Down the Rode - January 2014

BAY & BEYOND

 

JANUARY

 

1 • Happy New Year,
Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2014! Get out and use your boat with family and friends this year.

 

TBD - 8th 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.

 

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 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.

 

8 - 12 • 54th Annual Portland Boat Show,
Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com for more info.

 

17 - 20 • 24th 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.

 

23 - 26 • 1st Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show,
more info to follow in the coming months on this long-awaited NMMA boat show being held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park.

 

23 - 26 • San Diego Sunroad Boat Show,
Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island, San Diego. Over 100 new and pre-cruised sailboats and powerboats 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.

 

24 - Feb 2 • 67th Annual Seattle Boat Show,
Lake Union & CenturyLink Field Event 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.

 

25 - Singlehanded Sailing Society Three Bridge Fiasco,
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

 

6 - 9 • 58th Annual Progressive Los Angeles Boat Show,
Two locations, the Los Angeles Convention Center and Marina Del Ray. Visit L.A. and see hundreds of boats and marine accessories at this popular Southern California NMMA 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 NMMA at 714.633.7581 or visit www.los angelesboatshow.com.

 

7 - 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 contact webmistress@petalumawomansclub.com.

 

13 - 17 • 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.

 

13 - 17 • 26th 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.

 

15 - 23 • 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 Rockin Country New Year's Eve Celebration,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. No host cocktails at 6 p.m. with Chuck Wagon BBQ Style Dinner at 7:30 p.m. After dinner entertainment provided by The Terry Sheets Band until 1 a.m. Come ring in the New Year in style with John and Cheryl. Party favors, champagne and balloon drop at midnight. Special Tower Park/Stockton KOA Cabin rates for those wishing to spend the night. For more info and ticket prices call 209.365.4693. Remember if coming by boat to contact the marina for your space reservation on the guest docks.

 

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 New Year's Eve Parties,
Most Delta 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 2014 together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY

 

TBD • The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista Re-Opening,
Stay updated with "Delta Rat Scrapbook" on this exciting late breaking news.

 

1 • Happy New Year,
Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2014! Get out and use your boat with family and friends this year.

 

1 • 34th 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.

 

4 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 31-June 1, 2014, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

 

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Peter's Steak House, Isleton. This 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.

 

9 - 12 • 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 2014 show at www.sportsexpos.com.

 

19 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina,
Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 31-June 1, 2014, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

 

23 - 26 • 1st Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show,
more info to follow in the coming months on this long-awaited NMMA boat show being held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park.

 

TBD - 8th 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

 

1 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 31-June 1, 2014, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

 

2 • 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.

 

2 • 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.

 

9 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 31-June 1, 2014, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. 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. 2 this month the event will be on the 2nd Sunday. Featuring The Five Dimensions starting at 5 - 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 or $25 for show only. Must make reservations by calling 925.267.3517.

 

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Stockton Yacht Club. 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 • Spindrift Restaurant Celebrates Valentine's Day,
On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

 

14 • Special Valentine's Dinner at Rosa's Tower Park,
Come out and spend a special dinner for two. Great views for you and your loved one to share while enjoying each other and great food & drink specials. Come by car or boat. Call John at 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

22 • Delta Loop Annual Crab Feed,
Lighthouse Clubhouse on the Delta Loop. $40 per person. If you are interested in attending this popular Delta Loop activity, call Candy Kelp at B&W Resort at 916.777.6161 for all the information.

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH

 

6 - 9 • 41st Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Off Road 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 the entire Sacramento area. You will see 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.

 

9 • Daylight Savings Time Begins,
Spring Forward to one day closer to Summer!

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.
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by Ty mellott
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