Down The Road - March 2012

MARCH

1 - 4 • Northern California Boat Fest,
Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda, CA. Come visit this winter sales event and boating celebration. Free admission and lots of free parking. Power and sailboats, new and 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.boatfestival.blogspot.com.

2 - 4 • 32nd Dixieland Monterey Jazz Bash by the Bay,
Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the 32nd annual event with this year’s featured artists including but not limited to: Big Mama Sue Trio and Royal Society Jazz Band. Founded in 1980, Dixieland Monterey celebrates the roots of Classic Jazz, Swing and Ragtime, and promotes the education of youth in the art of traditional jazz performance. Tickets start at $47 per day and $99 for an all-event badge. For more information 888.349.6879 or www.dixieland-monterey.com.

7 - 11 • Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show,
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA. Adults $15, 15 and under free with paid adult. The Greatest Fishing Show on Earth touted as the oldest and largest show is now California’s biggest show. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

8 - 11 • 9th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival,
Come out and enjoy the films that celebrate the sea and films that increase awareness. $12 per program or $85 for a Film Program Pass. Info at www.oceanfilmfest.org.

11 • Daylight Saving Time Begins,
Spring Forward!

14 - 15 • Ballena Bay Yacht Brokers Trawler School,
1151 Ballena Blvd., #121 Alameda, CA at the Ballena Bay Marina. Courses taught will include instructions to help enable an operator to acquire and apply effective powerboat handling skills in close-quarter environments, build your confidence, give hands on and underway time with an instructor. These are small class sizes and offer personal attention and coaching. With successful completion this course may lower your insurance premiums. Also offering private and weekday lessons if requested. Call 510.865.8600 for more info.

22 - 25 • 27th Annual Palm Beach Boat Show,
Two locations: Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive and North Clematis Street/Flagler Drive with transportation provided between each location. This is one of the top 10 boat shows in the country featuring more than $350 million worth of boats, superyachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. For more info on times, cost and how to get tickets call 800.940.7642.

22 - 25 • Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show,
San Diego, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Adults $13, 15 and under free with paid adult. Thousands of fishing items, worldwide lodges will be on display, over 200 free seminars, wakeboard slider competitions and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows call 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

23 - 25 • 6th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival,
Sonoma County Sheraton Petaluma Hotel, Petaluma, CA. Educational tasting, seminars, gala dinner, tours, artisan cheese marketplace and more all coordinated and hosted in the sumptuous Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma Hotel. For event times and tickets call 707.283.2890 or visit www.arti sancheesefestival.com.

31 • 32nd Annual Sea Scouts Seafarer Regatta,
6 a.m. start, Albatross Sea Base, Martinez, near the marina. The Sea Scout ship Albatross invites you and your ship to the 31st annual Seafarer Regatta. There will be eight ship events, nine team events and a formal dance/awards ceremony. $20 per ship registration and $15 per person. Visit www.seascouts.org for more info.

 

APRIL

12 - 15 • Strictly Sail Pacific & Power Boat Expo,
Jack London Sq. Oakland, CA. Although during the same dates and location, these are two separate shows that will run simultaneously. The combined show will be the largest sailboat show on the West Coast and the NCMA’s Power Boat Expo will offer a variety of powerboats that will fit every buyer’s needs. This show will be filled with many dealers showing the latest and greatest powerboats and sailboats offered. With over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be one of the best shows to take place at Jack London. For more info on this year’s shows call 800.698.5777 or visit www.calboating.com or 800.817.SAIL or www.strictlysail.com.

14 • 5th Annual Emeryville Marina Boaters Swap Meet,
8 a.m. – Noon. North of the Harbor Master’s office on Powel St. For more info on attending the swap meet or for info on your own space to sell your items, call 510.654.3716 or visit www.emeryvillemarina.com.

14 - 15 • Ballena Bay Yacht Brokers Trawler School,
1151 Ballena Blvd., #121 Alameda, CA at the Ballena Bay Marina. Courses taught will include instructions to help enable an operator to acquire and apply effective powerboat handling skills in close-quarter environments, build your confidence, and give hands on and underway time with an instructor. These are small class sizes and offer personal attention and coaching. Successful completion of this course may lower your insurance premiums. Also offering private and weekday lessons if requested. Call 510.865.8600 for more info.

29 • 95th Annual Opening Day on the Bay,
This year’s theme is “American Spirit.” Day starts with the blessing of the fleet in the Raccoon Straits. If your club is attending and you need info on times or if you have any questions you can call Donna Duncan at 415.699.7084 or the PICYA office at 415.331.0702 or visit www.picya.org.

 

DELTA

MARCH

Sundays • Spindrift’s Rock & Roll and Country Western Dance Party,
On the Delta Loop, 4 p.m. Sundays. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

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.

4, 11, 18 & 25 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

8 - 11 • 39th 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 ATVs, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking call 916.372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.com.

11 • 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.

11 • Daylight Saving Time Begins,
Spring Forward!

14 • Delta Chambers Mixer,
6 – 7:30 p.m., Spindrift Restaurant on the Delta Loop. This March Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members, enjoy a great evening with friends and visit one of the most well-known restaurants in the Delta as Chris and his staff are sure host a great mixer. 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.

17 • St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Rosa’s,
Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Live music scheduled for this famous Irish celebration. For info call 209.365.4693.

17 • St. Patrick’s Day Lunch & Dinner,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista. Lunch starts at 11:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 5 p.m. Traditional corned beef and cabbage to be served. For more info, 707.374.5400.

17 • St. Patrick’s Day Parade,
1 p.m. start, Old Town Sacramento.

17 • Happy Harbor’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. $1.99 traditional St. Patty’s Day dinner with drink specials. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6575.

17 • Windmill Cove St. Patrick’s Day Celebration,
come by boat or car out to Windmill Cove and enjoy all of the traditional festivities of the occasion. Join Dave, Marsha, Trisha and their staff as this is sure to be a memorable event. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled day!

18 • Tracy Bass for Cash Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. No Membership or late fee. $110 entry with other cash options. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

31 • Nautical Flea Market, Stockton Yacht Club,
3235 River Dr., Stockton, CA. Time to spring clean and bring all of your extra new/used nautical items to this event. Sell, buy or swap your boat parts or anything nautical. $10 for your table and the club will do everything else. Call Don at 209.814.2400 to set up your table reservation today.

 

APRIL

Sundays • Spindrift’s Rock & Roll and Country Western Dance Party,
On the Delta Loop, 4 p.m. Sundays. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

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, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

7 • Pittsburg Opening Day Festivities,
Come out and view or participate in this year’s opening day and blessing of the fleet. For more info contact the Pittsburg Yacht Club at 925.432.1056.

11 • Delta Chambers Mixer,
6 – 7:30 p.m., Windmill Cove. This April Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members, enjoy a great evening with friends and visit one of the most enjoyable watering holes in the Delta as Dave, Marsha and Trisha along with their staff are sure to host a great mixer. 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.

13 • Grand Re-Opening at Rosa’s,
Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come celebrate the 3rd anniversary in style. Happy hour 4 - 7 p.m. with $2 domestic draft and well drinks. Food specials and free play on the bar jukebox. For info call 209.365.4693.

14 • Stockton YC Opening Day,
View from the banks of the Deep Water Channel or bring your boat out and participate in this well-attended opening day parade. This year’s theme is “Patriotic American.” The awards and festivities will be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. E-mail Don Ivie at adico@comcast.net for more info.

14 • M*A*S*H 2012 Party at Rosa’s,
Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come enjoy Rosie’s Bar and the Swamp!, Klinger fashion show, live music and special drink shots. Dress as your favorite character from the sitcom. Prizes! For info call 209.365.4693.

15 • 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.

21 • San Joaquin YC Opening Day,
2012 Theme is “American Spirit.” Come out and view or participate with your own boat in this ever-popular event that cruises the Bethel Island waterways. For more call 925.684.9985.

21 • Discovery Bay Opening Day,
Theme is “All American.” View or participate in this year’s event. For more info contact Linda at 925.516.7286.

22 • Tracy Bass for Cash Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. No Membership or late fee. $110 entry with other cash options. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

27 - 29 • Stockton Asparagus Festival,
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Downtown Stockton. San Joaquin County’s most prestigious agricultural product that inspired the creation of the Stockton Asparagus Festival 26 years ago. The Stockton Asparagus Festival is a three-day, multi-event, food and entertainment festival, which celebrates asparagus. For more info on event and ticket prices you can call 209.644.3740.

29 • San Joaquin YC Meals On Wheels Benefit,
SJYC along with the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce host a champagne dinner cruise to benefit this needy cause. Start and finish at the SJYC. For more info call Kathy Stein at 925.209.9939 or visit www.sjyc.org/mow

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 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.

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.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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