Down the Rode - June 2011

JUNE

3 - 4 & 10 - 11 & 17 - 18 & 24 - 25 • Sunset Cruises,
Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue thru mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. Purchase a block of sunset cruises for $225, good for any 15 cruises in the 2011 season. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415.435.2131.

4 & 5 • Suisun City Marina Diablo Jet Ski Action Races,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Come watch top quality jet ski racers play in the waters of the Harbor Plaza in Suisun City’s Waterfront District. Great views along the boardwalk in the marina district. Call 707.429.2628 for info or guest berthing.

11 & 12 • Suisun City Shore Fest & Rock ‘n’ Roll Beach Party,
Suisun City Waterfront District. Don’t miss this huge event featuring The Landsharks Band and a sanctioned Firemen’s Muster spanning two days. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sat and 9 a.m. – noon on Sun. Call 707.429.2628 for info or guest berthing.

11 • 10th Annual National Marina Day,
Last year’s participation was over a dozen marinas in Northern California. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day’s activities!

18 - 19 • Summer Sailstice,
Sailors are invited to join this popular Bay Area sailing event. This year’s party will be held at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. For more info on times and events visit www.summer sailstice.com/sf.

19 • Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show,
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Corinthian Yacht Club. Info at www.mastermariners.org.

 

JULY

1 - 2 & 8 - 9 & 15 - 16 & 22 - 23 & 29 - 30 • Sunset Cruises,
Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue thru mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. Purchase a block of sunset cruises for $225, good for any 15 cruises in the 2011 season. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415.435.2131.

2 • California’s Free Fishing Day,
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

4 • Suisun City Marina 4th of July Celebration,
at 9 p.m. the sky comes alive with the “Sky Concert” fireworks spectacular over the Suisun City Marina and the picturesque Suisun City Harbor Lighthouse. Call 707.429.2628 for info or guest berthing.

4 • Pier 39 4th of July Celebration,
San Francisco, noon - 9:30 p.m. Come enjoy live music during the day and then following the onstage entertainment, visitors can stay to watch the spectacular fireworks. With a full day of activities, Pier 39 is the perfect place to celebrate this patriotic holiday.

8 - 10 • 2010 Catalina West Coast Owners Rendezvous,
Two Harbors, Catalina Island California. Come out and meet other Catalina owners. Share stories about adventures, improvements and equipment. For more info contact Sharon@catalinayachts.com or visit www.catalina yachts.com

30 - Aug 5 • Delta Doo Dah 3D,
Kick off party starts at the Berkeley Marina on Friday the 29th. Sailing up from the Bay to the Delta and back, the Doo Dah is a sight to see from both land and water. Register early for 2012 if you missed it for 2011 as registration normally fills up within a half hour. www.deltadoodah.com

 

DELTA

JUNE

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.

Mon - Fri • Spindrift Restaurant Progressive Happy Hour,
On the Delta Loop, 3 – 6 p.m. weekdays. Lowest prices at 3 p.m. and go up 50 cents every hour until 6 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 • Tiki Thursday at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Karaoke, Kabobs Dinner Special, Drink Specials and games with prizes for lots of family fun. Zumba dance class on the lawn. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

3, 10, 17 & 24 • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets,
Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $2. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

4 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing, Driftwood Yacht Club,
Antioch. Enjoying their 76th year, they are inviting all boaters who are interested in learning about navigational charts, rules and regulations while enjoying the fun of navigating the Bay and Delta waters. For more info contact Commodore Diane Lasher at 925.625. 3223 or visit http://ncpca.net/

4 • Delta Ditch Run,
Richmond Yacht Club and The Stockton Sailing Club, come out and participate in this ever increasingly popular event. For more info www.stocktonsc.org.

5, 12, 19 & 26 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

5, 12, 19 & 26 • Music and Dancing at the Spindrift Restaurant,
On the Delta Loop, Come by car or boat as Jason Carmel performs from 4 – 7 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials for the evening.

5 • Live Music on the Deck at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. 2 p.m. come out and enjoy performance by the 209 All Stars. For more info call 209.948.6995.

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Windmill Cove. This June Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Dave, Marsh and Trisha are sure to meet the expectations as one of the year’s best mixers. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Come by water or land. 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.

11 • 10th Annual National Marina Day,
Last year’s participation was over a dozen marinas in Northern California. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day’s activities!

11 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
San Joaquin Yacht Club, Bethel Island. Enjoying their 76th year, they are inviting all boaters who are interested in learning about navigational charts, rules and regulations while enjoying the fun of navigating the Bay and Delta waters. For more info contact Commodore Diane Lasher at 925.625. 3223 or visit http://ncpca.net/.

11 • Annual Famous Luau at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. 1 p.m. Come by car or boat. Special guests include Delta Sport Yacht Club, sponsored by Widner Brewing Co. Enjoy a day of fun and games for the whole family. For more info call 209.948.6995.

17 - 19 • Classic Yacht Association Delta Cruise,
Cruise will begin at the Stockton Downtown Marina and end at the Walnut Grove Marina. Both locations will be a great venue to view some of these classics from yesteryear. For more info call Shawn Ball at 209.339.1905.

21 - 27 • National Safe Boating Week,
The National Safe Boating Council continues to educate the boating community about wearing life jackets and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight life jackets. For more info on this important week visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org

25 • First Day of the Rest of Our Lives,
Ty & Becky.

 

JULY

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.

Mon - Fri • Spindrift Restaurant Progressive Happy Hour,
On the Delta Loop, 3 – 6 p.m. weekdays. Lowest prices at 3 p.m. and go up 50 cents every hour until 6 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

1 - 4 • 4th of July Celebrations at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come out over the 4th of July weekend for Eat and Drink specials, live music, outdoor games and prizes. Stay for the day or the weekend at their campsites or cabins. For more info call 209.948.6995.

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets,
Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $2. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

2 • California’s Free Fishing Day,
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.
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4 • Hilton’s Fireworks Extravaganza,
Mandeville. Fireworks to begin approx. 1/2 hour after sunset. Come out and enjoy a time-honored tradition where in years past up to 3,500 boats have been out to enjoy Barron Hilton’s Fireworks display on the River.

4 • Downtown Stockton 4th of July Fireworks,
Weber Point. Put on by the Stockton Ports. Fireworks to begin shortly after sunset. With all the great vantage points along the boardwalk and the Downtown Stockton Marina you are sure to enjoy the evening. Plenty of local restaurants in the Warehouse to enjoy food, drink and music during the event. Call the marina for more info or guest docking availablity at 209.462.4200.

5, 12, 19 & 26 • Music and Dancing at the Spindrift Restaurant,
On the Delta Loop, Come by car or boat as Jason Carmel performs from 4 – 7 p.m. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials for the evening.

7, 14, 21 & 28 • Tiki Thursday at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Karaoke, Kabobs Dinner Special, Drink Specials and games with prizes for lots of family fun. Zumba dance class on the lawn. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

8 - 10 • Brentwood’s 9th Annual Corn Fest,
New Location will be the open field at northwest corner of Sand Creek Rd. & Brentwood Blvd. Fun for the whole family with carnival rides, petting zoo, car show and tractor rides. Fireworks on Friday evening start at 9:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $10 with kids under 5 free. Call 925.634.3344 for more info.

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Moore’s Riverboat on the Delta Loop. This July Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Joe and Kim of Happy Harbor recently added Moore’s Riverboat to their stable as well. Come out and let the two of them showcase their new digs and treat you to an evening you will not soon forget. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Come by water or land. 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 • California Delta Chambers 9th Annual Taste of the Delta,
Windmill Cove Resort & Marina. This yearly event highlights many of the local restaurants and wineries by giving out samples of food and wine at the many vendor booths that attend. Live music, live and silent auctions and plenty of fun for all. $25 pre-paid tickets or $35 at the door. Contact any chamber board member for tickets or call 916.777.5203 or 916.777.4041 or visit www.tasteofthedelta.com.

23 • Stockton Yacht Club Open House, Stockton,
Ca. 4 – 8 p.m. at the SYC clubhouse. Get acquainted with the club and see if this would be a club for you and your family. Serving hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks plus you can participate in the game carnival which will include prizes. Located on the Calaveras River at 3235 River Drive, Stockton, CA or go to www.stocktonyachtclub.org for more info.

31 • 39th Annual Courtland Pear Fair,
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Courtland, CA. Live music, local wineries, parade, arts and crafts, classic car show and more. For more info on this year’s events view www.pearfair.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 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.ssjeremia hobrien.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.

 

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