Down the Rode - January

 

DECEMBER

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 2011 together!

 

JANUARY

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

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.

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

12 - 16 51st Annual Portland Boat Show,
Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com 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.

29 - 5th 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 at the La Tapatia Event Center. Kids resister for Free. For more info call 925.229.9420.

 

FEBRUARY

Dates to Be Determined 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.boatfes tival.blogspot.com.

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.miami boatshow.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.

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.

 

DELTA

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.

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 Year’s Eve Party,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. $15 One-Pound New York Steak, drink specials, raffle and live music. 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 2010! Call 209.365.4693 for details.

31 Delta Discovery Cruises New Year’s 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 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 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 Rosa’s,
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 make it a great start to 2011! Call 209.365.4693 for details.

1 Delta Discovery Cruises New Year’s 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.deltadiscoverycruises.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.deltadiscoverycruises.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. Driftwood Yacht Club and co-sponsored by Comfort Suites. Take a tour of Driftwood Yacht Club facilities and 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 Sportsmen’s Exposition,
Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA. With the combining of the Sac Show and the San Mateo Show at Cal Expo, this year’s 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 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 916.777.6576.

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

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.

31 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. Because Joe is an Eagles fan, should the Philadelphia Eagles make it into the Super Bowl Joe will be providing FREE Philly Cheese Steaks during the game. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6576.

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 Valentines. $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 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 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.

 

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,
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.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.

 

56 January 2011 BAY & DELTA YACHTSMAN www.YachtsmanMagazine.com by Ty mellott

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