For more information call the Marina Office at 619-691-1860
Friday Mornings | 8:30 - 11:00 am
Bring your laptop
Saturday, December 7 | 9 am-5 pm
There is a PowerPoint presentation and a test for the California Boater Card. This beginning boating class provides the knowledge needed to obtain a California Boater Card. It’s 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-Sunday, December 16-17 I 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.
MARINA CHRISTMAS POTLUCK
Saturday, December 21 | 3 pm
The holidays can be a busy time, so let’s gather in the Dolphins Patio Bar area for the first ever Marina Christmas Potluck. We’ll provide the ham, and we ask that you bring a side dish to share (should serve 6-8 people). We’ll have seasonal musical entertainment for your pleasure. As always, we’ll have plates and other utensils and will arrange for some liquid libations if our ABC permits come in on time. If not, we will at least have soft drinks and the like.
Open to all CVM tenants. Please sign up in the Marina Office by 12/18 at 619-691-1860 or email us at [email protected]. If you wish to bring guests, there is a $5 pp fee. Please identify how many people will be in your party and specify what side dish(s) you will bring. Please bring one side dish for every two people in your party.
WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE
Saturday, December 21 | 3 pm
Join us at the Christmas Potluck for a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Bring a wrapped gift (max value $10) and join in the fun.
ARE YOU TIRED OF LEFTOVERS YET? LUNCHEON
Saturday, December 28 | Noon
I know that after a few days of eating leftovers, I am over it! Come to the Dolphins Patio Bar and have some homemade chili dogs. It will be a good time to decompress after the holiday!
BOOK CLUB LUNCHEON
Monday, December 30 | Noon
With the year coming to a close, let’s switch things up a bit. Bring a favorite book to swap with another member. We can share our thoughts on the books we’ve read this year and discuss what books we want to read in 2020. As always, please bring an item to share for the lunch, which will be held in the Mariners Lounge.
COLLEGE BOWL GAMES
Wednesday, January 1
Had a late night enjoying the New Year’s festivities? Let’s get together in the Mariners Lounge for the three big bowl games - Citrus Bowl at 10 am, Rose Bowl at 2 pm and Sugar Bowl at 5:45 pm. We’ll have the TV on and some snacks to share, so come in and join in the fun and support your favorite team!
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.