Down the Rode - September 2011

BAY & BEYOND

SEPTEMBER

2 - 3 & 9 - 10 & 16 - 17 & 23 - 24 & 30 • 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 thru mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. Purchase a block of sunset cruises for $225, good for any 15 cruises in the 2011 season. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations, call 415.435.2131.

14 - 18 • 40th Annual NCMA Northern California Fall Boat Show,
Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. Show features yachts, both power & sail, being displayed in the JLS Marina. Vessels up to 70 feet at the docks and trailer boats on land will ensure that there is a “boat for every need” at this fall favorite nautical event. Many new yacht debuts and the latest in marine electronics and hardware can be found. For more info, 800.698.5777 or www.calboating.com.

16 - 18 • 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival,
Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey this year. More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

17 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
Benicia Yacht Club, Benicia. Enjoying their 76th 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/.

17 • 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day,
since the program began in 1985, over 850,000 Californians have removed more than 15.1 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.

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

24 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
San Rafael Yacht Club, San Rafael. Enjoying their 76th 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/.

24 • 15th 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

1 & 7 - 8 & 14 - 15 • 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 thru mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations, call 415.435.2131.

1 • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park,
Celebrates 30th Year of Award-Winning Monthly Chantey Sing. Traditional music performed by Bay Area Leading Lights of Sea Music from noon to 5 p.m. in the visitors park and from 8 p.m. to midnight aboard the ferry Eureka. Call 415.561.7171 for all info. Admission is free but donations are accepted and reservations are required for the evening music.

1 • Suisun Waterfront Festival,
Suisun City waterfront district 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Featuring art, wine & chocolate. Celebrate the waterfront by sampling dozens of the top wines from around the area. Dozens of unique arts and craft vendors will display and sell their art creations. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.429.2628.

1 - 2 • 6th 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/.

6 - 11 • 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.

7 - 9 • 64th 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.

8 - 9 • 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.

23 - Nov. 5 • Baja Ha Ha XVIII,
for more info on this fun-filled Latitude 38-sponsored cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com.

27 - 31 • 52nd 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.

31 • Suisun Halloween Parade,
Suisun City waterfront district. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.4292628.

 

DELTA
SEPTEMBER

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.

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.

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • Tiki Thursday at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Karaoke, kabobs dinner special, drink specials and games with prizes for lots of family fun. Zumba dance class on the lawn. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets,
Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this ever-growing very 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 $2. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

3 - 4 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Saddleback Ridge performs Sat. eve. and Sun. afternoon. For info, call 209.365.4693.

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

10 - 11 • 27th 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.

11 • Rosa’s Delta Big Dog Poker Run,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. $60 per person entry. Buffet breakfast, T-Shirt, prime rib dinner. Puppy party on Saturday the 10th with live music on both Sat. & Sun. First prize is $750. Stops to include Windmill Cove, Lighthouse, Moore’s Riverboat, Happy Harbor, Spindrift and the Rusty Porthole. For info, call 209.365.4693.

11 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 per team. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

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

14 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. This August Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Joe and Kim and their staff are sure to treat all to a wonderful evening. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Come by water or land. 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.

16 • Cheap Trick at The Old Sugar Mill,
Come out to enjoy the wine, scenery and the classic rock band from the ’70s and ’80s. Cheap Trick and a special guest will perform live. Tickets $45, $65 & $85. Call 916.744.1615 for more info.

17 • 1st Annual Cardboard Boat Races,
in celebration of National Talk Like a Pirate Day being held at King Island Resort, 11530 W. Eight Mile Rd., Stockton. 8:30 a.m. check in, races at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $15 per boat. 1st through 3rd place prizes in four categories: most creative design, Titanic award, best themed & peoples choice award. Contact the King Island Yacht Club on Facebook for info.

17 • Classic Yacht Association 6th 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, Vice Commodore, at 916.932.6052 for more info on this special event.

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

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

24 • Delta Wooden Boat Festival,
Come out and enjoy this wonderful event put on by Gliedt’s Boat Shop and Perry’s Boat Harbor, on the Delta Loop. Come out and enjoy the boats of yesteryear. Contact 916.777.5000 or 916.777.5830 for more info.

24 • 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 visit slips@martinez-marina.com.

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

30 - Oct. 2 • 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.

 

OCTOBER

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.

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.

2 • 2nd Annual Delta Wine,
Art & Music Festival, Carvalho Family Winery at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA. Local wineries will be on hand along with art displays and very 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.

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

8 • 2nd Annual Vessels and Vines,
Art Show and Wine Tasting, at the Sacramento Marina which is free to attend. Come out and enjoy an evening of art, music, food and wine. Guest docking is available. For more info on the event or docking arrangements, please call the marina at 916.808.5712 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com.

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Sugar Barge on Bethel Island. This October fall Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. David Riggs and his staff are sure to treat all to a wonderful evening. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Come by water or land. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041.

16 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 per team. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.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 info 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,
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 Potomac History Cruise,
Enjoy a 2-hour narrated history cruise on S.F. Bay with knowledgeable docents. Complimentary coffee, tea & water will be available. Call 510.627.1215 for actual dates and reservations.

Delta Discovery Cruises,
Educational Cruises, scheduled group and private party cruises including weddings and corporate outings. Call 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com for more info on schedules, times and costs.

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.

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.

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

Safe Boating Courses,
For nearest C.G. Aux. course, 800.869.SAIL or 800.869.BOAT. For nearest Power Sqd. course, 800.SEA.SKIL.


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