Down the Rode - August 2012

August

 

3 - 5 • Beneteau Owners Rendezvous,
Two Harbors, Catalina Island. For more info on this popular sailing event contact South Coast Yachts at 619.224.7784 or visit www.scyachts.com.

 

3 - 4 & 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 • Maritime Day Celebration & Flea Market,
Galilee Harbor, Sausalito. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info call 415.332.8554 or visit www.galileeharbor.org.

 

4 • Petaluma Music Festival,
North Bay Petaluma,
for more info visit www.petalumamusicfestival.org.

 

10 - 11 • 40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance,
North Lake Tahoe. Several categories of boats will be judged. Open to the public. Advance ticket information can be found at www.laketahoeconcours.com.

 

11 • Boaters Swap Meet,
Alameda West Marine, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call or visit any West Marine for more info.

 

September

1 & 7 - 8 & 14 -15 & 21 - 22 & 28 - 29 • 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.

 

8 • California’s Free Fishing Day,
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

 

15 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
Benicia Yacht Club, Benicia. Enjoying their 77th 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 • 28th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day,
Since the program began in 1985, over 910,000 Californians have removed more than 16.1 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.

 

21 - 23 • 55th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival,
Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey this year. More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

 

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

 

22 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
San Rafael Yacht Club, San Rafael. Enjoying their 77th 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/.

 

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.

 

 

DELTA

 

August

 

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.

 

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

 

Mon - Fri • Happy Hour at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 4 - 7 p.m. $2 well and domestic draft beer. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

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.

 

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 • Spindrift Restaurant & Bar Cabaret,
Candlelight & Cool Vibes, On the Delta Loop, up until 9 p.m. enjoy the piano bar-like setting and music with James on the vibraphone, then enjoy classic rock until 11 p.m. Dinner specials are $9.95 fajitas or $19.95 steak & lobster. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

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 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing is the Xpress Band 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

5 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club, featuring Joyce & Stephen. 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.

 

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Sugar Barge on Bethel Island. This August 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. David and Tracy 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.

 

11 • Spindrift’s Live Music,
On the Delta Loop, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Come enjoy dinner and the dynamic sounds of Sly Fox. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

11 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing is the Terry Sheets Band 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

12 • Crawdad Festival on the Delta Loop,
Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill and Lighthouse Resort. Performing is Mumbo Gumbo. Presented by Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill and Moore’s Riverboat. Tickets are $20. www.mooresriverboat.com for more info.

 

18 • Spindrift’s Live Music,
On the Delta Loop, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Come enjoy dinner and the great sounds of Sterling Silver. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

18 • Speakeasy Party,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Go back in time at this event as Two-Tone Steiny performs from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

18 • Annual “Moo BBQ”,
Windmill Cove. Come out and celebrate 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.

 

25 • Spindrift’s Live Music,
On the Delta Loop, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Come enjoy dinner and the fantastic sounds of Mad Monkey. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

25 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing is the Nick Carasis Band 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

25 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing live is Thom Shepherd. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

September

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.

 

Mon - Fri • Happy Hour at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 4 - 7 p.m. $2 well and domestic draft beer. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Fridays • Spindrift Restaurant & Bar Cabaret,
Candlelight & Cool Vibes, On the Delta Loop, up until 9 p.m. enjoy the piano bar-like setting and music with James on the vibraphone, then enjoy classic rock until 11 p.m. Dinner specials are $9.95 fajitas or $19.95 steak & lobster. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

1 - 2 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing is the Terry Sheets Band 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Sat and 7 - 11 p.m. on Sun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

2 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club, featuring Nicky D. 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.

 

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

 

8 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing is Xpress Band 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

8 • California’s Free Fishing Day,
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

 

8 - 9 • 28th 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.

 

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

 

9 • Rosa’s Delta Big Dog Poker Run,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. $65 per person entry. Buffet breakfast, T-Shirt, prime rib dinner. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Delta Yacht Club on the Deep Water Channel at Light 16. This August Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. The Members of DYC are sure to make this mixer an enjoyable one while on one of the most popular island yacht clubs in California. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. This is a Boat-In Only Mixer. Please call the chambers to help arrange a ride out to the island or let them know if you would be willing to take people out yourself. 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 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

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

 

22 • Classic Yacht Association 7th 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, at 916.932.6052 for more info on this special event.

 

22 • 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 slips@martinez-marina.com.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 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,
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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