Down the Rode - May 2013

BAY & BEYOND

 

MAY

 

10 - 11 & 17 - 18 & 24 - 25 & 31 • 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.

 

4 • Nautical Swap Meet,
Ballena Isle Marina, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 510.523.5528 for more info on how to participate with your nautical items or attending the event.

 

4 - 5 • 114th Annual Vallejo Race,
Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 114th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2013. 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 • USS Potomac Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch/Cruise,
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $100 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.

 

16 - 19 • Northern California Boat Fest,
Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda, CA. Come visit this spring sales event & boating celebration. Free admission and lots of free parking. Power & sailboats, new & used, 100+ boats for sale on display, seminars, marine exhibits, music and food. For more info call Deb Reynolds at 510.236.2633 or Richard Boland at 510.521.6213 or visit www.boat-fest.com.

 

18 • 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.

 

18 • South Bay Opening Day,
Blessing of the fleet, boat parade, live music and fun-filled day for the whole family. For more info, www.south bayopeningday.org

 

18 - 24 • 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 • Master Mariners Regatta,
Post regatta awards party to be held at the Encinal Yacht Club. For more info visit www.mastermariners.org.

 

JUNE

 

1 & 7 - 8 & 14 - 15 & 21 - 22 & 28 - 29 • 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.

 

8 • 12th Annual National Marina Day,
Last year’s participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day’s activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org.

 

15 - 16 • 2nd Annual Channel Islands Harbor Marina Fest,
Channel Islands Marina, 3850 South Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA, Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 805.984.3366 or visit www.channelislandsharbor.org for more info.

 

22 • 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/358/.

 

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

 

 

DELTA

 

MAY

 

TBA • Riverboat Grand Opening,
Check out this month’s Delta Rat Scrapbook by Bill Wells for update on the happenings at this popular Delta Loop restaurant. Call the marina for info on opening at 916.777.6462.

 

Saturdays • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info on performing bands and specials call 209.365.4693.

 

Sundays • Spindrift Restaurant & Bar Afternoon Karaoke & Dancing,
On the Delta Loop 3 - 7 p.m. Chicken & dumplings for only $5.95 and Karaoke with Jason. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

Mondays • Rosa’s Netta’s Monday Nights,
Tower Park Resort and Marina. Monday nights are special at Rosa’s. 4 - 9 p.m. Chef Netta serves up some great bar food and along with Happy Hour 4 - 7 p.m. $2 well drinks you won’t find a better way to spend your Monday evenings. Bar food is $6 per person. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

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.

 

Fridays • 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 $2.50. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

 

4 • Delta Yacht Club OPEN HOUSE,
One of the most enjoyable yacht clubs in the area is opening their unique private island club to the public for a free dinner and overnight stay (some restrictions apply). Make sure to take this limited opportunity to actually experience the benefits of a boat-in island yacht club. Reservations are a must by calling 209.463.6063 or e-mailing dyc@um.att.com.

 

4 • 16th 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 just 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.

 

4 • Spindrift Restaurant Delta Loop Fest Specials,
On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

4 • Owl Harbor Marina Nautical Swap Meet,
This is not only a swap meet but an open house to one of the Delta Loop’s most unique marinas. Swap meet space for people wishing to sell their treasures is free as is entry into the event. For more info on event or how to get space call 916.777.6055 or e-mail Info@owlharbor.com.

 

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

 

5 • Cinco de Mayo Party at The Warehouse,
Stockton Downtown Marina, Nena’s Mexican Restaurant will be the hot spot on the water in Stockton with drink and eat specials. Come by boat or car.

 

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.

 

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Delta Yacht Club. This May Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Consider this to be an open house to a unique island yacht club and by far one of the most popular yacht clubs in Nor Cal. Bring friends and introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Boat-in mixer only so start to arrange your ride soon. If you have questions on this event and the possibility of getting transportation to the island, 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.

 

11 - 12 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament of Champions,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. Must have met the terms of qualifying from prior tournaments. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

 

18 - 24 • 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.

 

24 - 27 • 40th Annual Sacramento Jazz Festival & Jubilee,
With more than 450 sets of live music scheduled make sure to set your plans to attend this year’s event. Come by boat or car. If you are not part of the YC cruise-in then contact the Sacramento Marina for space reservations. For more info visit www.sacjazz.com or www.sacyc.com.

 

25 - 26 • Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off,
Rosa’s at Tower Park. Check for bands performing. Drink specials with no cover. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

JUNE

 

Saturdays • Live Music at Rosa’s,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info on performing bands and specials call 209.365.4693.

 

Sundays • Spindrift Restaurant & Bar Afternoon Karaoke & Dancing,
On the Delta Loop 3 - 7 p.m. Chicken & dumplings for only $5.95 and Karaoke with Jason. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

 

Mondays • Rosa’s Netta’s Monday Nights,
Tower Park Resort and Marina. Monday nights are special at Rosa’s. 4 - 9 p.m. Chef Netta serves up some great bar food and along with Happy Hour 4 - 7 p.m. $2 well drinks you won’t find a better way to spend your Monday evenings. Bar food is $6 per person. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

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.

 

Fridays • 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 $2.50. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

 

2 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club. Featuring Frankye Kelly or Stacy Carter as guest artist with Jesse De Torres as guest host. 4:30 - 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. Must make reservations by calling 925.267.3517.

 

8 • 12th Annual National Marina Day,
Last year’s participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day’s activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org.

 

8 • Classic Car and Boat Show,
Stockton Downtown Marina. For more info call the marina at 209.462.4200.

 

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
KOA Tower Park Resort and Sunset Sweets. This combined business 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.

 

14 - 16 • Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival,
Fresh California Delta crawdads, Cajun food, more than 100 vendors and a costume contest. Elvin Bishop to headline for the event with many other live performers that are sure to entertain. Come out and enjoy this Father’s Day weekend and bring the family. For more info www.isletoncajunfestival.net.

 

22 • Delta Yacht Club OPEN HOUSE,
One of the most enjoyable yacht clubs in the area is opening their unique private island club to the public for a free dinner and overnight stay (some restrictions apply). Make sure to take this limited opportunity to actually experience the benefits of a boat-in island yacht club. Reservations are a must by calling 209.463.6063 or e-mailing dyc@um.att.com.

 

29 • PWC Poker Run,
9 a.m. start with many stops in the Delta. Last stop is Rosa’s at Tower Park. For more info on this event call 209.365.4693.

 

JULY

 

4 • Hilton’s Fireworks Extravaganza,
Mandeville. Fireworks to begin approx. 1/2 hour after sunset.

 

13 • California Delta Chambers 12th Annual Taste of the Delta,
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. Contact any chamber board member for tickets or call 916.777.5203 or 916.777.4041 or visit www.tasteofthedelta.com.

 

 

 

Outdoors 1050 with Craig Hanson,
Listen to our very own Craig Hanson on Sunday mornings from 6 - 7 a.m. on KNBR 1050.

 

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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