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Chula Vista Marina Newsletter | Jan 2019 | San Diego Bay
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News from the Dockmaster
Happy New Year Chula Vista Mariners! I can’t believe it’s already the start of a New Year. Looking back, we sure did have a blast in 2018. It is always fascinating to listen to our tenants and cruisers share their stories about their water adventures throughout the year.
Speaking of water adventures, I think it is great that I have seen more active vessels in the past year than ever before. After all, that is what these boats are made for. It is easy to forget how awesome it is to be at the southern end of the bay, especially for our small sail boats. We have great wind and there is minimal boat traffic!
A couple weeks ago, on my day off, I enjoyed the beautiful Maritime Museum and I couldn’t believe the boat traffic at the end of the Bay. It was a wild day out there, I can tell you that. It was a nice reminder of our little slice of paradise we have down here. The Maritime Museum of San Diego features a world-class collection of historic vessels including sailing ships, steam powered boats, and submarines. You can also board and explore the ships while some of them will even take passengers for a cruise in the Bay.
See you on the Docks!
Robert Zimmerman
Welcome to our New Mariners
Glen Jackson brought in his awesome 25’ SeaRay Sanctuary that he had on the trailer at home; Steve McLenchen purchased a beautiful 41’ Formosa Liliko’I that was already here in the Marina; Billy Lindley sailed in his 32’ O’Day Blue Dawn from Shelter Cove Marina; Chad Schilling purchased a really nice 25’ O’Day sailboat that was already here in the Marina; Francesco Licari sailed in his 25’ Catalina Sicilia from Harbor Island; Grant Wennerstrom and Donna Hephinger sailed in their awesome 45’ Island Packett Vagabundo Dos (their journey started in Fairbanks, AK).; Brian Stuart sailed in his Wavquiez Selchidh from Mariner Square Dry Stack and Marina; William Vazquez and Juliana Alverez-Penaloza trailered in their 24’ Four Winns.   Welcome one and all!
New Amenities are Ready
Take a looksee at the progress we have made with our NEW GYM AND BOATERS SUN PATIO AREAS. We used part of the old Dolphins restaurant site, with its incredible historic sailing decorations, to create a brand new gym area for you. The restrooms have been restored, and we added TV’s and other nice touches. The new patio area is now open with two propane BBQ’s, tables, and chairs, Swing Picnic Gliders, chaise lounges and umbrellas.
Now we will tackle getting our new outdoor Jacuzzi. That will be something, won’t it?
Access to the patio is with your marina key fob; there is an additional gym code that is needed to enter the gym (similar to what you do now to access the RV Resort). To activate your key fob and get the monthly gym code, you will need to contact the office and sign the old “gym form health disclaimer” first (sorry, legalese never leaves us, does it).
Let us know what you think – we are pretty proud of this.
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Port Inspection of Slips
Starting off 2019, we got our official notice that the Port of San Diego will be coming down to the Marina for the annual inspection of the facility. We ask that you start some of your New Year cleaning earlier than normal. Please ensure that all fingers are cleared of any stored items, check to make sure all gas cans are secured to the vessel if they are topside, and please make sure that there are no chemicals or hazardous materials stored in the dock box. Also, please make sure that all standing water on your vessel and dinghy is pumped out thoroughly. Lastly, they will be checking that all potted plants have something to contain any water that seeps out of the pot. San Diego Bay is a no-discharge area. The Port and The Marina take this matter very seriously. The inspection is at random and will happen between January and March. Thank you all for helping us ensure we are doing all we can to avoid any pollutants or runoff getting into the Bay. Feel free to stop by or give us a call if you have questions or concerns.
Friendly Reminders
With the New Year upon us, we ask you please take a moment to make sure we have the following on file:
  • Current vessel insurance policy (with $500,000 min. liability and the Chula Vista Marina listed as the additional insured)
  • Current boat registration or documentation.
  • Update your phone number(s), email address(es) and your emergency contact information with our office staff. 
Also, please update your own records for the Marina, in case of an emergency, as follows:
  • During office hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm please contact the office at (619) 691-1860. After hours, you can reach Marina Security at (619) 254-6487.
  • CVPD for non-emergency matters (619) 691-5151, CV Fire Dept. (619) 691-5055. All emergencies please dial 911.
San Diego Happenings
San Diego Yacht Club
New Year’s Day Race
The New Year's Day Race is an annual tradition at SDYC. The race will be sailed using arbitrary handicaps based on PHRF ratings, and sailed in San Diego Bay. The course will be selected on the day of the race based upon the day's conditions. There is no entry fee, and no official awards ceremony. The prize for sailing in this race is the opportunity to kick off the New Year with friends and family, so enjoy!
2019 San Diego Sunroad Boat Show
January 24-27 
The boat show will feature new and pre-cruised sailboats and motor yachts at our in-water display. In addition to the tremendous boats, there will also be a plethora of marine vendors and electronics with the latest nautical products and services, boating seminars, as well as food and beverages for attendees to enjoy a day on the San Diego Bay. This event takes place on January 24th-27th at the Sunroad Marina on Harbor Island. The cost is $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
Marina Classes for January
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 .
Friday Morning Classes On-going | 8:30 - 11:00 am 
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Boating Safety
Saturday, January 5 | 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-Sunday, January 19-20 | 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.
Port of San Diego Storm Water Inspection Preparation Class
Saturday, January 12 | 9-11 am
Class instructed by Dockmaster Robert Zimmerman. We will review materials about the upcoming Port storm water inspection, which will be happening sometime between January and March of 2019. We will go over the best practices for storing hazardous materials on the vessel and what items are prohibited to be on the dock fingers and vessels as well as the dock boxes. The Port does the inspection yearly to ensure the business and the tenants are using the best management practices to avoid accidental discharges into the Bay. I will have a Q and A as well to make sure all your questions about the inspection are answered. 
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