Fred Hall Fishing Show
March 4-8

Boater Safety Class
March 17

Clean The Bay Day
March 29
Grand Prix Press Day
April 7

April 12

 Grand Prix of Long Beach
April 17 - 19
Congressional Cup
April 29 - May 3

Save the Date: The Boater Appreciation Breakfast
Saturday, April 25
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Long Beach Shoreline Marina Details will be coming soon
Greetings Mariners,

On behalf of the Crew at Long Beach Marinas welcome to our first digital bi-monthly Marina Reader! This newly launched digital newsletter is designed to share information regarding the marinas, events, crew members, and any information that may be pertinent to you, our boat owners. The redesign will make it easier for us to provide you with web links for a more detailed and interactive experience.

We are introducing a new feature entitled, On the Radar . Here you will find information regarding maintenance improvements, changes to marina policy, updates regarding MarinaGo, and information regarding health and safety, as provided by our partners Marine Patrol and Marine Safety. The Reader’s two historically popular features, the Upcoming Events section and the Monthly Tide Chart, bookend our revised format.

Upcoming Events is easily accessible beneath the header. When possible, we will include an electronic link to the event title, which will take you to the event webpage. Following the header are our feature articles. Rounding out the newsletter is the tide chart banner. Click on the banner to access the charts. We hope you enjoy our maiden voyage, of the Marina Reader, the March/April issue.

The Crew at Long Beach Marinas would like to invite you to the 2020 Boat Owner Appreciation Breakfast. Let this be the start of an annual event that celebrates our good fortune and gives us the opportunity to spend time together prior to the official start of summer! This year the event will be held at Shoreline Marina. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25, 2020. Come by between 10:30 a.m. and noon to say hello to staff, meet your neighbors, enjoy some chicken and waffles, and possibly go home with a door prize.

As the Marina Manager, I will always listen to your needs and suggestions. Our goal is to provide the highest level of customer service possible. I look forward to your feedback on matters that are important to you.

Until next time,
Elvira Hallinan
Your Long Beach Marinas Manager
It’s  that time of year, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is a three-day, two-evening festival, combining world-class racing with a wide variety of activities for the whole family. The festivities begin on April 7 and run through April 19. Things you should know.  

Grand Prix Press Day - Tuesday, April 7
This day allows members of the press to ride the track. Shoreline Drive will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance to the marina will be accessible from Ocean Blvd., east bound to Shoreline Drive, right on Shoreline Drive, through the Alamitos Lot, then across the sand road into the marina itself. The track opens occasionally during the day, but the best way into and out of the marina is via the sand.

Grand Prix View - Tuesday, April 7 from 11:25 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Back by popular Demand, the City of Long Beach in cooperation with the Grand Prix Association will briefly shut down the track, opening it to bikes, skaters, strollers and runners. For the safety of participants, motorized modes of transportation and four-legged friends will not be allowed on the track, with the exception of ADA-qualified mobility devices and ADA-qualified service animals. This is a fun time for everyone to enjoy the “racing” experience at your own pace.

Formula Drift - April 10 – 11
Join us if you want to experience the latest high-speed craze, drifting. Access in and out of the marina will be via Pine Avenue to Shoreline Drive to Shoreline Village Drive. For additional Formula Drift information visit .

Grand Prix - Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16
During this period, access into Shoreline Marina is available through Pine Avenue to Shoreline Drive to Shoreline Village Drive. Access out of the marina is via the sand.
Grand Prix race weekend - April 17 - 19
On Race weekend, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., access to the marina is available via the sand. Between 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. access to the marina and Shoreline Village is via Pine Avenue to Shoreline Drive to Shoreline Village Drive.

For additional Grand Prix information visit

Guest parking passes will not be issued for use during this period. You will be required to present your 2020 Long Beach Shoreline Marina parking pass at the check point prior to entering the marina parking area. Please  make arrangements to carpool with family and friends. Shoreline Village will be closed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. to anyone without Grand Prix tickets.
If you have any questions or concerns you may contact Kimarie Vestre at (562) 570-3236.
The 74th annual Fred Hall Long Beach Show will be taking place March 4-8, 2020, at the Long Beach Convention Center. The Fred Hall Show is the world’s largest sport-fishing show, California’s largest boat show and an international leader in hunting and fishing travel.

Fred Hall Shows are famous for providing a full day's worth of family fun. Some events and exhibits include : fishing tackle marine accessories international fishing and hunting travel booths, acres of boats, casting ponds, Hobie Kayak demonstration rides, hunter and angler specific vehicles, SCUBA diving equipment and instruction, air gun ranges, archery ranges, with over 400 seminars.

There is nothing like the Fred Hall Long Beach show. Mark your calendars now for the 2020 Fred Hall show, March 4-8, 2020, you don’t want to miss it. For additional information visit:

As a courtesy to your neighbors, please return docks carts to the head of the gangway and inside the gates when possible.

As seen in the photo, placing the cart under the gangway may cause damage.

Dock carts are rated for a capacity up to 300 pounds however, please note that sun exposure and the marine environment, can weaken the plastic wheels and diminish weight capacity .
Rookies and Returnees hit the water in the 56th annual Congressional Cup hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club will be held from April 29 – May 3, it promises rousing competition and excitement on the w ater. Reigning Congressional Cup champion Ian Williams (GBR) will return to the course to defend his title. If Williams can pull off a victory in 2020, it will make him the winningest skipper in the 56-year history of this prestigious event. This will be no easy task with competitors Johnie Berntsson (SWE) and last year’s runner-up, Scott Dickson (USA) on the water.

Spectators can enjoy live race action, free of charge, from a vantage point on Long Beach’ Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, 15 39th Place, in Long Beach 90803, with expert commentary and camaraderie. Matches are held directly off the pier between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

View live-streaming on Facebook and on the Congressional Cup website at: . Coverage will include skipper interviews, results and daily highlights; press conferences and special events. For broadcast schedules and more information visit: .
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. The next 8-week course, entitled About Boating Safety, is scheduled for March 13, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the Long Beach Community Room at 5362 E. Second Street, next to the Firehouse.
This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Topics include: Boating Law, Boat Safety Equipment, Safe Boating, Navigation, and includes a "Day at Sea" to practice what you have learned.

The cost is $70.

For further information, call USCG-Aux instructor Bob Vatz, 562.493.3479; or email him at:
Dion & Sons our new operator for Alamitos Bay and Shoreline Fuel Docks pledges to make them first class fueling and service facilities.

On February 1, Dion & Sons assumed operation of the City’s marina fuel docks. The company has ambitious plans for enhancing the facilities to the delight of the Long Beach boating community. Dion & Sons ( ) is one of Southern California’s largest petroleum distributors. Headquartered in Long Beach, the company has a history in the City dating back to the 1930’s and is currently one of Long Beach’s largest employers.

Dion & Sons plans to elevate both the Alamitos Bay and Shoreline facilities are comprehensive. Site improvements have already begun at Alamitos Bay and equipment upgrades will be completed concurrently at both locations. Alamitos Bay will continue to undergo renovations to the five structures on site improving the appearance and functionality. Fuel prices will be managed aggressively to ensure competitiveness.

Most importantly, Dion & Sons is focused on expanding services offered at the fuel docks and elevating the customer experience. These improvements are aligned with its corporate philosophy of MAGIC…Making A Great Impression on Customers. On-the-water maintenance, fluid and filter changes, tank cleaning, and all services previously offered will continue with expanded staff allowing for additional days of service. Food, snacks, and beverage offerings including beer and wine will be expanded. Boating supplies will be added to the list of items at both sites. Propane at Alamitos Bay and CNG bottles at both locations will be re-introduced. Ice vending will be upgraded to ensure every boat is able to keep food and drinks cold, and the catch of the day will be fresh on your return.

All improvements to facilities and services will be completed before the busy boating season arrives in Long Beach. Both locations will continue to operate during normal business hours while improvements are underway.

You are welcome to stop by the docks to see the improvements and experience a new level of service to our community. Comments and suggestions from our boating community are encouraged. Dion & Sons will work closely with all boaters, recreational and commercial alike, to continually improve the fuel dock experience.

General Manager: Mike Lombardi 562-595-2610                              Alamitos Bay Marina Fuel Dock: 562-594-0888
Shoreline Marina Fuel Dock: 562-491-4636                                        Dion and Sons Main Office: 562-432-1301     
Marine Advisory Commission (MAC) is a community advisory commission that meets monthly. The members are appointed by our Mayor and their mission is to enhance and preserve the beaches, waterways and adjoining facilities of the City of Long Beach
Standing left to right: Commissioners Elizabeth Lambe, Colin Kelly, Camille Daniels, Nathaniel Brown III, Jo Murray, and Theresa Marino. Sitting left to right: Commissioner Tom Mayes, Chairman David Thornburg, and Vice Chairman Mark Turpin
Located in Alamitos Bay,   Little Ships Fleet Yacht Club (LSFYC) is proud to announce that their club will hold its third annual CLEAN THE BAY DAY on March 29, 2020, where  LSFYC   members will clean the waterways of Alamitos Bay  Marina . Members will use their dinghies to pick up trash from the marina fairways.  Other  club members, will walk the dock along the sea wall collecting trash where the dinghies can’t reach. Last year within 2 ½ hours 150 pounds of debris was collected, comprised of plastic bags, bottles, toys, styrofoam and much more. The club is excited to do something positive for the Alamitos Bay boating community as well as the environment. 
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Little Ships Fleet Yacht Club, it was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1937. Six people founded the yacht club in order to give non-class boat owners an avenue to participate in regattas. They created Performance Handicap Racing Fleet system (PHRF). This system is still in use world wide today. 
Little Ships Fleet Yacht Club’s primary focus is to ensure that members have the opportunity to improve their sailing skills and knowledge  through racing and member camaraderie, while experiencing the fun and joy of yachting. LSFYC does not maintain a full-service onshore facility for its members, choosing instead to conduct membership meetings and social events at various yacht clubs throughout the Long Beach area. The club offers a low-cost alternative yacht club experience. Their initial membership application fee is $100, with an annual membership fee of $125.

Members of the yacht club have participated in major sailing events, such as Newport to Ensenada and the Transpac. Little Ships’ is a member of the Southern California Yachting Association. For more information please visit:
Save The Date: May 12, 2020

Annual Membership Meeting Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association (BOA)

The annual membership meeting of the Long Beach Marina Boat Owners Association will be held at the Long Beach Yacht Club, 6201 Appian Way, at 6 p.m. Admission is free for current BOA members and you can join BOA at the door with a $20 contribution. Check-in and registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting program will include presentations by:
Elvira Hallinan, Manager of the Long Beach Beaches and Marinas, who will address current and future plans for marina operations and maintenance.

A Marine Patrol Supervisor will provide a status report on marina safety and security, and what boaters can do to help them in their work.

Elizabeth Lambe, Director of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Conservancy, will provide information about ongoing activity to preserve this important marine resource and how boaters can assist in her efforts.

Snack foods will be provided along with coffee and tea. A no-host bar service will be available.

Advance registration is required since space is limited to 100. Please RSVP if you want to attend this meeting by sending an email to Be sure to include your name, telephone number, email address and the number of people in your party so your space is reserved and an appropriate amount of food can be ordered.
Long Beach Police........................... 911
Marine Patrol Emergency.............. 911 or 9911 (Dock Phone)
Non Emergency........................... (562) 435-6711
Shoreline Office.......................... (562) 570-4950
Alamitos Bay Office................. (562) 570-3215

Office hours............................. (562) 570-1582
After office hours..................... (562) 570-3101