Down The Rode - March 2018

BAY & BEYOND

 

FEBRUARY

 

27 - 28 · 3rd Annual California Boating Congress, Sacramento, CA. This year’s Congress will kick off Tuesday evening, February 27th, with a cocktail reception for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, with the main event commencing Wednesday, February 28th at the Hyatt Regency at 8:30 a.m. A keynote speaker, and summary of legislative issues will be featured in the morning, followed by breakout sessions focused on specific key issues, and legislator meeting instructions. Lunch will be served at the Hyatt, and then attendees will proceed to the State Capital for meetings with individual legislative representatives throughout the afternoon. Opportunities to meet with state representatives will be scheduled by organizers, and early registrants will get priority for scheduling with their State Legislators, so mark your calendar and plan to register EARLY! Planning is still underway for the event and additional information will be posted soon online at www.calboatingcongress.com or contact Mariann Timms at 209/334.0061.

 

MARCH

 

2 - 4 · 38th Jazz Bash by the Bay, Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the 38th annual event with this year’s featuring some of the country’s best Jazz artists. List of performers to be updated as event gets nearer. For more information 888/349.6879 or www.dixieland-monterey.com

 

7 - 11 · Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA. Adults $18, 15 and under free with paid adult. The Greatest Fishing Show on Earth touted as the oldest and largest show is now California’s biggest show. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805/389.3339 or www.fredhall.com

 

8 - 11 · 15th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Cowell Theater Fort Mason on the beautiful San Francisco waterfront. Come out and enjoy the films that celebrate the sea and films that increase awareness. Per program and full event film pass to go on sale February 1st. Come out to celebrate and enjoy all things Ocean. Info at www.oceanfilmfest.org

 

8 - 11 · 45th Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Off Road Extravaganza, Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Marine Association, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, (Just off of Bus. 80). This early year show brings in people from all over the Nor Cal area to experience the area’s only “All-Boat” show featuring boats from the entire Sacramento area. You will see the latest in boats and marine gear. You can also experience the Off-Road area featuring ATV, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking contact 916/372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.com

 

11 · Daylight Savings Time Begins, Remember to Spring Forward and one day closer to Summer!

 

22 - 25 · Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show, San Diego, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Adults $15, 15 and under free with paid adult. Thousands of fishing items, worldwide lodges will be on display, over 200 free seminars, wakeboard slider competitions and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805/389.3339 or www.fredhall.com

 

22 - 25 · 33rd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, This is one of the top 10 boat shows in the country featuring more than $1.2 Billion worth of boats, superyachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. For more info on times, cost and how to get tickets call 800/940.7642.

 

23 - 25 · 12th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival, Sonoma County Sheraton Petaluma Hotel, Petaluma, CA. Educational tasting, seminars, gala dinner, tours, artisan cheese marketplace and more all coordinated and hosted in the sumptuous Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma Hotel. For event times and tickets call 707/283.2890 or visit www.artisancheesefestival.com

 

24 · Martinez Marina Swap Meet, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you have items to sell or wish to check out other sailor’s items to buy, come out to this free event held in front of the yacht club. For info call, 925.313.0942.

 

APRIL

 

8 · Berkeley Yacht Club Swap Meet, for details on attending or exhibiting your own nautical wares contact the club, www.berkeleyyc.org

 

19 - 22 · Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, in its third year now at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA. This spectacular show caters to all West Coast boaters alike with dealers showing the latest and greatest in sailboats and powerboats alike and the show in 2018 is sure to be another great show to attend. Over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be one of the best boat shows to take place on the West Coast. For more info on this year’s show call 800/817.SAIL or visit strictlysailpacific.com

 

22 · 101st Annual Opening Day on the Bay, This year’s theme “Nations on the Bay.” The day starts with the blessing of the fleet in the Raccoon Straits. If your club is attending and you need info on times or if you have any questions or wish to participate visit the PICYA website www.picya.org

 

22 · USS Potomac Opening Day Parade Viewing/Cruise, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3.5 -hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and non-alcoholic beverages while viewing this time honored parade celebrating the start of this year’s boating season. TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

28 · 37th Annual Butter & Eggs Day Parade in Petaluma, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

 

29 · 32nd Annual Petaluma Spring Antique Fair, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

 

 

DELTA

 

FEBRUARY

 

21 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Hood Supply Company, 10761 Hood Franklin Road, Hood, CA. Date changed to the 3rd week due to Valentine’s Day. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening. If you have questions on this event, how your business can host a mixer or to become a member of the Delta Chambers, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916/777.4041.

 

24 · Tracy OPEN Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Must fish in required number of regular events to qualify for Tournament of Champions. Contact Terry for all the information at 209/835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com

 

27 - 28 · 3rd Annual California Boating Congress, Sacramento, CA. This year’s Congress will kick off Tuesday evening, February 27th, with a cocktail reception for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, with the main event commencing Wednesday, February 28th at the Hyatt Regency at 8:30 a.m. A keynote speaker, and summary of legislative issues will be featured in the morning, followed by breakout sessions focused on specific key issues, and legislator meeting instructions. Lunch will be served at the Hyatt, and then attendees will proceed to the State Capital for meetings with individual legislative representatives throughout the afternoon. Opportunities to meet with state representatives will be scheduled by organizers, and early registrants will get priority for scheduling with their State Legislators, so mark your calendar and plan to register EARLY! Planning is still underway for the event and additional information will be posted soon online at www.calboatingcongress.com or contact Mariann Timms at 209/334-0061.

 

MARCH

 

Thursday - Saturday · Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $21.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925/634.2550 for more info.

 

Fridays · Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $15. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925/822.2497.

 

Friday - Saturday & Sundays · Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Happy Hours, Sugar Barge, Bethel Island. Buy one at regular price and get the second special includes $1 Wine, $2 Beer, $3 Margarita & $4 Appetizers. 2-4 p.m. & 8 - 10 p.m. For details you can call 925/684.9332 or visit sugarbarge.com

 

Saturday Evenings · Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Prime Rib and Live Music, Sugar Barge, Bethel Island. Every Saturday evening another choice for fine waterfront dining has been added by the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Staff. Come by car or boat. For details you can call 925/684.9332 or visit sugarbarge.com

 

8 - 11 · 45th Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Off Road Extravaganza, Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Marine Association, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, (Just off of Bus. 80). This early year show brings in people from all over the Nor Cal area to experience the area’s only “All-Boat” show featuring boats from the entire Sacramento area. You will see the latest in boats and marine gear. You can also experience the Off-Road area featuring ATV, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking contact 916.372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.com

 

11 · Daylight Savings Time Begins, Remember to Spring Forward and one day closer to Summer!

 

14 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Park Delta Bay, 922 W Brannan Island Road on the Delta Loop. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening. If you have questions on this event, how your business can host a mixer or to become a member of the Delta Chambers, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916/777.4041.

 

17 · Spindrift Restaurant St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916/777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

 

17 · St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd’s Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out, wear your green and enjoy all the traditional events of the day with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at the Rusty Porthole 925/684.3607.

 

17 · Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the food and drink specials while overlooking the water at this famous Rio Vista restaurant. For more info call 707/374.5400.

 

17 & 18 · Tracy OPEN Bass Tournament Series Tournament of Champions, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK. Must have fished in the required number of regular events to qualify for Tournament of Champions. Contact Terry for all the information at 209/835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com

 

APRIL

 

TBD · Seasonal Grand Re-Opening of Sunset Sweets at Tower Park, Dennis and Tuyen will be back for the season and open until fall 2016. Come out and enjoy all the treats and ice cream at their Tower Park Resort location. For more info call 209/368.1946.

 

Thursday - Saturday · Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $21.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925/634.2550 for more info.

 

Fridays · Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $15. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925/822.2497.

 

Friday - Saturday & Sundays · Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Happy Hours, Sugar Barge, Bethel Island. Buy one at regular price and get the second special includes $1 Wine, $2 Beer, $3 Margarita & $4 Appetizers. 2-4 p.m. & 8 - 10 p.m. For details you can call 925/684.9332 or visit sugarbarge.com

 

Saturday Evenings · Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Prime Rib and Live Music, Sugar Barge, Bethel Island. Every Saturday evening another choice for fine waterfront dining has been added by the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Staff. Come by car or boat. For details you can call 925/684.9332 or visit sugarbarge.com

 

7 · Stockton YC Opening Day, View from the banks of the Deep Water Channel or bring your boat out and participate in this well-attended opening day parade. The awards, dinner & festivities will be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. Contact the Stockton Yacht Club for more info.

 

11 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Marina West Yacht Club at OxBow Marina. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening. If you have questions on this event, how your business can host a mixer or to become a member of the Delta Chambers, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916/777.4041.

 

14 · Pittsburg YC Opening Day Parade and Blessing of the Fleet, All boaters and public are encouraged to participate by either decorating and entering the parade or coming out to view the decorated boats pass by. Parade starts at 11a.m. with a lunch available after the parade. Call 925/200.5307 for info or to sign up.

 

14 · Discovery Bay Opening Day Parade, for info on the event contact the Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor at 925/634.5928.

 

JULY

 

4 · Hilton’s Fireworks Extravaganza, Mandeville. Start planning NOW. Word has been given that the 4th of July Fireworks show will indeed happen on Wednesday the 4th. Fireworks to begin approx. half-hour after sunset.

 

Bay Model Tours, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA. 415/332.3871. Hours Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sun.-Mon. & holidays.

 

Adventures at Sea, Imagine Life Aboard a 19th-Century Sailing Ship, Program presented at 2:15 p.m. daily. Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. For information on this or any other program offered, call 415/561.7006.

 

Red & White Fleet San Francisco Cruises, for info call 415/673.2900 or visit www.redandwhite.com

 

USS Pampanito, Open daily at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf. Fee: Adults, $9; 6-12, $4; under 6 free with adults; family ticket $20. More info at 415/561.6662. Admission includes a self-guided tour.

 

USS Potomac Year-Round Tours, Jack London Square, The museum dedicated to “Remembering Roosevelt and his Era” features FDR’s famed “Floating White House,” now a National Historic Landmark. Guided dockside tours are available year-round on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Special programs for students. Call 510/627.1215.

 

USS Hornet Tours, Sea, Air and Space Museum, Alameda CA. The Ship is open for daily visits and offers several specialty tours including a 9 p.m-6 a.m. overnighter. If you wish to visit and need more info regarding general admission, specialty tours or group events, www.uss-hornet.org

 

USS Potomac History Cruise, Enjoy a 2-hour narrated history cruise on S.F. Bay with knowledgeable docents. Complimentary coffee, tea and water will be available. Call 510/627.1215 for actual dates and reservations.

 

SS Jeremiah O’Brien WW II Liberty Ship, National Historic Landmark and Museum. Open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf. Fee is $8 adults, under 6 free with adult. Visit www.ssjeremiahobrien.org for cruise schedule, volunteer opportunities and overnight programs or call 415/544.0100.

 

Vessel Safety Checks, for a courtesy examination of your vessel to verify the presence and condition of your safety equipment required by State and Federal regulations, please visit the site www.safetyseal.net or e-mail sumfun@juno.com

 

Delta Fishing Reports, Weekly every Wed. at www.californiadelta.org

 

Safe Boating Courses, for information and closest place to attend a boating course please call the United States Power Squadron at 925/377.2628. H


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