Down the Rode - April 2013

BAY & BEYOND

 

APRIL

 

11 - 14 • Strictly Sail Pacific,
Jack London Sq. Oakland, CA. This show will be filled with many dealers showing the latest and greatest of sailboats offered. With over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be one of the best sailboat shows to take place on the West Coast. For more info on this year’s show call 800.817.SAIL or www.strictlysail.com.

 

21 • Opening Day on the Petaluma River,
For more info on event and turning basin contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

 

21 • Marine Swap Meet & Open House,
Berkeley Yacht Club, 6 a.m. start. For information on event or how to participate call 510.843.9292 or visit www.berkeleyyc.org.

 

28 • 96th Annual Opening Day on the Bay,
This year’s theme is “The Great Race.” The day starts with the blessing of the fleet in the Raccoon Strait. 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.

 

 

MAY

 

10 - 11 & 17 - 18 & 24 - 25 & 31 • 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 - 5 • 114th Annual Vallejo Race,
Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 114th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2013. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707.643.1254 or the YRA at 451.771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com.

 

12 • USS Potomac Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch/Cruise,
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $100 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.

 

16 - 19 • Northern California Boat Fest, Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda,
CA. Come visit this spring sales event & boating celebration. Free admission and lots of free parking. Power & sailboats, new & used, 100+ boats for sale on display, seminars, marine exhibits, music and food. For more info call Deb Reynolds at 510.236.2633 or Richard Boland at 510.521.6213 or visit, www.boat-fest.com

 

18 • Nautical Swap Meet, Marina Bay Yacht Harbor,
Richmond. Spend some time at one of the Bay’s most popular swap meets. Whether you want an item or want to sell your nautical items make your plans now to attend. Call 510.236.1013 for more info.

 

18 - 24 • National Safe Boating Week,
The National Safe Boating Council continues to educate the boating community about wearing life jackets and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight life jackets. For more info on this important week visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org.

 

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

 

 

Delta

 

APRIL

 

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.

 

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.

 

1 • Seasonal Grand Re-Opening of Sunset Sweets at Tower Park,
Dennis and Tuyen will be back for the season and open until fall 2013. Come out and enjoy all the treats and ice cream or rent one of their many water toys at their Tower Park Resort location. For more info call 209.368.1946.

 

1 • Seasonal Grand Re-Opening at Rosa’s,
Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come celebrate the 4th anniversary in style and the start of being open 7-days a week again for spring/summer and fall. Happy hour drink and food specials. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

7 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club. Featuring Alicia Daniels as guest artist with Jesse De Torres as guest host. 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.,
Rosa’s at Tower Park Resort. This April Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. John and Cheryl are sure to make this on-the-water event a memorable one. Bring friends and introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. 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.

 

13 • Swap Meet at Delta Marina,
Delta Marina in Rio Vista. Come out and find or sell your nautical treasure. Plenty of vendors and items to be seen. For more info call 707.374.2315.

 

13 • Discovery Bay Opening Day,
Theme is “Honoring Those Who Serve.” On hand will be many from all branches of the Armed Forces as well as local police and fire crews. Many prizes to be awarded and the yacht club will be holding an open house as well. View or participate in this year’s event. For more info contact Linda at 925.516.7286.

 

13 • 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.

 

20 • M*A*S*H 2013 Party at Rosa’s,
Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come enjoy Rosie’s Bar and the Swamp! Klinger fashion show, live music and special drink shots. Dress as your favorite character from the 1970’s sitcom. Prizes! For info call 209.365.4693.

 

20 • Pittsburg Opening Day Festivities,
Come out and view or participate in this year’s opening day and blessing of the fleet. Yacht club is open to the public. $2 hotdogs and beer. Parade starts at noon. For more info contact the Pittsburg Yacht Club at 925.858.9145 or 925.432.1056.

 

20 • 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. This year’s theme is “Stop the Tunnel.” The awards and festivities will be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. Contact Rich Kinzey or Leslie Oliver at 209.462.3808 for more info.

 

20 • 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 call 925.684.9985.

 

21 • 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.

 

26 - 28 • Stockton Asparagus Festival, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Downtown Stockton. San Joaquin County’s most prestigious agricultural product that inspired the creation of the Stockton Asparagus Festival 27 years ago. The Stockton Asparagus Festival is a three-day, multi-event, food and entertainment festival, which celebrates asparagus. For more info on event and ticket prices you can call 209.644.3740.

 

27 • Martinez Marina Swap Meet,
Martinez Marina 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. This event is FREE so whether you have items to sell or you are looking for a deal go check this event out. Call 925.313.0942 for more info.

 

27 • 25th Annual San Joaquin YC Meals on Wheels Benefit,
SJYC along with the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce host a champagne dinner cruise to benefit this needy cause. To date they have provided 229,552 nutritious meals to those in need. Tickets are $75 per person and sold in advance only. 11 a.m. start at the yacht club. For more info call Kathy Stein at 925.209.9939 or visit www.sjyc.org/mow.

 

MAY

 

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.

 

Mondays • Rosa’s Netta’s Monday Nights,
Tower Park Resort and Marina. Monday nights are special at Rosa’s. 4 - 9 p.m. Chef Netta serves up some great bar food and along with Happy Hour 4 - 7 p.m. $2 well drinks you won’t find a better way to spend your Monday evenings. Bar food is $6 per person. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

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.

 

4 • 16th Annual Delta Loop Fest,
Held the first Saturday of May, this popular Delta event has been a fun-filled experience for all those that attend. This is the open house for the Delta Loop’s 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.

 

4 • Owl Harbor Marina Nautical Swap Meet,
This is not only a swap meet but an open house to one of the Delta Loop’s most unique marinas. Swap meet space for people wishing to sell their treasures is free as well as entry into the event. For more info on event or how to get space call 916.777.6055 or e-mail Info@owlharbor.com

 

5 • Cinco de Mayo Party at Rosa’s at Tower Park,
all-day party with margarita specials, tequila tasting and special pricing on Mexican beers. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

5 • Spindrift Restaurant Cinco de Mayo Celebration,
On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

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.

 

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Delta Yacht Club. This May Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Consider this to be an open house to a unique island yacht club and by far one of the most popular yacht clubs in Nor Cal. Bring friends and introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Boat in mixer only so start to arrange your ride soon. If you have questions on this event and the possibility of getting transportation to the island, 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.

 

11 - 12 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament of Champions,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. Must have met the terms of qualifying from prior tournaments. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

 

18 - 24 • National Safe Boating Week,
The National Safe Boating Council continues to educate the boating community about wearing life jackets and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight life jackets. For more info on this important week visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org.

 

24 - 27 • 40th 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.

 

25 - 26 • Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off,
Rosa’s at Tower Park. Check for bands performing. Drink specials with no cover. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

JULY

 

4 • Hilton’s Fireworks Extravaganza,
Mandeville. Fireworks to begin approx. 1/2 hour after sunset. Come out and enjoy a time-honored tradition where in years past up to 3,500 boats have been out to enjoy Barron Hilton’s Fireworks display on the River.

 

13 • California Delta Chambers 12th Annual Taste of the Delta,
Village West Yacht Club at Village West Marina in Stockton. Come by car or boat. This yearly event highlights many of the local restaurants and wineries by giving out samples of food and wine at the many vendor booths that attend. Live music, live and silent auctions and plenty of fun for all. $35 pre-paid tickets or $45 at the door. Contact any chamber board member for tickets or call 916.777.5203 or 916.777.4041 or visit
www.tasteofthedelta.com.

 

 

 

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.

 

Opportunity Cruises,
Scheduled group and private party cruises including weddings and corporate outings. Call 916.600.3815 or visit www.opportunitycruises.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

 



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