Down The Rode - May 2018

BAY & BEYOND

 

APRIL

 

28 · 37th Annual Butter & Eggs Day Parade in Petaluma, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707/778.4489.

 

28 - 29 · 119th Annual Vallejo Race, (Moved To April) Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 119th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2018. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707/643.1254 or the YRA at 451/771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com

 

29 · 32nd Annual Petaluma Spring Antique Fair, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707/778.4489.

 

MAY

 

Friday & Saturday Beginning May 18th · Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $30, Children 6-12: $15. For information regarding times of departure and to make reservations call 415/435.2131 or visit http://angelislandferry.com/bay-cruises/#b1

 

12 · Mother’s Day Officers’ Tea Onboard The Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, Celebrate Mom one day early in the Officers’ Wardroom for Spring Tea service. Eat and drink from vintage USN china and explore the ship. Two seatings with one at 11 a.m. and the other at 3 p.m. All tickets to include general admission to the Museum. All profits from this tea event will go toward improving the Museum’s exhibitions and caring for its collection of artifacts. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-officers-tea-tickets-42681730204 or www.uss-hornet.org for more info and pricing.

 

13 · Mother’s Day, Can you think of anything more special than spending the day with Mom on the Water? Get out and enjoy yourself and be safe.

 

19 - 25 · National Safe Boating Week, The National Safe Boating Council continues to educate the boating community about wearing life jackets and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight life jackets. For more info on this important week visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org

 

JUNE

 

Friday & Saturday · Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $30, Children 6-12: $15. For information regarding times of departure and to make reservations call 415/435.2131 or visit http://angelislandferry.com/bay-cruises/#b1

 

2 · 3 Hour Islands and Lighthouse Tour On-Board the USS Potomac, 10:30 a.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $75 adult, $70 senior and children 2-12 $50. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866/468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

7 - 10 · 15th Annual San Diego International Boat Show, Spanish Landing Park, East. In its third year under the Duncan McIntosh Company, this year’s show is projected to be larger with more boats in the water and booth exhibits. Make a weekend of it and find your next dream vessel or needed marine gear for your current vessel. For details on the show you can visit www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com for all the information.

 

9 · 17th Annual National Marina Day, Last year’s participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day’s activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org

 

9 · Martinez Marina National Marina Day, 12 noon - 3 p.m. Martinez Yacht Club. Lunch provided to all Martinez Marina Berthers and MYC members, door prizes and fun for the whole family. Hosted by the Olivia Ortega and the marina staff. For info call, 925/313.0942.

 

17 · Father’s Day Cruise On-Board the USS Potomac, Noon - 3 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and beverages while cruising with your Father on this his special day. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866/468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

20 - 24 · Petaluma Sonoma Marin County Fair, There is no better excuse to travel to Petaluma than for the fair that is well attended from all over. Make a week of it by boat and stay at the Petaluma Marina. Contact the Petaluma Marina if you are planning on coming up by boat at 707/778.4489 for guest berthing info.

 

23 - 24 · Summer Sailstice, Sailors are invited to join this popular Bay Area sailing event. For more info on times, pre-event raft-ups and event locations visit www.summersailstice.com

 

24 · Sunday 2 Hour Blues Cruise On-Board the USS Potomac, 3 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $55 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 2-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866/468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

24 · Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Corinthian Yacht Club. Info at www.mastermariners.org

 

28 · USS Potomac Bridges of the Bay Cruise, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $75 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy box lunch as you learn about the historic bridges of your Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866/468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

30 · 10th Annual West Point Regatta, run by the Sequoia Yacht Club, Treasure Island Yacht Club and Westpoint Harbor and is part of the YRA Weekend Regatta Series. Registration is now open. Racers will join the Weekend Regatta Fleet to race around Alcatraz and back down wind to Redwood City where the Sequoia YC will host the “Island Time Party.” Make your plans now to attend this popular sailing event at www.westpointregatta.com

 

JULY

 

7 · California’s Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html

 

DELTA

 

MAY

 

Tuesdays · Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209/948.6995.

 

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

 

Fridays · Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets, Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $3. Call 209/368.1946 for more info.

 

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

 

5 · Spindrift Restaurant Cinco de Mayo Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916/777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

5 · Cinco de Mayo at Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta hangout on May 5, 2017. 209/948.6995.

 

5 · Owl Harbor Marina Nautical Swap Meet, 8 a.m. - 12 noon. This is not only a swap meet but a reminder of the opening of yet another great Delta Boating Year. Come out and visit one of the Delta Loop’s most unique marinas during the and maybe find that lost piece of nautical hardware you have been searching for. Swap meet space for people wishing to sell their treasures is free as well as entry into the event. For more info on event or how to get space call 916/777.6055 or e-mail info@owlharbor.com

 

6 · Sacramento YC Opening Day Parade, This event always brings people to the river bank to view the passing boats marking the opening of the boating season. For info on how to join or view contact the yacht club at 916/371.5058.

 

9 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Freeport Wine Country INN. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening. One of the newest establishments on the delta and the staff is ready to make the evening memorable. 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.

 

13 · Mother’s Day, Can you think of anything more special than spending the day with Mom on the Water? Get out and enjoy yourself and be safe.

 

18 - 20 · Discovery Bay Lions Discovery Bay Boat Show, Discovery Bay Harbor and Boardwalk, New boats on display to include many of today’s well respected boat manufactures. Contact the yacht harbor or 925/516.4700 for more info.

 

19 - 25 · National Safe Boating Week, The National Safe Boating Council continues to educate the boating community about wearing life jackets and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight life jackets. For more info on this important week visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org

 

27 · Stockton YC Low Country Seafood Boil, benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation. $45 tickets. Meal includes: crab, shrimp, clam, andouille sausage, corn, potatoes, & crawdads. Served with salad plus sourdough bread. Servings start at 3 p.m. Getting your ticket early is high recommended as only 75 will be sold. Contact the Stockton Yacht Club at 925/946.9259 or visit www.stocktonyc.org for more info.

 

JUNE

 

Tuesdays · Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209/948.6995.

 

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

 

Fridays · Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets, Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $3. Call 209/368.1946 for more info.

 

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

 

2 · Latitude 38’s Delta Doo Dah 2017, Delta Ditch Run from Richmond to Stockton Sailing Club. BBQ scheduled for the 16th of June at the Popular Owl Harbor Marina. For full itinerary you can visit www.deltadoodah.com for more info.

 

9 · 17th Annual National Marina Day, Last year’s participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day’s activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org

 

13 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location To Be Determined in May. 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.

 

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.

 

7 · California’s Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html

 

AUGUST

 

4 · California Delta Chambers 17th Annual Taste of the Delta, ** NEW LOCATION** Village West Marina, Stockton Ca. 1 - 4 p.m. $30 pre-pay and $35 at the door. Come by car or boat. This yearly event highlights many of the local restaurants and wineries by giving out samples of food and wine at the many vendor booths that attend. Newly added by popular demand, Beer Tastings Booths as well. Live music, live and silent auctions and plenty of fun for all. Contact any chamber board member for tickets or call 916.777.5203 or 916/777.4041 or visit www.tasteofthedelta.com

 

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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