Down The Rode - September 2018

BAY & BEYOND

 

SEPTEMBER

 

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.

 

1 · 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

 

12 - 16 · 53rd Anniversary Rolex Big Boat Series, San Francisco Bay. Plenty of events planned for this year’s regatta in San Francisco. Whether you are participating or viewing this event it is a long time Bay Area Favorite. Visit http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/ for more information.

 

15 · 34th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 18.9 million pounds of debris from our state’s shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

 

21 - 23 · 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Coastal Cruising is ideal at this time of year. Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey! With 500 artists, 120 plus shows on 8 stages this is a perfect way to mix your love of boating and Jazz. More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org

 

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.

 

22 · San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Stand Up Paddle Race & Fundraiser, This year’s event to take place in San Rafael and hosted by 101 Surf Sports. For more info to view and or get involved with this important fundraiser you can contact 101 Surf Sports San Rafael at www.paddleguru.com/races/LeukemiaLymphomaSocietyLLSPaddleRaceFundraiser

 

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 and Marine Services. 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.

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.

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.

 

 

DELTA

 

AUGUST

 

25 · Stockton Yacht Club Fundraiser Benefiting Make-A-Wish, Members of the SYC invite all to a special dinner and cruise-out to benefit the funding in making dreams come true for such special children. Meal provided is a mixed grill: Caesar salad, grilled smoked sausage, grilled tri-tip with Oregon rub, grilled prawns, rice pilaf, grilled corn on the cob, bread & butter and a desert all for a donation of $29. For a donation of $25 you will be treated to a 2 - 2.5 hour cruise of the Delta where many historic sites will be toured. Special combo for both dinner and cruise is a donation of $45. The event will also include a presentation on the benefits of the wishes the children receive, reinforced by testimony for a recent “Wish-Kid and wish family. If you would like more info, to make reservations and purchase tickets or want to donate time and a vessel for the cruise you can contact Bonnie Stetson at 209/670.5220 or e-mail her at bgstetson@gmail.com

 

SEPTEMBER

 

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 · Friday & Saturday Night Ice Cream Social At Sunset Sweets, 8 - 9 p.m. 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 ice cream socials offer an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $3. Call 209/368.1946 for more info.

 

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

 

1 · Boat Fest, Delta Bay Marina on the Delta Loop, hosted by Delta Bay Marina & Park Delta Bay. An open community gathering for new boat owners to network. Free event with BBQ and music, cash bar, and free workshops for boaters to learn about the boating lifestyle. Call 916.777.4153 for more info on how to participate or attend.

 

1 · 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

 

7 · First Friday In Walnut Grove, Enjoy the open house style as local businesses such as The Tong and other participating locations in Walnut Grove are open later in the evening on the first Friday of every month from May to October. Enjoy the warm evenings with a leisurely stroll and Delta breeze while browsing all the unique, store-front offerings in this Delta legacy town.

 

8 - 9 · 34th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, with 2014 having returned to the roots of the festival’s location, the 2018 festival will again be held at the Pittsburg Waterfront.. Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sun 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. plenty of vendors offer a variety of seafood, as well as some items that never swam in the sea. For more info 925/432.7301 or contact the Pittsburg Marina, especially if looking for weekend guest docking. 925/439.4958.

 

12 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Village West Yacht Club in Stockton. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members all the while enjoying the hospitality of one of the premier yacht clubs in the Delta. Come by car or boat and bring your friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. 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.com or call 916/777.4041.

 

15 · 34th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 18.9 million pounds of debris from our state’s shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

 

17 · Rusty Porthole Annual Poker Run, list of stops to be the usual Delta suspects with more info and details to follow as the date nears. Entry fee includes breakfast and dinner plus a Tee Shirt and payout on winning poker hand. You can contact 925/684.3607 for more info.

 

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

 

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.

 

14 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location to be announced, CA. 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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