Down The Rode - December

 

BAY & BEYOND

NOVEMBER

27 Santas Riverboat Arrival,
Historic Downtown at 12 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.

 

DECEMBER

3 - 6 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show,
St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coasts largest boat show is set to cruise into the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Fl. For more info 954.764.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com.

4 34th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade in the Oakland/Alameda Estuary,
Sponsored by the Encinal YC, Oakland YC and Marina Village Yacht Harbor. 5:30 p.m. approx. start, Oakland/Alameda Estuary. This years theme is Make The Season Bright. Entry fee is $30, which includes a photo of your boat and skipper goodie bag. For more info visit www.encinal.org or www.oaklandyachtclub.com or call 510.521.0905.

4 Christmas on the Suisun Waterfront, Suisun Waterfront District,
Harbor Plaza. Bring the whole family for this annual holiday celebration that will include the lighted boat parade, Solano Countys only outdoor skate rink, European-style Christmas market, Christmas Tree Auction to benefit local charities and much more. For info you can call 707.428.4970.

11 Petaluma Holiday Lighted Boat Parade,
Petaluma, CA. Sponsored by the Petaluma Yacht Club, you will see a flotilla of decorated boats on parade and join in on holiday caroling. The parade starts at the Petaluma Marina at 5:30 p.m. and will arrive in the Turning Basin at around 6:30 p.m. Come out to view the boats or participate yourself by calling 707.769.0429.

11 22nd Annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade,
Enjoy this annual event whether it be from land or as a participant as the parade runs along the Sausalito Waterfront. 6 - 11 p.m. For more info visit www.syconline.org.

31 Bay Area New Years Eve Parties,
Most Bay Area restaurants and clubs stage their own New Years Eve Parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2011 together!

 

JANUARY

1 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011,
Yachtsman wishes you all the best for the New Year.

1 Master Mariners New Years Day Race,
Point San Pablo Yacht Club, Point Richmond, CA. New Years Day Race, Chili Potluck and Tacky Trophy Exchange. Chili potluck to be served when the boats arrive. Gaffers bring chili and bread, Marconis bring salad and dessert. Boats are welcome to stay the night. For information call 510.531.1195 or visit www.mastermariners.org.

7 - 17 23rd Annual Manufacturers RV & Boat Show,
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. Call 510.536.6000 for more info.

19 21st Anniversary of the Sea Lions Arrival at Pier 39,
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. Visitors will see, hear & enjoy hundreds of sea lions in close proximity. K-Dock has been declared a Watchable Wildlife viewing area. Pier 39 continues to offer free sea lion info talks at K-Dock on the weekends. 12 noon - 5 p.m., 415.705.5500.

21 - 30 64th Annual Seattle Boat Show,
Lake Union & Qwest Field Events Center, Seattle, WA. One ticket lets you view both venues by taking free shuttle that is provided to transport you between the two locations. This very popular Northwest boat show features more than 1,000 new boats and a variety of accessories that the seasoned boater along with newcomers alike will appreciate. Tickets and time information can be found at www.seattleboatshow.com or by calling 206.634.0911.

29 - Singlehanded Sailing Society Three Bridge Fiasco,
(Note: As of Press Time this date is not 100% set, please check website for updates) One of the oddest and most entertaining races in the Bay Area if not anywhere, ever thought up. Sail the course any which way you want. Details at www.sfbaysss.org.

 

DELTA

NOVEMBER

27 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.

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

 

DECEMBER

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.

3 Lighted Boat Parade,
Delta Marina, Rio Vista. Contact The Point at 707.374.5400 for more info.

4 & 12 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.

4 Marina West Yacht Clubs 31st Annual Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade,
The parade will commence at 5 p.m. reaching the McLeod Lake/Weber Point area around 6 p.m. and then will return to Light 39 in the Stockton Deep Water Channel, where the parade will end. The Judede, skippered by Ken & Judy Dretzka, will lead the officers of Marina West Yacht Club followed by all other registered decorated boats. The Stockton Ports mascot Splash will also be on board with Ken & Judy Dretzka. This is an MWYC charitable event and there is a $25 registration fee. Womens Center of San Joaquin County is again the recipient of funds raised. The parade is open to all boaters and anyone wishing a parade registration form should contact the chairman, Lynn Hahn @ 209.477.7653 by Nov. 27.

4 Annual Discovery Bay Parade of Lights,
Discovery Bay. A fantastic land parade featuring floats from local schools and organizations. Call 925.408.8332.

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

5 Delta Discovery Cruises Wine & Sunset Dinner Cruise,
3 - 5 p.m. for $49 per person you will enjoy a 3-course dinner and wine tasting. For all information on this cruise call Heather at 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com.

8 Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Marina West YC @ Tower Park. This mixer will be a great opportunity to visit the yacht clubs new location at the north end of the Tower Park Marina. Come out to this December Mixer to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. 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.

11 Santas Arrival at Stockton Delta KOA,
Tower Park. Come out for the weekend to see Santa and take a haywagon Christmas caroling ride through the campground. Have your picture taken with Santa, get a hot cup of cocoa and a candy cane. Lots of lights to see along the way. For more info call 209.369.1041.

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

12 Delta Discovery Cruises Blues & BBQ with Mike Osborn Band,
Noon - 2:30 p.m. For $49 per person you will enjoy live music and a delicious BBQ. For all information on this cruise call Heather at 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com.

18 Delta Loop Lighted Boat Parade,
Come out and enjoy the beauty of the lighted and decorated boats as they parade up the Mokelumne River. Prizes, food and fun! Contact any Delta Loop business for more info on the event.

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

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

31 Happy Harbor New Years Eve Party,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6576.

31 Rosas New Years Eve Party,
Tower Park Marina, Simply Amazing scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Get out and enjoy the evening with friends and spirits as John, Cheryl and the staff at Rosas are sure to put on a great close to 2010! Call 209.365.4693 for details.

31 Delta Discovery Cruises New Years Eve Cruise,
Enjoy dinner and dancing during a three-hour cruise to ring in the new year. $72 per person includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, champagne toast and party favors. For all information on this cruise that is sure to be a huge success call Heather at 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com.

31 Special New Years Eve at The Point,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista. For more info, 707.374.5400.

31 New Years Eve Party at Windmill Cove,
come out to Windmill Cove and party with Father Time as Dave, Marsha, Trisha and the staff do out with the old and ring in the New Year in style. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled evening!

31 Delta New Years Eve Parties,
Most Delta restaurants and clubs stage their own New Years Eve Parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2011 together!

 

JANUARY

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 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011,
Yachtsman wishes you all the best for the New Year.

1 Live Music at Rosas,
Tower Park Marina, Simply Amazing scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Get out and enjoy the evening with friends and spirits as John, Cheryl and the staff at Rosas are sure to make it a great start to 2011! Call 209.365.4693 for details.

1 Delta Discovery Cruises New Years Day Champagne Brunch Cruise,
Enjoy live jazz and a delicious full brunch with complimentary champagne on this three-hour cruise to start off the new year. $59 per person. For any more information on this cruise that is sure to be a huge success call Heather at 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscov erycruises.com.

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

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 Delta Discovery Cruises Wine & Sunset Dinner Cruise,
3 - 5 p.m. for $49 per person you will enjoy a 3-course dinner and wine tasting. For all information on this cruise call Heather at 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadis coverycruises.com.

8 & 30 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.

12 Delta Chambers Mixer,
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location To Be Determined. Check the website often for update on Mixers and other information that may interest you. Come out to this January Mixer to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. 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.

20 - 23 International Sportsmens Exposition,
Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA. With the combining of the Sac Show and the San Mateo Show at Cal Expo, this years show is sure to please all that attend. Come check out the latest in fly fishing equipment, fly tying demonstrations, hunting gear, RVs, etc., and get information from the multiple guides and resort vendors vying for your patronage. Call 916.364.7545 for more info. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit the website for more information on all the new events and features added for the 2011 show at www.sportsexpos.com.

22 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.

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

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

 

ONGOING

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,
Special cruises on Christmas Day. For info call 415.673.2900 or visit www.redandwhite.com.

USS Pampanito, Open daily at Pier 45,
Fishermans 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 FDRs 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 OBrien WW II Liberty Ship,
National Historic Landmark and Museum. Open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Pier 45, Fishermans 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.california delta.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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