619-862-2835 Directions
Chula Vista Marina Resort Newsletter
News For Living the Boating Dream
Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | Aug 2018 | San Diego Bay
*It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere Party - Sat, Aug 4th*
News from the Dockmaster
What a great start to the summer season here at the Chula Vista Marina. There were all sorts of fun and exciting activities on the docks over the 4 th of July week! There were lots of BBQs, parties/gatherings, family fun, firework adventures, and much more. Some of you were even able to take your vessel out to the center of the bay to watch the  Big Bay Boom Show up close and personal. I know the  Bill of Rights had an exciting time taking a full crew next to the firework barge to have an experience they will never forget. I was pleased to see all of the boating fun and excitement of this past 4 th of July celebration. My team and I were plenty busy, but believe me when I say, it’s a joy to see you all having so much fun!
Speaking of fun, this sunny San Diego heat has been perfect for the boating life here on the San Diego Bay. I encourage all of you to take the time and enjoy your boat by going out and having a safe and memorable time. I am excited to see all of your water toys off the trailers and on the water. But please, remember that empty slips are not storage facilities. We do have available side ties and kayak racks for a low and reasonable rate. I encourage everyone to utilize the on-site storage space if your “toys” do not fit in your slip in front or behind your vessel.
Lastly, don’t forget about our boaters party. We will be having our  Annual “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Party” on August 4 th in the Sunset Pavillion located at the RV Resort. I am looking forward to seeing you all on the dance floor busting out your best moves. Also, don’t forget about Chula Vista’s Lemon Festival happening on August 22 nd . It will be located in Chula Vista’s original neighborhood - yes, you guessed it - on 3rd Ave between E Street and G Street. If you have never been to the festival, it is worth checking out. There will be live music, good food, and some good old-fashioned Chula Vista history that may surprise you .
See you on the Docks!
Robert Zimmerman, Dockmaster
Welcome to our New Mariners
Robert Smith brought in his beautiful 51-ft Sea Ray,  Sand Grown ; Arya Hasheminejad sailed in his 30-ft Santana from Sea World Marina; Leon & Jillene Freis purchased their 36-ft Catalina,  Allons Y, here at the Marina; Gary & Robbie Webb came in on their awesome 60-ft Carver - they just purchased her and have yet to give her a name; Barbara & Arne Eriksen came in on their 27-ft Bayliner that they trailered here from Tucson;  Roy Silliker sailed in his 2016 38-ft Lagoon, Forever Friday, from Marina Coral in Ensenada; Shelly & Lamont Kaser brought in their 26-ft Grady White they just purchased in Mission Bay; Steve Arundel sailed in his 33-ft Ranger,  Serenity, from Nielsen Beaumont Boatyard; Adam Williams brought in his 36-ft Wellcraft,  Mystic Blu, from Half Moon Marina; Robert Wright brought over his newly purchased 44-ft Best Way,  Jesse Girls, from California Yacht Marina; Craig Randle brought in his 41-ft Cruizon,  Tuf Life, over from Marina Cortez; Frank & Judy Kubik are back again for summer, bringing in their 26-ft MacGregor,  Sea Camper ; also returning again for summer is Patrick Geffroy who trailered his 25-ft Stiletto,  La Hinha ; Rick Armstrong brought in his 28-ft Maxum from Seaforth Marina; Gus Cuevas purchased his 27-ft Islander on E dock; Leon Wilde trailered his 30-ft Proline from Las Vegas to escape the heat for the summer;  Keith Schuck is back with his awesome 2018 Boston Whaler 380 for the fishing season; Robert Masson sailed in his 25-ft MacGregor for the summer; Neil & Katherine Farley sailed in their beautiful Hans Christian Explorer,  Attitude, from Marina De La Paz; Byron Rice brought in his awesome 60-ft Mikelson,  Salty K ; Craig Coleman brought in his 45-ft Hatteras,  Sun Dance II, from Shelter Cove Marina; Jason Scholer sailed in his 27-ft Stiletto,  Brizo ; Keith Altig brought in his 38-ft Mediterranean Yacht,  All In ; Randall Fuller sailed in his Cal 39,  Tabasco, from Coronado Yacht Club; Gene Renaker purchased a 36-ft Uniflite on D Dock,  Camp Run Amok ; Emma Kallett sailed her 29-ft Ericson down from Oceanside Harbor; David Belden sailed in his 26-ft Hunter,  VI-Sail-Us, for the summer; Jeffrey Snyder brought in his 46-ft Bean Custom Fabrication workboat,  Cassair, while they are working on a project in the Bay.   Welcome to everyone !
It's Party Time Again!
You’re invited to our Annual Boaters “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” Party
Saturday, August 4
Join us for our  7th Annual “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” Party on  Saturday, August 4, from 5 to 8 pm . Mark Wood and the Parrot Heads   are back by popular demand, so bring your dancing flip flops and Parrot Hats and join in the good times. We will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, chips and cookies.  Admission and dinner are  free for Marina tenants - extra tickets are available for your guests for $5 per person. Please limit your guests to 2 persons.  Please pick up your dinner and drink tickets in the office prior to the event. No-host Tiki Bar will open at 5 pm .
Don’t forget every Friday night is Karaoke and every Tuesday night is Happy Hour starting at 4:30 pm in the RV Sunset Pavilion. All are welcome!
Please Keep in Mind!
Starting on  Monday, July 16 , the Port of San Diego will begin importing soil to the Chula Vista Bayfront for future construction purposes. The soil is needed to increase elevation to accommodate future potential sea level rise and to improve drainage.
The soil will be trucked in and deposited on a vacant lot adjacent to the RV Resort between  7:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday . The anticipated truck volume will range from approximately 200 to a peak of 300 trucks a day.  Yes, we agree - “Couldn’t they have waited until after summer?”
Friendly Pet Reminder
As much as we love all of our four legged fur babies, we ask that everone follow the Marina’s Pet Policy . Please keep your dog(s) on a leash at all times, no matter how small. If they happen to have an accident on the dock, please clean it up immedietly. Lastly, do not leave them unattended on your vessel. Please help us in keeping the Marina clean and safe for everyone .
Friendly Safety Reminder
Do not allow people you don’t know to follow you into the restrooms, nor allow someone to enter as you exit. Everyone must use their own key fob. If they don’t have one, they are not a tenant and giving them access puts you and other tenants at risk. Same thing on the dock gates.  Be Alert, Be Smart, Be Safe . Letting someone you don’t know to have access is not a kindness – it’s a disservice to your neighbors .
Yoga's Back
Join us for Yoga on  Saturdays at 10 am in the RV Sunset Pavilion .  It’s a great way to take a little time for yourself and relax .
Saturday, August 18 | 10 am - 6 pm
If you are looking for something fun, try the  HarborFest in Bayside Park right next to the Marina! It’s a  free, family friendly festival that showcases unique boats, historic vessels and exotic automobiles. Three stages provide a diverse line-up of entertainment. The  Youth Zone and Stage will provide all kinds of kid-friendly entertainment.  Go to  www.cvharborfest.com  for more information.
Save the Date
Summer Finale | Labor Day Weekend
August 31 - September 3
All our activities for the weekend will be trumped by none other than our last evening summer concert featuring  “Mark Wood and The Parrot Head Band” - yes, they are back by popular demand!  They promise to give us a concert that will rock the house!
BaHa-Ha-Ha Marine Gear Swap Meet
Saturday, October 6
This is the last Swap Meet of the year so don’t let this date get away from you! The hours are 7 am - Noon.  Reserve your space now and clean out your lockers.
Don't Forget!
PAY ONLINE now available from our website. We’ve updated our website so now you’ll see an Orange Button prompt on the upper right side of the home page.  You can view your payment history and see your payment ledger anytime, 24/7.  If you’re nocturnal and like to pay your bills at 3 am, this is the solution for you.
Marina Classes for August
Welcome to our  KNOTTY WEDNESDAYS put on by the South Bayfront Sailing Association, Boaters Education Series.
7 - 9 pm in the Mariner’s Lounge
  • August 8 | A Knotty Solution (essential knots)
  • August 15 | Whipping and Splicing (the darker arts)
  • August 22 | It’s Knot What You Know, (unique and lesser known)
  • August 28 | Knotty and Nice (decorative and ornamental)
August 4 | 9 am - 5 pm
From boat handling to weather, from navigation to the rules of the road, educated boaters are safe boaters. Approximately 80% of all boating fatalities occurred on boats where the operator had never taken a boating safety course. This is a wonderful class for new and seasoned boat owners.  Cost is $35 , Instructor Bill Anderson U.S. Guard Auxiliary.   Limited seating so sign up now in the Marina office .
August 25 | 9 - 11 am
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 informative boating presentation.  Cost is $35 , Bill Anderson instructor Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Limited seating so sign up now in the Marina office .
Funny Video
Here's a funny video for you to enjoy!
So, you want a boat...
Free WiFi2
Chula Vista Marina Resort
619-862-2835 Directions