ft 1977 Baja Cabin Cruiser in the water off of his trailer. Thomas Alberts sailed up his 45-ft 1981 Norseman GRP Aux Cutter from Baja. Kristie and Joshua Reese sailed down their 27-ft 1977 Catalina from Bahia Marina. Chris Perkins brought down his 35-ft 1976 York Sail from Seaforth Marina. Jason Washburn brought down his 30-ft 1956 Jensen from Seaforth Marina. Sid Ellis bought a 24-ft 1984 Lancer Motorsail from a previous Chula Vista Marina tenant. Miranda & Jonathan Sanders bought a 36-ft 1977 Uniflight Cruiser from a previous Chula Vista Marina tenant. Danielle & Christopher Brannan bought a 1986 Holiday Mansion 37 Barracuda from a previous Chula Vista Marina tenant. Evan Essig brought in a 2018 Arima Marine 21 Sea Ranger dropped in the water off of a trailer. Ed William brought in a 27-ft 1974 Islander Yachts dropped in the water off of a trailer. Mary Greiner bought a 35-ft 1970 Columbia from a previous Chula Vista Marina tenant. Chad Ellis bought a 27-ft 1974 Coronado from a previous Chula Vista Marina tenant. Frank Dixon brought back his 22-ft 1967 Schock Santana. Ray Cavins brought back his 25-ft 2018 Knot a Yacht Cut Water. Michael Rimmer bought a 22-ft 1988 Catal 22 Capri/Cata from a previous Chula Vista Marina tenant.   Welcome to everyone !
 Helpful Information
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It has been a sweltering summer as well as a busy one. I have been witnessing a lot of activity and movement of vessels down on the docks. Please keep in mind that the Coast Guard is out and actively conducting safety inspections. Also keep in mind the importance of keeping your boat up to par for the possibility of a routine Coast Guard inspection while you are out on the Bay. You don’t want an unexpected inspection to spoil your day out on the water.  REMEMBER: The Coast Guard DOES NOT need a reason to stop you or board your vessel. If they do so, here’s a quick list of things they’re looking for: CF numbering, certificate or documentation, a floating device for everyone on board, plus you need one that you can reach and throw, a sound-producing device like a whistle, bell, or air horn, fire extinguisher, backfire flame control system for larger boats, proper ventilation, marine sanitation devices, like a installed toilet & holding tank, navigation and anchor lights/anchor lights, and distress signals.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call or stop by the office. I will be happy to give you the contact info for our local Coast Guard auxiliary chapter. They can set up a time to conduct a vessel inspection for you and will address any issues that you may have on your boat. There is no penalty if they find any shortcomings in the vessel inspection!
 Friendly Reminder
Our Saturday classes are a great way to become familiar with safe boating. It’s important to have fun out on the water but even more so to do it safely.
Also, there is nothing more frustrating than to look for a dock cart and none are there!  Please be courteous to your fellow boaters and immediately return the dock carts back to the gates as soon as you’re finished. There are plenty of dock carts (typically 4 at each gate), but not if they’re left on your finger or out in the parking lot.  Also, if you have a vehicle in the marina lot, please remember it must be moved at least every 72 hours and the tags on the vehicle must remain current.
Summer Finale
Labor Day Weekend
Friday-Monday | August 31-September 3
If you missed the last two holiday weekends, you won’t want to miss our Summer Finale! Check out the lineup below.
Friday, August 31 – Karaoke Happy Hour (Our last of the summer season)
Please join us for our farewell to summer Karaoke in the Sunset Pavilion.  Rumor has it that this has been one of the best summers ever for Karaoke – join in the fun!
Saturday, September 1 – Concert in the Park 
Join us for our last evening summer concert of 2018 featuring  Mark Wood and The Parrot Head Band.  They are a fabulous Jimmy Buffet tribute Band.   They promise to give us a concert that will rock the house, so bring your flip flops and join in the fun!  The party starts at  5 pm in the Sunset Pavilion . The  Taco Man will be on hand with his authentic $2 Mexican Street Tacos.
Saturday, September 2 -  The fun continues in the  Sunset Pavilion Noon to 3 pm .  Back by popular demand! We’ll have the  Wipeout Challenge .  We’ll have the grills going for the complimentary hot dogs - the popcorn will be popping, too!  It’s a great way to keep the holiday vibe going all weekend!
 Save the Date
BaHa-Ha-Ha Marine Gear Swap Meet
Saturday, October 6 | 7 am - Noon
Start gathering all your unwanted treasures and put a little extra change in your pockets for the upcoming holidays.   CV Marina tenants get one space free . There will be live music, and the Taco Man will be here to help celebrate this annual fall event.    New item spaces are available for $30 and used item spaces are $15 . This event usually sells out, so make your reservation early. Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s sure to be a great time for all.
 September Happenings
Thunder Boat Races
Friday – Sunday | September 14 - 16
Speaking of wrapping up the summer, there are still some fun boating events going on that you all might want to check out. Mission Bay is hosting the Bay Fair. This entails the annual  hydroplane races in San Diego showing some of the fastest boats in the world. The event will take place on Friday, September 14 to Sunday September 16 and  costs around $30/person . It’ll be hot so make sure to pack hats and sunscreen.  www.sandiegobayfair.com .
South Bayfront Art Show
Saturday, September 22 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
Susan and Don Johnson and the South Bayfront Artists will be presenting a  Maritime-Themed Art Show. Everyone is invited to this showing of  Local Artists Work at the  Marina Room here in CVM.
Marina Classes for September
Marina Classes are free to CVM tenants and members of CG Auxilary 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 On-going | 8:30 - 11:00 am 
Photoshop - Bring your laptop.
September 15 | 9:30 - 11:00 am
Ann Kinner from Seabreeze will be doing a class on  How to Find the Best Charts for Your Navigation Needs . This class is  free to everyone .
Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30 | 9 - 3 pm
Weekend Navigator
This is a great way to jump right into it and learn what you need to know on how to get from Point A to Point B. This is a  2-day class with a ton of material.  When you’re finished you’ll be able to safely navigate by using GPS as well as using charts - the back-up skills of navigation, navigation plotting tools, and dead reckoning. The intent is to provide the student with a solid foundation with emphasis on technique and not blind reliance on electronics. GPS will be mentioned and discussed as it relates to plotting waypoints, read a chart and how to cruise your boat coastal. The fee includes the Coast Guard Handbook and charts. Bill Anderson, instructor U.S. Coast Guard Auxilary 114.  Cost for this two day session is $50 or $60 for couples .  Space is limited so call for your  reservation now -  619-922-0231 .
7 - 9 pm
September - Coastal Navigation
September 5 - Session 1
Navigation Fundamentals - Tools and Equipment, Pre-Voyage Planning
September 12 - Session 2
Dead Reckoning and Underway Navigation 
September 19 - Session 3
Additional Underway Navigational Skills, Changing Conditions, Tides and Currents
September 26 - Session 4
Additional navigational tools and skills: Electronics, Sextants, etc…
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