Down the Rode - April 2011

 

APRIL

2 • 31st Annual Sea Scouts Seafarer Regatta,
6 a.m. start, Albatross Sea Base, Martinez, near the marina. The Sea Scout ship Albatross invites you and your ship to the 31st annual Seafarer Regatta. There will be eight ship events, nine team events and a formal dance/awards ceremony. $20 per ship registration and $15 per person. Visit www.seascouts.org for more info.

9 • 4th Annual Emeryville Marina Boaters Swap Meet,
8 a.m. – noon. North of the Harbor Master’s office on Powel St. For more info on attending the swap meet or for info on your own space to sell your items, call 510.654.3716 or visit www.emeryvillemarina.com

14 - 17 • Strictly Sail Pacific & Power Boat Expo,
Jack London Sq. Oakland, CA. Although during the same dates and location, these are two separate shows that will run simultaneously. The combined show will be the largest sailboat show on the West Coast and the NCMA’s Power Boat Expo will offer a variety of powerboats that will fit every buyer’s needs. This show will be filled with many dealers showing the latest and greatest powerboats and sailboats offered. With over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment, it is sure to be another one of the best shows Jack London has ever witnessed. For more info on this year’s show call 800.698.5777 or visit www.calboating.com or 800.817.SAIL or www.strictlysail.com.

16 • Encinal Yacht Club Nautical Flea Market,
Make plans to attend the largest swap meet in the East Bay. 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. breakfast, lunch and beverages available. Call 510.522.3272 or visit www.encinal.org for more info.

30 - May 1 • 112th Annual Vallejo Race,
Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 112th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another YRA season of racing on the Bay for 2011. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707.643.1254 or the YRA at 451.771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com.

 

MAY

1 • 94th Annual Opening Day on the Bay,
This year’s theme is “Giants of the Bay.” Day starts with the blessing of the fleet in the Raccoon Straits. If your club is attending and you need info on times or if you have any questions you can call the PICYA office at 415.331.0702 or visit www.picya.org.

6 - 7 & 13 - 14 & 20 - 21 & 27 - 28 • 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.

8 • USS Potomac Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch/Cruise,
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $90 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a catered brunch and mimosas to celebrate Mom’s special day. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

13 - 14 • Nordic Tug Rendezvous,
The San Francisco Bay Area Nordic Tug Association will be hosting the 2011 Nordic Tug Rendezvous at the Martinez Marina. All Nordic Tug owners, guests and future owners are invited to attend this event. For more info, visit www.sfbanta.org or contact info@sfbanta.org.

22 • SS Jeremiah O’Brien Seaman’s Memorial Cruise,
Departs 10 a.m., returns 2 p.m. and is $95 per person. Join the annual tradition on the San Francisco Bay since 1980. Call 415.544.0100 or visit wwwssjeremiahobrien.org for more info.

28 • Master Mariners Regatta,
Post regatta awards party to be held at the Encinal Yacht Club. For more info visit www.mastermariners.org.

 

DELTA

APRIL

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.

2 • Tracy Bass Series OPEN Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. This series is open to everyone, $150 entry fee with many other options such as big fish. All events lead up to the final T.O.C. held in May. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com

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

3 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
Novice Contest at Bridge Marina YC. 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/.

9 • Pittsburg Opening Day Festivities,
This year’s theme is “Flags, Banners & Streamers.” Come out and view or participate in this year’s opening day and blessing of the fleet. For more info contact the Pittsburg Yacht Club at 925.432.1056.

9 • San Joaquin YC Opening Day,
come out and view or participate with your own boat in this ever popular event that cruises the Bethel Island waterways. For more info on the event contact Geri Marshall or visit sjyc.org/mow.

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

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Rusty Porthole on Bethel Island. This April Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends as the staff at Rusty Porthole is sure to make the evening memorable. Come by car or boat and make sure to attend this one on the water. Bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

15 - 17 • Stockton Asparagus Festival,
Downtown Stockton. San Joaquin County’s most prestigious agricultural product that inspired the creation of the Stockton Asparagus Festival 25 years ago. The Stockton Asparagus Festival is a three-day, multi-event, food and entertainment festival that celebrates asparagus. For more info on event, times and ticket prices you can call 209.644.3740.

16 • Stockton YC Opening Day,
View from the banks of the Deep Water Channel or bring your boat out and participate in this well-attended opening day parade in the Delta. Awards and festivities to be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. For more info contact Marc Jantzen at 203.239.1400.

16 & 17 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament of Champions,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% payback. Fishermen can qualify for T.O.C. on Sat or Sun (6 out of 7 events) or a combination of 8 events from both days. 50% of average field from each day & 10 teams from combination of days qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

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

23 • Sacramento Marina & Miller Park Clean Up Day,
Sacramento Marina, 2170 Ramp Way, Sacramento, CA 95818. Snacks and drinks will be provided for all volunteers. For more info call 916.808.5712.

23 • Boaters Swap Meet, Stockton Sailing Club,
8 a.m. Pancake breakfast also being offered. www.stocktonsc.org for more info.

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

 

MAY

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 • Live Music and Dancing at the Spindrift Restaurant,
On the Delta Loop, enjoy music by Jason Carmel from 4 – 7 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

1 • 23rd Annual Meals on Wheels Champagne Cruise Benefit,
Sponsored by the San Joaquin YC in conjunction with the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce. Come out and support this cause that helps deliver over 175,000 meals to those in need. Champagne cruise includes dinner. For more info call Kathy Stein at 925.209.9939 or visit www.sjyc.org/mow.

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

5 • Cinco de Mayo Celebration at The Point,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, Come out and enjoy the lunch and drink specials. For more info, 707.374.5400.

5 • Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Windmill Cove,
Come by car or boat to this May 5th, celebration. Call 209.948.6995 for details on drink and eat specials.

5 • Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Happy Harbor,
Let Joe and his staff treat you to a wonderful celebration. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled day!

7 • Tracy Bass Series OPEN Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. This series is open to everyone, $150 entry fee with many other options such as big fish. All events lead up to the final T.O.C. held in May. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

7 • 14th Annual Delta Loop Fest,
Held the first Saturday of May, this popular Delta event has been a fun-filled event for all those that attend. This is the open house for the Delta Loop, 10-mile scenic drive. All businesses will have special events, swap meets, music, food, and just fun for the whole family. Contact the Delta Loop Association at 916.777.4945 or 916.777.6055 for all the info on each event held during the day.

7 • Perry’s Boat Harbor Swap Meet,
Being held during this year’s Loop Fest. Stop in for a look at what will be displayed at this event. Contact Joe at the marina office for more info at 916.777.5000, also make sure to inquire about his new enclosed boathouses at the marina.

8 • Live Music and Dancing at the Spindrift Restaurant,
On the Delta Loop, enjoy music by Jason Carmel from 4 – 7 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

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

11 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Delta Discovery Cruises, Pittsburg Marina. This May Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Steve and Heather Ingram will be showcasing their boat Island Serenade. 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 - 15 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
Fun Day Cruise and Contest, Stockton YC. 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/.

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

15 • Live Music and Dancing at the Spindrift Restaurant,
On the Delta Loop, enjoy music by Jason Carmel from 4 – 7 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

22 • Delta Challenge, Fish For A Cure,
Fishing Tournament, This event being held at Windmill Cove is a benefit for a cure for breast cancer. Sponsored by Windmill Cove & Lunker Lather. There will be events including boat and bank fishing plus a special event for kids at Windmill Cove’s private pond where the first 25 kids signed up receive a free rod and reel. Entry fees are: two man team $100, a $25 Stripper, $25 Catfish and $15 for the kids. For more info on this event or Windmill Cove, contact Dave Theis at 916.580.7520.

21 • Golf & Bowling Meals on Wheels Benefit,
Sponsored by the San Joaquin YC in conjunction with the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce. Come out and support this cause that helps deliver over 175,000 meals to those in need. For info on either event or both visit www.sjyc.org/mow.

22 • Live Music and Dancing at the Spindrift Restaurant,
On the Delta Loop, enjoy music by Jason Carmel from 4 – 7 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

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

27 - 30 • 38th Annual Sacramento Jazz Festival & Jubilee,
with more than 450 sets of live music scheduled, make sure to set your plans to attend this year’s event. Come by boat or car. If you are not part of the YC cruise-in, then contact the Sacramento Marina for space reservations. For more info visit www.sacjazz.com or www.sacyc.com.

28 & 29 • Tracy Bass Series OPEN Tournament of Champions,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. Must have fished in six out of the seven tournaments to qualify for the T.O.C. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com

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

 

ONGOING

29 • Live Music and Dancing at the Spindrift Restaurant,
On the Delta Loop, enjoy music by Jason Carmel from 4 – 7 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.
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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