Down the Rode - September 2012

BAY & BEYOND

September

 

1 & 7 - 8 & 14 -15 & 21 - 22 & 28 - 29 • 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: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415.435.2131.

 

8 • 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 • Lake Union Boats Afloat Boat Show,
Seattle, WA. For more info www.boatsafloatshow.com.

 

15 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
Benicia Yacht Club, Benicia. Enjoying their 77th year, they are inviting all boaters who are interested in learning about navigational charts, rules and regulations while enjoying the fun of navigating the Bay and Delta waters. For more info contact Commodore Diane Lasher at 925.625. 3223 or visit http://ncpca.net/.

 

Mid Sept • No NCMA BOAT SHOW This Year,
The word will travel around, but since the first of August we have received many e-mails and inquiries regarding the show dates. There will be no Fall Boat Show at Jack London Square… See Oct. 11 entry here in the Rode.

 

15 • Star Marine Electronics Annual OPEN HOUSE,
333 Kennedy St., Oakland, CA. Stop by and check out the latest in Marine Electronics including the latest from Raymarine as the Raymarine Mobile Showroom will be on-site. Experience first-hand all that Raymarine has to offer as you will have the opportunity to actually get hands-on time with all the equipment that the showroom offers. In addition to Ian Wall and his knowledgeable staff, the Raymarine Factory Reps will be on-hand as well. Visit www.starmarineelectronics.com or call 510.533.0121 for more info.

 

15 • Nautical Swap Meet, Alameda YC,
Alameda, CA. Swap meet followed by an open house. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info visit www.alamedayachtclub.org.

 

15 • 28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day,
Since the program began in 1985, more than 910,000 Californians have removed more than 16.1 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 • 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival,
Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey this year. More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

 

22 • Autumnal Equinox,
Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Great day to cruise the Bay!

 

22 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
San Rafael Yacht Club, San Rafael. Enjoying their 77th year, they are inviting all boaters who are interested in learning about navigational charts, rules and regulations while enjoying the fun of navigating the Bay and Delta waters. For info contact Commodore Diane Lasher at 925.625. 3223 or visit http://ncpca.net/.

 

29 • 16th 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.

 

 

OCTOBER

 

5 & 6 - 12 & 13 - 19 & 20 • 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: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415.435.2131.

 

4 - 8 • Fleet Week, Pier 39, San Francisco,
CA. The Bay Area’s opportunity to 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. 1 p.m. Sunday Air Show starts at approx. 1 p.m. Monday certain ships will be avail. for touring opportunities. For more info call 415.705.5500 or visit www.pier39.com or www.fleetweek.us.

 

6 - 7 • Blue Angels Viewing aboard the Historic Potomac,
Watch the Blue Angles from the middle of the bay aboard this fabulous piece of history. Call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org

 

11 - 14 • Northern California Boat Fest,
Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda, CA. Largest Free Brokerage & New Yacht Show in Northern California. Free parking and admission. More than 100 yachts will be on display to include power & sail / new & used also quite a few marine exhibitors, seminars, music and food. Visit boatfestival.blogspot.com or call 510.521.6213 for more info.

 

18 • Suisun City Wine Tasting on the Square,
Suisun City waterfront district. Come enjoy interesting Suisun Valley and regional wines paired with tasty morsels from Cast Iron Grill & Bar with friends while enjoying the music. Call 707.421.7744 or the marina for guest slips and more info at 707.429.2628.

 

20 - 21 • 7th 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/.

 

25 - 29 • 53rd 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.

 

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

 

31 • Suisun Halloween Parade,
Suisun City waterfront district. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.429.2628.

 

 

DELTA

September

 

Sundays • Spindrift Restaurant & Bar Afternoon Karaoke & Dancing,
On the Delta Loop 3 - 7 p.m. Chicken & Dumplings for only $5.95 and Karaoke with Jason. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

Mon - Fri • Happy Hour at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 4 - 7 p.m. $2 well and domestic draft beer. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

Mon - Fri • Spindrift Restaurant Progressive Happy Hour,
On the Delta Loop, 3 – 6 p.m. weekdays. Lowest prices at 3 p.m. and go up 50 cents every hour until 6 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Fridays • Spindrift Restaurant & Bar Cabaret,
Candlelight & Cool Vibes, On the Delta Loop, up until 9 p.m. enjoy the piano bar-like setting and music with James on the vibraphone, then enjoy classic rock until 11 p.m. Dinner specials are $9.95 fajitas or $19.95 steak & lobster. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

1 - 2 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing is the Terry Sheets Band 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Sat and 7 - 11 p.m. on Sun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

2 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club, featuring Nicky D. 4:30 - 9 p.m. Imagine a romantic and relaxing early Sunday evening with great music and fine food while overlooking the beautiful Delta. $45 for dinner and show. Must make reservations by calling 925.267.3517.

 

2 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

8 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing is Xpress Band 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

8 • 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.

 

8 - 9 • 28th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival,
by the Pittsburg Chamber. 5th St. & Railroad Ave. Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. General Admission $8, Children 6 & younger free with paying adult. 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.

 

9 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

9 • Rosa’s Delta Big Dog Poker Run,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. $65 per person entry. Buffet breakfast, T-Shirt, prime rib dinner. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer,
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Delta Yacht Club on the Deep Water Channel at Light 16. This August Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. The Members of DYC are sure to make this mixer an enjoyable one while on one of the most popular island yacht clubs in California. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. This is a Boat-In Only Mixer. Please call the chamber to help arrange a ride out to the island or let them know if you would be willing to take people out yourself. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

 

15 • Delta “Barn Raising” Gala,
Benefiting the Discover the Delta Education Center to be located at the corner of hi-ways 160 and 12. Dinner, Dancing and Live Auction. 5 p.m. start. If you have not been by the facilities yet or lately this is a perfect opportunity to see first-hand what Ken Scheidegger and the Discover the Delta Foundation have accomplished thus far. Tickets $75 or $100 that includes membership giving you a load of discounts to local businesses. Call 916.777.4442 or visit www.discoverthedelta.org.

 

16 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

22 • Autumnal Equinox,
Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Great day to cruise the Bay!

 

22 • Classic Yacht Association 7th Annual “Forget Me Knot” Celebration,
1 p.m. on the Sacramento River in Old Towne Sacramento. Event held to honor our veterans and especially our WWII veterans. This year’s event will place three memorial wreaths in the River. Contact Les Cochren at 916.932.6052 for more info on this special event.

 

22 • Boater’s Consignment Chandlery OPEN HOUSE/Grand Opening,
1220 W. Freemont St., Stockton, CA. Come out to Tod Reincke’s shop where every day is a boater’s dream swap meet. Bring your items you may wish to put on consignment or your wish list to go through the shelves of boat parts, marine accessories and nautical antiques. Call 209.464.4148 for more info or visit www.boaterscc.com.

 

22 • Annual Martinez Nautical Swap Meet,
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Come out for the last swap meet of the year at the Martinez Marina. Come find your treasure, enjoy the fun and destination. For info on attending or how to display call the marina at 925.313.0942 or slips@martinez-marina.com.

 

23 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

28 - 30 • Classic Steamboat Meet,
B&W Resort & Marina. The public can view the boats and talk to the owners. Contact Candy at 916.777.6161 for all the details and information.

 

30 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Date TBD • Delta Thunder Boat Racing,
Racing on the Sacramento River in Isleton. Vintage Hydroplane, Tunnel, and Cracker Box racing boats. Testing on Fri. Plenty of family fun. For more info visit www.deltaboatraces.com.

 

6 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Motorcycle Poker Run,
Tower Park Resort & Marina, 9 a.m. Benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

7 • 3rd Annual Delta Wine & Art Festival,
Carvalho Family Winery at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA. Local wineries will be on hand along with art displays and entertaining music. Enjoy the serenity of The Old Sugar Mill with friends while partaking in the local culture. Visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

 

7 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club, featuring Lee Donald. 4:30 - 9 p.m. Imagine a romantic and relaxing early Sunday evening with great music and fine food while overlooking the beautiful Delta. $45 for dinner and show. Must make reservations by calling 925.267.3517.

 

10 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Chitiva’s in the Warehouse, Stockton Waterfront. This October Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Bring friends and introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Carlos and Liz are sure to make the evening enjoyable. 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 • 65th 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 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Bartender Mystery Challenge,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 2 p.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

20 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Come Meet Trouble,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 2 p.m. meet the Guinness World Record Holder “Tallest Cat” named Trouble. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

27 • Halloween Bash at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta establishment. 209.948.6995.

 

27 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Best Damn Halloween Party on the Delta,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Drink and Eat Specials with live music by the Express Band, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.



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