Down the Rode - December 2011

BAY & BEYOND

NOVEMBER

26 • 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.

 

DECEMBER

1 - 4 • St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show,
St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coast’s largest boat show is set to cruise into the Progress Energy Center, 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.

3 • 35th 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 year’s theme is “Cartoon Christmas.” Entry fee is $30 which includes a photo of your boat and skipper goodie bag. For more info visit www.lightedyachtparade.com or www.encinal.org or www.oaklandyachtclub.com or call 510.521.0905.

3 - 4 • Ballena Bay Yacht Brokers Trawler School,
1151 Ballena Blvd., #121 Alameda, CA at the Ballena Bay Marina. Courses taught will include instructions to help enable an operator to acquire and apply effective powerboat handling skills in close-quarter environments, build your confidence, give hands on and underway time with an instructor. These are small class sizes and offer personal attention and coaching. With successful completion this course may lower your insurance premiums. Also offering private and weekday lessons if requested. Call 510.865.8600 for more info.

3 • 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 County’s 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.

3 • 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.

10 • 23rd 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.

17 • Community Action Marin Lighted Boat Parade,
6 p.m. start from the Marin Yacht Club and continues up the San Rafael Canal and then back to the club. Best venues to view the event are the turning basin, San Rafael Yacht Club and the Seafood Peddler restaurant. If you wish to participate in this year’s event contact Russ Hamel at 415.526.7500 ext. 7516.

31 • Bay Area New Year’s Eve Parties,
Most Bay Area restaurants and clubs stage their own New Year’s 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 2012 together!

 

JANUARY

1 • HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012,
the staff at Bay & Delta Yachtsman wishes you all the best for a safe and happy New Year.

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

1 • Master Mariner’s New Year’s Day Race,
Point San Pablo Yacht Club, Point Richmond, CA. New Year’s 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.

6 - 16 • 24th Annual Manufacturers RV & Sport Show,
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. Call 510.536.6000 for more info.

7 - 8 • Ballena Bay Yacht Brokers Trawler School,
1151 Ballena Blvd., #121 Alameda, CA at the Ballena Bay Marina. Courses taught will include instructions to help enable an operator to acquire and apply effective powerboat handling skills in close-quarter environments, build your confidence, give hands on and underway time with an instructor. These are small class sizes and offer personal attention and coaching. With successful completion this course may lower your insurance premiums. Also offering private and weekday lessons if requested. Call 510.865.8600 for more info.

11 - 15 • 52nd Annual Portland Boat Show,
Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Call 503.246.8291 or visit www.otshows.com for more info.

12 - 15 • 50th Annual Atlanta Boat Show,
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. For more info visit www.atlantaboatshow.com

19 • 22nd 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. Noon - 5 p.m., 415.705.5500.

27 - Feb 5 • 65th Annual Seattle Boat Show,
Lake Union & CenturyLink 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.

28 - 6th Annual Diamond Classic Catch and Release Sturgeon Derby,
Event held at the Martinez Marina and presented by FLASH Fishing and hosted by the Martinez Bait and Tackle Store. There will be a free Seminar held the night before. Kids register for free. For more info call 925.229.9420.

 

DELTA

DECEMBER

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 dinner specials.

3 • Marina West Yacht Club’s 32nd 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 and 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 onboard with Ken and Judy. This is an MWYC charitable event and there is a $25 registration fee. Women’s 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. 26.

3 • Capital City YC Lighted Boat Parade,
Sacramento. For more info and times visit www.ccyc.net or call the Sacramento Marina at 916.808.5712 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com. The marina will have guest docking available; make sure to call for availability and pricing.

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 • Delta Loop Lighted Boat Parade,
Sponsored by the Delta Loop Association. Come out and enjoy the beauty of the lighted and decorated boats as they parade up the Mokelumne River. Start time at 4:30 p.m. on the San Joaquin across from Happy Harbor. Prizes, food and fun! Contact any Delta Loop business for more info on the event or call Korth’s Pirate’s Lair at 916.777.6464 to pick up your parade number. There is no registration fee; however, there is a $5 refundable deposit on the number placard. Any and all decorated boats are welcomed.

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.

11 • 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 Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood. This December Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Make sure to attend this one 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.

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.

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

31 • Rosa’s New Year’s 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 Rosa’s are sure to put on a great close to 2011! Call 209.365.4693 for details.

31 • Spindrift Restaurant New Year’s Eve Celebration,
On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

31 • Delta Discovery Cruises New Year’s Eve Cruise,
Enjoy dinner and dancing during a three-hour cruise to ring in the New Year. 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 Year’s Eve at The Point,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista. For more info, 707.374.5400.

31 • New Year’s 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 Year’s Eve Parties,
Most Delta restaurants and clubs stage their own New Year’s 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 2012 together!

 

JANUARY

1 • HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012,
The staff at Bay & Delta Yachtsman wishes you all the best for a safe and happy New Year.

1 • New Year’s Champagne Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

1 • Tracy Bass for Cash Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. No Membership or late fee. $110 entry with other cash options. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit
www.tracyoasismarina.com.

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.

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 – 7:30 p.m.,
Stockton Yacht Club. This January Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members, enjoy a great evening with friends and visit one of the nicest yacht clubs in the Delta. Bring friends and 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.

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

19 - 22 • International Sportsmen’s Exposition,
Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA. 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 2012 show at www.sportsexpos.com.

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

22 • 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.

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

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 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.

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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