For more information call the Marina Office at 619-691-1860
SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES
Saturday, May 4 | 9 am-5 pm
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 all types of boats, trailering, navigation, boat handling, boating problems, safe boating, hunting, fishing and water skiing, and much more. This is an 8-hour class and the fee is $35.
There is limited seating so sign up early. The class is approved for CA Boater Card. Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. (619) 922-0231
WEEKEND NAVIGATOR COURSE
Saturday May 18-19 | 9 am - 3 pm each day
The basic portion of the weekend navigator class is designed to teach the student the rudiments of navigation by using GPS, and to have the backup skills of navigation using charts, 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 etc. The advanced portion of the course covers the use of GPS and other electronic devices in more technical detail as well as some more sophisticated traditional navigation skills as backups. This is a 2-day class from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, the fee is $50 for one person or $60 for a couple sharing materials. There is limited seating available so please contact instructor Bill Anderson to sign up (619) 922-0231.
South Bayfront Sailing Association Boater Education Series presented by Don Johnson
Wednesday nights | 7 – 9 pm
May 1 - USING YOUR VHF/DSC RADIO - Get familiar with your VHF radio. An evening getting to know all about your VHF radio and answering your questions. Or maybe it’s time to upgrade to a newer one. Compare hand held models to a console mounted one. What is DSC all about? What licenses are necessary?
May 8, 15 & 22 - OUTBOARD ENGINES - REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
May 8 - INTRODUCTION TO OUTBOARD ENGINES - General overview of the part of an outboard engine, differences in kind and HP, and general engine introduction.
May 15 - YOUR TOOL BOX AND ENGINE MAINTENANCE - Covers general maintenance task and the tools and parts you should have available.
MAY 22 - REPAIR AND REBUILD - When the engine conks out, what do you do? Trouble shooting steps and procedures. How to take your engine apart and put it back together and fix it.
MARINE GEAR SWAP MEET | Saturday, May 4
7 am - Noon
Get the best deals at Chula Vista Marina for our spring Marine Gear Swap Meet. We’ll be open from 7 am to Noon on Saturday, May 4th. There will be hundreds of vendors, and thousands of good deals. Shop the Sunbrella Man, the Rope & Line Man, and the Hat Man. You will always find anchors, fishing and survivor gear. Bring your fire extinguisher and have it re-charged on site. Good music and tacos will be the order of the day.
One space available to all CVM tenants at no charge—additional spaces: used items $15 and new vendors $30. For additional information call our office at 619-691-1860.
Whether you’re selling or buying, it’s always a good time for all!
RED WHITE & BLUE BBQ
Saturday, May 25 | 3 pm – 6 pm
Break Out the Red, White & Blue for a backyard BBQ. Well it’s not a backyard – but hey it’s close. Join us on our new Dolphin’s Patio as we kick off the Summer season with an Ol’fashioned BBQ bash, Saturday May 25th at 3 pm.
We’ll have some great music, and we’ll be grilling hot dogs along with all the fixings, as well as BBQ beans and chips – we ask that you bring a dessert to share with the crowd. It will be a great way to meet your neighbors, and make some new friends
103rd INDY 500
Sunday, May 26 | 9 am
Let’s gather in the Mariners Lounge to watch the 103rd running of the Indy 500. The speed, the excitement, the pageantry, the tradition! Looking for something to do over the Memorial Day weekend? We’ll get you started with some fresh coffee and donuts, and we’ll have an ice chest ready for your personal BYOB as the day progresses. Lots of fun, so come on up and enjoy the race.
SIP AND PAINT
Tuesday, May 30 | 7 pm
Come to the Mariners Lounge as we sip, paint and have a blast! The cost is $15 per person and we provide all the supplies. Please sign up for this event in the Marina office to enjoy some wine and paint a small canvas for you to keep or give away.
THE STANLEY CUP PLAY-OFFS
May 28 to June 7
The NHL has one of the longest seasons in sports and yet it always amazes me that hockey is still going on now that summer is here. Come on in the Mariners Lounge to join in the excitement of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Times and teams to be announced.
Sunday, February 4 - Super Bowl Game & Guacamole Contest - Enjoy fellow fans and watch the game on our big screen TV. Root for your team, munch on tortilla chips and hot dogs and enjoy the different Guacamole Styles.
Saturday, February 16 - You won’t want to miss our first Happy Hour in the New Patio Area. Local favorite John Bowe will be entertaining us from 5-6 pm.
Saturday, March 16 - Join us for a Potluck Happy Hour – Bring your best “green” dish to share. Prizes will be awarded for best tasting and most creative.
Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28 - Marine Gear Swap Meet - Lots of activities held at the Tall Ship Bill of Rights at the Marina all week. The finale with be the April in Paris Art Show, an all-day event sponsored by the South Bayfront Artists’. Come and enjoy some of our local artists.
Saturday, May 4 - Marine Gear Swap Meet - Kick-Off your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Shop ‘til you drop and discover many unique marine treasures any sane boater can’t do without. Taco Man tacos, Galley breakfast, music, and fair-like atmosphere makes this a must see—and admission is free. 7 am-noon.
Saturday, May 25 - Join us on the Patio on Saturday, May 25, as we’ll be kicking of the summer with a Red, White & Blue BBQ.
Let’s get the island vibe flowing with a Tropical Happy Hour on the Patio. Patrick Burke will entertain us on his steel drums. It’s going to be a great afternoon of music, friends and beautiful ocean views.
Thursday, July 4 - Join in the fun for with a Patriotic dingy/small boat race. We’ll have refreshments on the patio where the prizes will be awarded for the most patriotic ad fastest.
Friday, July 5 - The official Holiday is over, but the weekend is here, so be sure to stop by the Patio and join in the fun as we’ll have some musical entertainment.
This is our 8th annual It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere party with live entertainment and all the fixings for a great party. Meet fellow boaters, make new friends, dance the early evening away, and just have fun. And don’t forget your Parrot Head ensemble as we will have a special prize for the best Parrot Head hat. The party will be held in the Dolphin’s Patio Pavilion.
Sunday, September 1 - Join us as we say good-bye to Summer with a BBQ at the Dolphin’s Patio Pavilion.
Saturday, October 5 - Baja-Ha-Ha Marine Gear Swap Meet - This is the last Swap Meet of the year so don’t let this date get away from you. The hours are from 7 am-noon.
Thursday, October 31 - Bring your Favorite Halloween dish to share, we’ll be having Haunted/Bloodcurdling best decorated boat contest (judging will be on October 30th), and the winners will be announced at the Potluck.
Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Potluck This will be the start of a new tradition at the Marina, join us Thanksgiving Day for a Potluck Dinner – The Marina will provide the turkey, and you just need to bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Potluck - Let the traditions continue to grow with a Potluck Dinner on Christmas afternoon. The Marina will provide the ham, and you just need to bring a side dish or dessert to share.