Down the Rode - January 2015

BAY & BEYOND

JANUARY

TBD - 9th 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 . Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2015! 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 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 - 11 . 55th Annual Portland Boat Show, Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com for more info.

8 - 11 . 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 2015 show at www.sportsexpos.com.

16 - 19 . 25th 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.

22 - 25 . 2nd Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, Last year's inaugural NMMA boat show held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park was a huge success and will be back even bigger and better this year. For information on attending or to exhibit your marine products this year visit www.sfboatshow.com.

22 - 25 . 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.

23 - Feb 1 . 68th 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.

31 (Tentative) - 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

12 - 16 . 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.

12 - 16 . 27th 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.

14 - 22 . 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.

19 - 22 . 59th 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.

DELTA

DECEMBER

Now Open - The Point Restaurant, Located at Delta Marina in Rio Vista, this popular waterfront dining location is again open under new management and serving the much requested steak and traditional menu items. For more info you can contact the marina at 707.374.2315.

31 . New Year's Eve Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd's Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out and ring in the New Year with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607.

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 . Rosa's at Tower Park New Year's Eve Celebration Mardi Gras Style, Tower Park Resort & Marina. 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 . 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 2015 together!

JANUARY

TBD - 9th 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.

Now Open - The Point Restaurant, Located at Delta Marina in Rio Vista, this popular waterfront dining location is again open under new management and serving the much requested steak and traditional menu items. For more info you can contact the marina at 707.374.2315.

Thursday - Saturday . Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 for more info.

Fridays . Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $17. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.

1 . Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2015! Get out and use your boat with family and friends this year.

1 . 35th 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.

14 . Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Peter's Steakhouse in 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.

18 . Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30 -31, 2015, 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.

22 - 25 . 2nd Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, Last year's inaugural NMMA boat show held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park was a huge success and will be back even bigger and better this year. For information on attending or to exhibit your marine products this year visit www.sfboatshow.com.

31 . Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30-31, 2015, 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.

FEBRUARY

Thursday - Saturday . Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 for more info.

Fridays . Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $17. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.

1 . Super Bowl Party at Rosa's, located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Spend the day as John and Cheryl will make the event one that will not want to be missed. Food & drink specials and games for all. Come out and enjoy the day celebrating what will hopefully be your favorite team. Come by car or boat. For info call 209.365.4693.

11 . Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Spindrift Restaurant on the Delta Loop. Plan to attend this popular Delta restaurant as Chris and his staff always go all-out! 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.

14 . Valentine's Day Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd's Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out with your sweetheart and celebrate with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607.

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 . Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30-31, 2015, 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.

28 bull; & Rock, River and Rally for the Troops at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Performing bands to be announced for this day of music, food and celebration to raise funds for our injured soldiers and their families. For info call 209.365.4693.

28 . Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30-31, 2015, 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.

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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