Down the Rode - August 2011

JULY

30 - Aug. 5 • Delta Doo Dah 3D,
Kick-off party starts at the Berkeley Marina on Friday the 29th. Sailing up from the Bay to the Delta and back, the Doo Dah is a sight to see from both land and water. Register early for 2012 if you missed it for 2011 as registration normally fills up within a half hour. www.deltadoo dah.com

 

AUGUST

5 - 6 & 12 - 13 & 19 - 20 & 26 - 27 • 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.

5 • Friday Nights at the Suisun City Waterfront,
Retro Rock It Band performs live. Call 707.429.2628 or visit www.sui sun.com/marina.html for more info.

6 • 31st Anniversary Flea Market & Maritime Celebration,
Galilee Harbor, Sausalito. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info visit www.galileeharbor.org or call 415.332.8554.

7 • Waterfront Jazz Series,
Blusion performs live. Call 707.429.2628 or visit www.suisun.com/marina.html for more info.

12 - 13 • 39th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance,
North Lake Tahoe. Several categories of boats will be judged. Open to the public, advance ticket information and times can be found at www.laketahoeconcours.com for more info.

12 • Friday Nights at the Suisun City Waterfront,
Incendio performs live. Call 707.429.2628 or visit www.suisun.com/marina.html for more info.

14 • Waterfront Jazz Series,
Lao Tizer performs live. Call 707.429.2628 or visit www.suisun.com/marina.html for more info.

19 • Friday Nights at the Suisun City Waterfront,
Push Play performs live. Call 707.429.2628 or visit www.suisun.com/marina.html for more info.

21 • Waterfront Jazz Series,
Richard Harris & Friends perform live. Call 707.429.2628 or visit www.suisun.com/marina.html for more info.

26 • Friday Nights at the Suisun City Waterfront,
Poyntlyss Sistars perform live. Call 707.429.2628 or visit www.suisun.com/marina.html for more info.

28 • Waterfront Jazz Series,
Second Plant performs live. Call 707.429.2628 or visit www.suisun.com/marina.html for more info.

 

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. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by The Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events of the year. Participating in this year’s cleanup is easy. Pre-register with your local coordinator, or simply show up at any of the drop-in sites. 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 more 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.

 

DELTA
JULY

30 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come out and enjoy the Parrothead Beach Party & Concert featuring Michael Sea and Island Fever. For more info on hours and specials call 209.365.4693.

31 • 39th Annual Courtland Pear Fair,
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Courtland, CA. Live music, local wineries, parade, arts and crafts, classic car show and more. For more info on this year’s events view www.pearfair.com.

 

AUGUST

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.

4, 11, 18 & 25 • 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.

5, 12, 19 & 26 • 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 $2. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

6 - 7 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Nobody’s Fool performs Sat. eve. Bobby McDowell on Sun. afternoon. For info call 209.365.4693.

6 & 20 • Tracy Oasis Marina Saturday Morning Fishing Tournaments,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 7 a.m. - noon, entry fee is $40 per person & includes launch. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismar ina.com.

7, 14, 21 & 28 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

7, 14, 21 & 28 • Music and Dancing at the Spindrift Restaurant,
On the Delta Loop, Come by car or boat as Jason Carmel performs from 4 – 7 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials for the evening.

10 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Willow Berm Marina 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. Kip Korth along with Vickie Baumann and the rest of the marina 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.

13 - 14 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Marvin Zeller performs Sat. eve. & California Band on Sun. afternoon. For info call 209.365.4693.

19 - 21 • Live Music at Rosa’s during Tower Fest,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Nick Carasis performs Fri & Sat. eve. Nobody’s Fool on Sun. afternoon. For info call 209.365.4693.

19 - 20 • Tower Fest Luau at Stockton - Delta KOA,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come out and enjoy the weekend at this year’s Tower Fest as the park will be transformed into a Polynesian Paradise. Hawaiian entertainment, food, fun and local vendors. Contact Scott Haar at 209.369.1041.

20 • Annual “MOO BBQ”,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come out and participate in the Hal Schell Birthday Celebration. Live music and dancing with special pricing on Hal’s favorite beer, Heineken! For more info call 209.948.6995.

27 • Reggae on the Delta, 3 - 10 p.m. Breadfruit Tree Restaurant,
Eight Mile Road, left on Rio Blanco Road to the Paradise Point Marina. Come and enjoy the Caribbean rhythms, and of course all the delicious Caribbean cuisine and drink the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant is known for. Contact Valerie Bynoe at 209.951.6921 or e-mail her at breadfruittree@sbcglobal.net. Berthing is available at Paradise Point Marina on a first come first serve basis.

27 - 28 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Saddleback Ridge performs Sat. eve. and Sun. afternoon. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

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. Food dishes modest in size and price, a family-oriented event. Continuous entertainment throughout the two-day event. 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 • 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

62 August 2011 BAY & DELTA YACHTSMAN www.YachtsmanMagazine.comby Ty mellott
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