Down The Rode - October 2018

BAY & BEYOND

 

SEPTEMBER

 

29 · 22nd Annual PICYA Wheelchair Regatta, Encinal YC, Alameda, CA. This powerboat cruise for our disabled U.S. Service Veterans is followed by a picnic back at the YC. For information on attending this event or helping out, contact the Encinal YC 510/522.3272 or visit www.picya.com

30 · 2 Hour Sunday Blues Cruise Aboard The Historic Potomac, Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac, listening to the finest in live blues music by Val Starr. Cruise time is 3 p.m. Ticket cost $55. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

30 · 32nd Annual Fall Antique Faire, Browse and shop in historic downtown Petaluma where more than 180 vendors offer antiques and collectibles for every interest and budget. For more info call 707/762.9348 or go to www.petalumadowntown.com

 

OCTOBER

 

1 - 8 · Fleet Week, Naval Fleet week and the flying of the Blue Angels. Come out, support our naval troops and pay tribute to the men & women of our nation’s Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. Pier 39 is an excellent viewing area to enjoy a number of the week’s events. Thursday Blue Angels maneuvers. Friday practice air show with the Blue Angels. Saturday parade of ships TBD plus Blue Angels Air Show starting at approx. 12:30 p.m. Sunday Air Show starts at approx. 12:30 p.m. Monday certain ships will be available for touring opportunities. For more info call 415/705.5500 or visit www.pier39.com or www.fleetweek.us

 

5 - 6 & 12 - 13 · 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.

 

7 · Blue Angels Viewing Aboard the Historic Potomac, Watch the Blue Angels from the middle of the Bay aboard this fabulous piece of history. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

11 · 3 Hour WW II History Tour Aboard The Historic Potomac, Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac, and learn the history of FDR and how he used the ship to prepare for his meeting with Churchill to discuss the Atlantic Charter as well as viewing areas of the Bay that were so important to our part in the war. Cruise time is 10:30 a.m. Ticket cost $75. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

12 - 14 · Northern California Yacht Fest, Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda, CA. Largest Free Brokerage & New Yacht Show in Northern California. Free parking and admission. More than 140 boats will be on display to include power & sail (new & used) also quite a few marine exhibitors, seminars, music and food. Visit yachtfest.net or call 510/521.6213 for more info.

19 · Pier 39’s 40th Anniversary Fireworks , 5 - 8:30 p.m. Join Pier 39 for an fun filled evening with music and fireworks as a special 40th year is celebrated.

 

14 · 2 Hour Sunday Blues Cruise Aboard The Historic Potomac, Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac, listening to the finest in live blues music by Val Starr. Cruise time is 3 p.m. Ticket cost $55. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

 

20 · 3rd Annual Toy Drive Car & Bike Show, Prodigalz Car Club Ministry and First Light Christian Center & hosted by the Martinez Marina. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with registration from 8 - 10 a.m. Vehicle $20 or $10 with a new toy donation and Bikes $15 or $10 with the new toy. Live Music with food vendors on site. Come out and help support this cause to bring a smile to a child’s face. Contact the Martinez Marina for more info at 925/313.0942.

 

20 · About Boating Safety Class, US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14 presents this 8-hour class for boaters of all levels who would like to learn more about boating safely. Loch Lomond Yacht Club, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. This class meets the requirement for the Cal Boater Card. To resister contact Mary Kirkwood 415/209.9999 or mkirkwoodaux@gmail.com

 

21 · 13th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta, San Francisco Yacht Club. Saturday evening VIP dinner and Sunday regatta benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raise a sail and save a life! For info on the event view www.leukemiacup.org/sf/

22 - 24 · 47th Annual Marina Recreation Assoc. Educational Conference & Trade Show, Members are treated to informative marine & business lectures, trade show exhibits & booths. This is an excellent venue for the marine industry to network and learn about the issues facing the marina industry today. This year’s conference to be held in Santa Barbara once again at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Information and registration are available at www.marina.org

 

29 - Nov. 10 · Baja Ha Ha XXV, for more info on this fun-filled Latitude 38 sponsored cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com

31 · City Of Suisun Halloween Parade, Suisun City waterfront and marina. Come out and enjoy the frights of the night as the waterfront is transformed into scary front. For more info call 707/429.2628.

 

31 - November 4 · 59th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. One of the world’s largest boat shows featuring more than a billion dollars’ worth of boats, yachts, super-yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. 800/940.7642 for more info.

 

NOVEMBER

 

4 · Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back...

 

10 · About Boating Safety Class, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14 presents this 8-hour class for boaters of all levels who would like to learn more about boating safely. Loch Lomond Yacht Club, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. This class meets the requirement for the Cal Boater Card. To resister contact Mary Kirkwood 415/209.9999 or mkirkwoodaux@gmail.com

 

11 · 30th Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade, Historic Downtown Petaluma at 1 p.m. With the help of many donations this year you will still be able to see the largest most colorful parade of its kind in Nor Cal with bands, Color Guards, decorated vehicles and more. 707/769.0429.

 

11 · Veterans Day Cruise, The Potomac honors our veterans with two special 2.5-hour cruises. 11 a.m. departure. Prices vary, adults $55, seniors $50, 12 and under $35, veterans and active duty in uniform $40. Coffee and soft drinks will be complimentary. For reservations call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org

 

24 · Petaluma Santa’s Riverboat Arrival, Turning Basin and the Historic Downtown of Petaluma at 11:30 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront onboard a boat, to greet the children and distribute candy canes. Call 707/769.0429 for more info.

 

29 - Dec 2 · 41st Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coast’s largest boat show is set to cruise into the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, FL. For more info 954/764.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com

 

 

DELTA

 

SEPTEMBER

 

22 · Autumnal Equinox, summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Perfect time of the year to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay Area marina to arrange slips for your cruising plans.

 

28 - 30 · Sacramento Delta Steamboat Society Regatta, B&W Resort & Marina. The public can view the boats and talk to the owners. Contact Candy at 916/777.6161 or visit www.northweststeamsociety.org/upcoming-events for all the details and information.

 

OCTOBER

 

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

 

Thurs - 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.

 

Fri · 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.

 

Fri/Sat/Sun · 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

 

Fri/Sat/Sun · Live Music at Moore’s Riverboat, for more info call 916/292.8490.

 

Sat · Top Deck Live Music At The Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925/684.9075 or visit sugarbarge.com for more info and weekly preforming bands.

 

Sat · Waterfront Grill at Tower Park, Saturday afternoon/evening live music on the deck. For more info visit www.towerparkwaterfrontgrille.com or call 209/369.1041.

 

Sat 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

 

10 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Bogle Vineyards. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests as this newly added mixer sponsor presents you with what is sure to be an enjoyable 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.

 

12 - 14 · 71st Annual Rio Vista Bass Festival, Rio Vista, CA. With an average of 1,400 fishermen entered yearly, this is truly one of the largest bass tournaments around. Festivities include a parade down Main Street, fireworks over the water on Sat., food booths, car shows, live music and other activities. For info on entry fee and this year’s prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707/374.2700.

 

16 - Nov 1 · Tall Ships Return To Antioch, Enjoy tours of two historic Tall Ships as what is now confirmed to be an annual event when the Hawaiin Chieftain and the Lady Washington return. Special events and tours offered while docked at the main river guest dock right below the newly opened Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill at the Antioch Marina. For info on the events and the times that tours are offered you can contact the marina at 925/779.6957.

 

NOVEMBER

 

Thurs - 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.

 

Fri · 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.

 

4 · Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back...

 

14 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location to be announced, Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests as this newly added mixer sponsor presents you with what is sure to be an enjoyable 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.

 

 

 

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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