Down the Rode - October 2012

September

 

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.

 

5 - 7 • Delta Discovery Cruises Blue Angels Cruise,
1 - 5 p.m. Cruise departs from Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. Includes a deli lunch for $79 per person. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

6 - 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.

 

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.

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

4 • Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back…

 

6 - 8 • 41st Annual Marina Recreation Assoc. Educational Conference & Trade Show,
Members 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 industry today. This year’s conference will be held at the New Tropicana Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference information and registration are available at www.marina.org.

 

11 - 14 • MRAA Annual Marine Dealer & Convention,
Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL. For additional information and a list of this year’s speakers and scheduled events call the Marine Retailers Association of America at 708.763.9210 or visit www.mraa.com.

 

11 • Veterans Day Cruise,
The Potomac honors our veterans with two special 2.5-hour cruises. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. departures. Prices vary, adults $45, seniors $40, 16 and under $25, veterans and active duty in uniform $35. Coffee and soft drinks will be complimentary. For reservations call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org.

 

11 • 23rd 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.

 

18 • Pier 39’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony,
noon - 6 p.m. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas. Pier 39’s majestic tree, adorned with 400 glistening ornaments, 500 multi-colored bows and 2,000 twinkling lights will be lit at 5:30 p.m. in the Entrance Plaza.

 

24 • Santa’s Riverboat Arrival,
Historic Downtown at noon. 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.

 

 

Delta

 

September

 

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

 

5 - 7 • Delta Discovery Cruises Blue Angels Cruise,
1 - 5 p.m. Cruise departs from Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. Includes a deli lunch for $79 per person. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

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.

 

6 - 7 • 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

20 • Delta Discovery Cruises Sunset Dinner Cruise,
Cruise the Delta while enjoying dinner and a sunset. $49 per person. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

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

 

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. Food and drink specials with live music by the Express Band, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

27 • Delta Discovery Cruises Pirate Murder Mystery Cruise,
Cruise the Delta while enjoying dinner and a mystery. $69 per person. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

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

 

31 • Delta Discovery Cruises Halloween Mystery Cruise,
Cruise the Delta while enjoying dinner and a scary mystery. $69 per person. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

NOVEMBER

 

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.

 

3 & 17 • Delta Discovery Cruises Pirate Murder Mystery Cruise,
Cruise the Delta while enjoying dinner and a mystery. $69 per person. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

4 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club, featuring Omega. 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.

 

4 • Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back…

 

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 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
Change of Watch, SJYC. For info contact Commodore Diane Lasher at 925.625. 3223 or visit http://ncpca.net

 

10 & 24 • Delta Discovery Cruises Sunset Dinner Cruise,
Cruise the Delta while enjoying dinner and a sunset. $49 per person. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

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

 

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.

 

14 • Delta Chambers Mixer,
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Village West Yacht Club. This November Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Commodore Roger Beebe and the Members of VYC are sure to make this mixer an enjoyable one. Make sure to attend this mixer and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. 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.

 

17 • 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.

 

17 - 18 • 2nd Annual Lauritzen Yacht Harbor Catch & Release Rat-L-Trap Striped Bass Derby,
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor located at the foot of the Antioch Bridge on Bridgehead Road. This is a Rat-L-Trap only, catch and release Striped Bass derby that includes (2) Rat-L-Trap lures with your entry fee. $35 per day or $50 for both days where $5 will be donated to the Restore the Delta. This year an added category of the Biggest Striper Pot is sure to excite the contestants. There is an additional fee for this category so for more info, call 925.757.1916 or visit www.lauritzens.com.

 

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

 

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

 

28 • Delta Discovery Cruises Full Moon Dinner Cruise,
Cruise the Delta while enjoying dinner under the moonlight. $49 per person. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

Outdoors 1050 with Craig Hanson,
Listen to our very own Craig Hanson on Sunday mornings from 6 - 7 a.m. on KNBR 1050.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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.



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