Down the Rode - February

 

FEBRUARY

4 - All You Can Eat Crab Feed,
Petaluma Woman’s Club, 518 B Street, Petaluma. Sponsored by the Petaluma Woman’s Club this delicious crab dinner and raffle is a Petaluma favorite. Proceeds go to the Clubhouse Restoration Fund and if you would like tickets, call Louise Benanti at 707.762.5485.

17 - 21 • Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail,
Miami, Fl. Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center. This will kick off the busiest weekend in South Florida with a celebration of the boating lifestyle. The show will feature the latest powerboats, engines, electronics & marine accessories. Special ticket packages available. For more info 954.441.3220 or visit www.miamiboatshow.com.

17 - 21 • 23rd Annual Yacht & Brokerage Show,
Miami Beach, Fl. The Superyacht Show on Collins Avenue is a multi-million dollar presentation of yachts including the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed superyachts from the foremost custom boat builders nationally and internationally. For more info 800.940.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com/miami_boat_show/event.

24 - 27 • Northern California Boat Fest,
Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda, CA. Come visit this winter 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 visit, www.boatfestival.blogspot.com.

26 - Mar 6 • Pier 39’s Tulipmania,
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. Tulipmania returns in full bloom at Pier 39 with guided tours daily at 10 a.m. This year’s collection will feature flowers of every color combination conceivable including Apricot Beauties, Texas Flames, Purple Princes, Flaming Parrots, Swan Wings, Burgundy Lace and more. The tulips will be topped with winter vegetables including lettuce, parsley, celery and red chard. For more info you can call 415.705.5500.

 

MARCH

4 - 6 • Dixieland Monterey Jazz Bash by the Bay,
Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the 31st annual event with this year’s featured artists including but not limited to: Bed, Big Mama Sue Trio, Royal Society Jazz Band, Sweet Thursday Jazz Band, Titan Hot Seven & Ivory and Gold and more. Founded in 1980, Dixieland Monterey celebrates the roots of Classic Jazz, Swing and Ragtime, and promotes the education of youth in the art of traditional jazz performance. Each year, enthusiasts from all over the U.S. and Canada travel to Monterey to enjoy some of the hottest traditional jazz and swing bands from the U.S. and around the world. Tickets start at $47 per day and $99 for an all-event badge. For more information 888.349.6879 or www.dixieland-monterey.com.

9 - 13 • Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show,
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA. Adults $15, 15 and under free with paid adult. The Greatest Fishing Show on Earth touted as the oldest and largest show is now California’s biggest show. The Long Beach Show has gotten bigger with expanded hunting, camping and international travel exhibits. In addition, this show has now become California’s largest boat show with hundreds of performance boats, cruisers, yachts, fishing boats, kayaks and deck boats on land and in-the-water. It has become California’s Super Sports Show. Featuring the world’s finest fishing tackle manufacturers, exotic fishing lodges, great deals on fishing tackle, boats and vacations, California’s greatest seminar line-up with over 350 seminars and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

17 - 20 • 55th Annual Los Angeles Boat Show,
South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Come to LA and see hundreds of boats and marine accessories at this popular Southern California Marine Association show. For more info on times, tickets and special events contact the SCMA at 714.633.7581 or visit www.losangelesboatshow.com.

24 - 27 • Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show,
San Diego, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Adults $13, 15 and under free with paid adult. Thousands of fishing items, worldwide lodges will be on display, over 200 free seminars, wakeboard slider competitions and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

24 - 27 • 26th Annual Palm Beach Boat Show,
Two locations: Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive and North Clematis Street/Flagler Drive with transportation provided between each location. This is one of the top 10 boat shows in the country featuring more than $350 million worth of boats, superyachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. For more info on times, cost and how to get tickets call 800.940.7642.

25 - 28 • 5th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival,
Sonoma County Sheraton Petaluma Hotel, Petaluma, CA. Educational tasting, seminars, gala dinner, tours, artisan cheese marketplace and more all coordinated and hosted in the sumptuous Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma Hotel. For event times and tickets call 707.283.2890 or visit www.artisancheesefestival.com.

 

DELTA

JANUARY

30 • Happy Harbor’s Tri-Tip Cook Off,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. $10 entry fee, cash prizes, live music and drink specials. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6575.

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

 

FEBRUARY

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.
5 & 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.

5 • Original Sturgeon Derby XXVII,
Sign up now to be a part of this annual fishing derby in the west Delta. Fish weigh-ins at Sportsman’s Club, McAvoy Harbor. For complete details on the event call Clarence Massey at 925.439.2195 or visit www.originalsturgeonderby.com/entryform.html.

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

6 • Happy Harbor’s Super Bowl Party,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. Pot Luck Dinner with pizza supplied by Joe & Kim of Happy Harbor. View the game on one of 7 widescreen TV’s with both the up and downstairs areas being used. Beer specials during the day. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6575.

6 • 3rd Annual Super Bowl Party & Chili Cook-Off,
come by boat or car out to Windmill Cove, watch the Super Bowl on their numerous big screen TV’s and enjoy this year’s participating chili cook-off entrants. Join Dave, Marsha, Trisha and their staff as this is sure to be a Super Bowl party to remember. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled day!

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer,
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Strange Caro in Locke. This February Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends as Lisa Kirk and the unique town of Locke are sure to make the evening memorable. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

13 • 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 Discovery Cruises Champagne Brunch Cruise,
Champagne Brunch & Jazz Cruise is the most romantic and unique way to spend the day before Valentine’s. $59 per person. Relax aboard for this 3-hour fun-filled event with live jazz music. The boat will be decorated for the event. Enjoy a delicious array of brunch items with champagne, juice, soda, coffee, tea. Scheduled at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

14 • Windmill Cove Valentine’s Dinner,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

14 • Valentine’s Dinner at the Point Waterfront Restaurant,
Serving Dinner until 9 p.m. Rio Vista, CA. This evening’s special dinner menu will require reservations so make sure to call and get ready to enjoy an evening overlooking the water in a way only Jim could plan. For reservations 707.374.5400.

14 • Happy Harbor’s Valentine’s Dinner,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. Dinner for two which includes a bottle of house wine for $39.99. 4 p.m. start. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6575.

14 • Delta Discovery Cruises Valentine’s Day Sunset Dinner Cruise,
Want a unique and memorable way to spend your Valentine’s Day: Sunset Romantic Dinner Cruise out on the California Delta with Valentine’s Day decorations. 3-course dinner and romantic cruise is $65 per person. Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

19 • 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.

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

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

 

MARCH

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.

5 & 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.

6 • 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 Chambers Mixer, hosted by Marina West Yacht Club,
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Located at Tower Park Marina this March Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends as Lynn Hahn and the rest of the MWYC members are sure to make the evening memorable. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

10 - 13 • 37th Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Offroad Extravaganza,
Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Marine Association, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, (Just off of Bus. 80). This early year show brings in people from all over the Nor Cal area to experience the area’s only “All-Boat” show featuring boats from all of the Sacramento Area. You will see all of the latest in boats and marine gear. You can also experience the Off-Road area featuring ATV, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking contact 916.372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.com.

12 • Masquerade Ball,
Ryde Hotel. 6:30 p.m. start. Dinner and Dancing, No Host Bar. Entertainment: Rooms will be available for overnight guests. Call 916.777.4041 or e-mail: info@californiadelta.org for more information or to reserve your tickets.

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

17 • St. Patrick’s Day Lunch & Dinner,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista. Lunch starts at 11:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 5 p.m. Traditional corned beef and cabbage to be served. For more info, 707.374.5400.

17 • Happy Harbor’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. $1.99 traditional St. Patty’s Day Dinner with drink specials. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6575.

17 • Windmill Cove St. Patrick’s Day Party & Dinner,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. Call Trisha for all the details at 209.948.6995.

19 • 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.

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

27 • 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 & 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.

 

BAY & DELTA YACHTSMAN www.YachtsmanMagazine.com by Ty mellott
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