Down The Road - May 2012

BAY & BEYOND

APRIL

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.

 

MAY

4 - 5 & 11 - 12 & 18 - 19 & 25 - 26 • 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 through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415.435.2131.

5 - 6 • 113th Annual Vallejo Race,
Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 113th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another YRA season of racing on the Bay for 2012. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707.643.1254 or the YRA at 451.771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com.

12 • Safety at Sea Seminar,
California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA. This daylong event fulfills the mandatory seminar requirement for Pacific Cup racers. $100. Visit www.pacificcup.org


12 - 13 • Ballena Bay Yacht Brokers Trawler School,
1151 Ballena Blvd., #121 Alameda, CA at the Ballena Bay Marina. Courses will include instructions to help an operator 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 small classes offer personal attention and coaching. Successful completion of this course may lower your insurance premiums. Also offering private and weekday lessons. Call 510.865.8600 for more info.

13 • USS Potomac Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch/Cruise,
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $90 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a catered brunch and mimosas to celebrate Mom’s special day. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

19 -25 • 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.

19 • Nautical Swap Meet,
Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, Richmond. Spend some time at one of the Bay’s most popular swap meets. Whether you want an item or want to sell your nautical items, make your plans now to attend. Call 510.236.1013 for more info.

26 • Master Mariners Regatta,
Post regatta awards party to be held at the Encinal Yacht Club. For more info visit www.mastermariners.org.

27 • SS Jeremiah O’Brien 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate & Seaman’s Memorial Cruise,
Departs 10 a.m., returns 2 p.m. and is $125 per person. Join the annual tradition on the San Francisco Bay since 1980. Call 415.544.0100 or visit wwwssjeremiahobrien.org for more info.

 

JUNE

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 through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. For information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415.435.2131.

9 • 11th 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!

23 - 24 • 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.summersailstice.com/sf.

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

 

DELTA

APRIL

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 that celebrates asparagus. For more info on event and ticket prices you can call 209.644.3740.

28 • Martinez Marina Swap Meet,
Martinez Marina 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. This event is FREE so whether you have items to sell or you are looking for a deal, check out this event. Call 925.313.0942 for more info.

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.

 

MAY

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.

5 • 15th Annual Delta Loop Fest,
Held the first Saturday of May, this popular Delta event has been a fun-filled experience for all those that attend. This is the open house for the Delta Loop’s 10-mile scenic drive. All businesses will have special events, swap meets, music, food, and fun for the whole family. Contact the Delta Loop Association at 916.777.4945 or 916.777.6055 for all the info on each event held during the day.

5 • Cinco de Mayo Party at Rosa’s at Tower Park,
all-day party with margarita specials, tequila tasting and $3.50 Mexican beers. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

5 • Cinco de Mayo Celebration at The Point,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, Come out and enjoy the lunch and drink specials. For more info, 707.374.5400.

5 • Spindrift Restaurant Cinco de Mayo Celebration,
On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

5 • Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Windmill Cove,
Come by car or boat to this May 5th celebration. Call 209.948.6995 for details on drink and eat specials.

5 • Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Moore’s Riverboat,
Let Joe and his staff treat you to a wonderful celebration. Call 916.777.4884 for all the info on this fun-filled day!

5 - 6 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament of Champions,
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.

6, 13, 20 & 27 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Stockton Marina. Hosted by the Downtown Stockton Marina, Delights and Carvalho Wines. This May 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.

12 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
Stockton Yacht Club, Stockton. Enjoying their 77th 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 Diane Lasher at 925.625. 3223 or visit http://ncpca.net/.

13 • Special Mother’s Day Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, Call for reservations to this special Delta treat. For more info, 707.374.5400.

18 - 19 • Nordic Tug Rendezvous,
The San Francisco Bay Area Nordic Tug Association will be hosting the 2012 Nordic Tug Rendezvous at the Pittsburg Marina. All Nordic tug owners, guests and future owners are invited to attend this event for seminars, dining and dock time. For more info, visit www.sfbanta.org or contact info@sfbanta.org.

19 - 25 • 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.

19 - 20 • Tracy Bass for Cash Tournament of Champions,
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.

26 - 27 • Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off,
Rosa’s at Tower Park. Highway Blues plays from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Saturday night. Drink specials with no cover. Live music with Highway Blues on Sunday 4 - 8 p.m. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

JUNE

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.

2 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Yvette and the Steel Cowboys 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

2 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
Driftwood Yacht Club, Antioch/Oakley. Enjoying their 77th 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 Diane Lasher at 925.625. 3223 or visit http://ncpca.net/.

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

9 • 11th 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!

9 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Racing,
San Joaquin Yacht Club, Bethel Island. Enjoying their 77th 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 Diane Lasher at 925.625. 3223 or visit http://ncpca.net/.

9 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Yvette and the Steel Cowboys 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

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

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
at the Discover the Delta Foundation. This June 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.

16 • Wine Tasting Faire,
Stockton Yacht Club 1 - 5 p.m. Sample the wines from local Lodi wineries, enjoy live music, a cigar and port bar, silent auction and much more. $40 early ticket purchase (before June 1) gets you into a special wine basket drawing. This events promises to be a fun-filled day at the yacht club. For info or tickets call Donna at 916.719.3541 or Bev at 209.401.7499.

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

23 • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Express Band 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

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

24 • PWC Poker Run,
9 a.m. start with many stops in the Delta including Windmill Cove, Union Point, Rusty Porthole and Moore’s Riverboat. Last stop is Rosa’s at Tower Park for dinner being served from 4 - 9 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person and go on sale May 19. Ticket includes prize money, breakfast, dinner and a T-shirt. Sponsored by Rosa’s at Tower Park and Mike Monez of Marina Boats & Powersports of Lodi. The Terry Sheets Band plays from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For more info on this event call 209.365.4693.

 

JULY

.3 • 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. This year’s fireworks will be held on Tuesday the 3rd of July so make your plans accordingly.

21 • California Delta Chambers 11th Annual Taste of the Delta,
(New Location) Village West Yacht Club at Village West Marina in Stockton. Come by car or boat. 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.

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.

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 nearest C.G. Aux. course, 800.869.SAIL or 800.869.BOAT. For nearest Power Sqd. course, 800.SEA.SKIL.



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