Down the Rode - January 2013

BAY & BEYOND

 

JANUARY

 

1 • Happy New Year,
Your
Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2013! Get out and use your boat with family and friends this 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.

 

9 - 13 • 53rd Annual Portland Boat Show,
Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com for more info.

 

17 - 21 • 23rd 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.

 

19 - 7th 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 Event Center. Kids register for free. For more info call 925.229.9420.

 

24 - 27 • San Diego Sunroad Boat Show,
Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island, San Diego. More than 100 new and pre-cruised sail and power boats will be on display in the water. Dozens of marine-related vendors with the latest in nautical products and gear. Special boating events and boat rides. Food and drink sponsored by the local restaurants. Call 619.497.5254 or visit www.bigbayboatshow.com

 

25 - Feb 3 • 65th 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.seattle boatshow.com or by calling 206.634.0911.

 

26 - 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 devised. Sail the course any which way you want. Details at
www.sfbaysss.org.

 

FEBRUARY

 

7 - 10 • 57th Annual Progressive Los Angeles Boat Show,
Two locations, the Los Angeles Convention Center and Marina Del Ray. Come to LA and see hundreds of boats and marine accessories at this popular Southern California NNMA Boat Show. Marina Del Ray will feature new and brokerage yachts. New to the show “Fred’s Shed” where you can get practical, professional advice and hands-on training for do-it-yourselfers & boat owners interested in boat or engine maintenance, repairs and upgrades. For more info on times, tickets and special events contact the NNMA at 714.633.7581 or visit
www.losangelesboatshow.com.

 

10 - All You Can Eat Crab Feed, Petaluma Woman’s Club,
518 B Street, Petaluma. 6:30 - 9 p.m. with cost being $40 per person. This all you can eat crab feed is sponsored by the Petaluma Woman’s Club. The delicious crab dinner and raffle is a Petaluma favorite. Proceeds go to the Clubhouse Restoration Fund and if you would like tickets, call 707.765.8866 or visit www.webmistress@petalumawomansclub.com

 

14 - 18 • Progressive Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, Miami,
Fl. Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center and Miamarina at Bayside. 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.
New to the show “Fred’s Shed” where you can get practical, professional advice and hands-on training for do-it-yourselfers & boat owners interested in boat or engine maintenance, repairs and upgrades. Special ticket packages available. For more info 954.441.3231 or visit www.miamiboatshow.com.

 

14 - 18 • 25th 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

 

16 - 24 • 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

 

31 • Rosa’s at Tower Park “Ice Spectacular” New Year’s Eve Party,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. No host cocktails at 6 p.m. with prime rib dinner at 7:30 p.m. After dinner entertainment provided by High Water Blues until 1 a.m. $60 per person or $110 for couples. Come ring in the New Year in style with John and Cheryl. Special $100 KOA Cabin rates for those wishing to spend the night. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

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

 

JANUARY

 

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.

 

1 • Happy New Year,
Your
Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2013! Get out and use your boat with family and friends this year.

 

1 • 33rd Annual Frozen Bun Run at The Rusty Porthole,
Boyd’s Harbor, Bethel Island. Signups begin at 8 a.m. A winter water-ski run by the Bethel Island Chamber. They provide the towboats and even the skis if needed. Costumes are encouraged with awards in several categories. For more info contact the Bethel Is. Chamber at 925.684.3320 or call Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607 or visit www.bethelisland-chamber.com

 

2 • 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.tracy oasismarina.com.

 

19 - 7th 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 Event Center. Kids register for free. For more info call 925.229.9420.

 

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Stockton Yacht Club. This Yacht Club 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. The members of the Stockton YC 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.

 

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.tracy oasismarina.com.

 

FEBRUARY

 

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.

 

2 - 3 • Original Sturgeon Derby XXIX,
7 a.m. Saturday start. 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 the Sportsman’s Club at 925.458.0647 or visit www.foundationsportsmansclub.com/original-sturgeon-derby.html

 

3 • Super Bowl Extravaganza at Rosa’s Tower Park,
Tower Park Resort and Marina. Call for times. With several TVs throughout Rosa’s you will be sure to find a great spot to cheer on your favorite team while enjoying the many drink and eat specials being offered. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

3 • Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill,
On the Delta Loop. 151 Brannan Island Road. With 13 flat screen TVs located through-out the bar you are sure to find a great vantage point to view your team at this year’s event. Great food and drink with great over-the-water views from anywhere in the bar. For more info call Joe at 916.777.5702.

 

3 • Spindrift Super Bowl Party,
On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and regarding times and eat & drink specials.

 

3 • 5th 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 TVs 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 • 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.

 

10 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club, Because of the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 this month the event will be on the 2nd Sunday. Featuring Duo Gadjo and their New Orleans style Jazz for this Mardi Gras type performance. 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.

 

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Foster’s Big Horn, Rio Vista. This February 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. 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.

 

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 • Spindrift Restaurant Celebrates Valentine’s Day,
On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

 

14 • Valentine’s Dinner at Joe’s Sports Bar & Grill,
On the Delta Loop. 151 Brannan Island Road. Great food and drink with great over-the-water views from anywhere in the bar. For more info call Joe at 916.777.5702.

 

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. For pricing and times call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

17 • 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.

 

 

 

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 information 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.ssjeremia hobrien.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. H

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