Down the Rode - November 2011

BAY & BEYOND

OCTOBER

23 - Nov. 5 • Baja Ha Ha XVIII,
For more info on this fun-filled Latitude 38-sponsored cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com.

27 - 31 • 52nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. One of the world’s largest boat shows featuring more than a billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, super-yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. 800.940.7642 for more info.

31 • Suisun Halloween Parade,
Suisun City waterfront district. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.429.2628.

 

NOVEMBER

1 - 3 • 40th Annual Marina Recreation Assoc. Educational Conference & Trade Show,
Members treated to informative marine & business lectures, trade show exhibits & booths. This is an excellent venue for the marine industry to network and learn about the issues facing the industry today. This year’s conference will be held at Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference information and registration are available at www.marina.org.

6 • Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back…

6 - 9 • MRAA Annual Marine Dealer & Convention,
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For additional information and a list of this year’s speakers and scheduled events call the Marine Retailers Association of America at 708.763.9210 or visit www.mraa.com.

11 • Veterans Day Cruise,
The Potomac honors our veterans with a special 2.5 -hour cruise. 11 a.m. departure. Prices vary, adults $45, seniors $40, 16 and under $25, veterans and active duty in uniform $35. Coffee and soft drinks will be complimentary. For reservations call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org.

11 • 22nd Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade,
Historic Downtown Petaluma at 1 p.m. With the help of many donations this year you will still be able to see the largest, most colorful parade of its kind in Nor Cal with bands, Color Guards, decorated vehicles and more. 707.769.0429.

20 • Pier 39’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony,
noon - 6 p.m. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas. Pier 39’s majestic tree, adorned with 400 glistening ornaments, 500 multi-colored bows and 2,000 twinkling lights will be lit at 5:30 p.m. in the Entrance Plaza.

26 • Santa’s Riverboat Arrival,
Historic Downtown at noon. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront onboard a boat, to greet the children and distribute candy canes. Call 707.769.0429 for more info.

 

DECEMBER

1 - 4 • St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show,
St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coast’s largest boat show is set to cruise into the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Fl. For more info 954.764.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com.

3 • 35th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade in the Oakland/Alameda Estuary,
Sponsored by the Encinal YC, Oakland YC and Marina Village Yacht Harbor. 5:30 p.m. approx. start, Oakland/Alameda Estuary. This year’s theme is “Cartoon Christmas.” Entry fee is $30 which includes a photo of your boat and skipper goodie bag. For more info visit www.lightedyachtparade.com or www.encinal.org or www.oaklandyachtclub.com or call 510.521.0905.

3 • Christmas on the Suisun Waterfront,
Suisun Waterfront District, Harbor Plaza. Bring the whole family for this annual holiday celebration that will include the lighted boat parade, Solano County’s only outdoor skate rink, European-style Christmas market, Christmas Tree Auction to benefit local charities and much more. For info you can call 707.428.4970.

10 • Petaluma Holiday Lighted Boat Parade,
Petaluma, CA. Sponsored by the Petaluma Yacht Club, you will see a flotilla of decorated boats on parade and join in on holiday caroling. The parade starts at the Petaluma Marina at 5:30 p.m. and will arrive in the Turning Basin at around 6:30 p.m. Come out to view the boats or participate yourself by calling 707.769.0429.

10 • 23rd Annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade,
Enjoy this annual event whether it be from land or as a participant as the parade runs along the Sausalito Waterfront. 6 - 11 p.m. For more info visit
www.syconline.org.

31 • Bay Area New Year’s Eve Parties,
Most Bay 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 2012 together!

 

DELTA

OCTOBER

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.

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

 

NOVEMBER

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove,
Call First, as Taco Tuesdays are seasonal, 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.

4 • Potluck Turkey Day,
at the Sacramento Marina. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fall-time favorites such as turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie. To assist our local families the marina is collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items during the months of Oct. and Nov. Guest docking is available. For more info on the event or docking arrangements, please call the marina at 916.808.5712 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com.

5 • Victory Outreach FREE Boat Washing,
at the Sacramento Marina. Donations are greatly appreciated but not required. Guest docking is available. For more info on the event or docking arrangements, please call the marina at 916.808.5712 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com.

5 & 19 • Mothball Fleet World War II History Cruise,
noon - 4 p.m. Depart from Pittsburg on Delta Discovery Cruises to enjoy a 4-hour tour of the fleet with a 3-course lunch and fully narrated history tour of the Mothball Fleet. $79 per person with discount for seniors. Call 925.252.9300 for reservations.

6 • Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back…

6 • 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.,
Peter’s Steak House, Isleton, CA. This November Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041.

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

19 - 20 • Lauritzen Yacht Harbor Striper Derby,
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor located at the foot of the Antioch Bridge on Bridgehead Road. This is a Rat-L-Trap only, catch and release Striped Bass derby that includes (2) Rat-L-Trap lures with your entry fee. $35 per day or $50 for both days where $5 will be donated to the Restore the Delta. For more info, call 925.757.1916 or visit www.lauritzens.com

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

20 • 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.

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

 

DECEMBER

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove,
Call first, as Taco Tuesdays are seasonal, 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 dinner specials.

3 • Marina West Yacht Club’s 32nd Annual Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade,
The parade will commence at 5 p.m. reaching the McLeod Lake/Weber Point area around 6 p.m. and then will return to Light 39 in the Stockton Deep Water Channel, where the parade will end. The Judede, skippered by Ken and Judy Dretzka, will lead the officers of Marina West Yacht Club followed by all other registered decorated boats. The Stockton Ports mascot Splash will also be onboard with Ken and Judy. This is an MWYC charitable event and there is a $25 registration fee. Women’s Center of San Joaquin County is again the recipient of funds raised. The parade is open to all boaters and anyone wishing a parade registration form should contact the chairman, Lynn Hahn @ 209.477.7653 by Nov. 26.

3 • Capital City YC Lighted Boat Parade,
Sacramento. For more info and times visit www.ccyc.net or call the Sacramento Marina at 916.808.5712 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com. The marina will have guest docking available, make sure to call for availability and pricing.

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

10 • Delta Loop Lighted Boat Parade,
Sponsored by the Delta Loop Association. Come out and enjoy the beauty of the lighted and decorated boats as they parade up the Mokelumne River. Start time at 4:30 p.m. on the San Joaquin across from Happy Harbor. Prizes, food and fun! Contact any Delta Loop business for more info on the event or call Korth’s Pirate’s Lair at 916.777.6464 to pick up your parade number. There is no registration fee; however, there is a $5 refundable deposit on the number placard. Any and all decorated boats are welcomed.

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

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Hannah Nicole Vineyards in Brentwood. This December Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041.

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

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

31 • Happy Harbor New Year’s Eve Party,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop.
731 W. Brannan Island Road.  For more info call Joe at 916.777.6576.

31 • Rosa’s New Year’s Eve Party,
Tower Park Marina, Simply Amazing scheduled to perform from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Get out and enjoy the evening with friends and spirits as John, Cheryl and the staff at Rosa’s are sure to put on a great close to 2011! Call 209.365.4693 for details.

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 • Delta Discovery Cruises New Year’s Eve Cruise,
Enjoy dinner and dancing during a three-hour cruise to ring in the New Year. Includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, champagne toast and party favors. For all information on this cruise that is sure to be a huge success call Heather at 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com.

31 • Special New Year’s Eve at the Point,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista. For more info, 707.374.5400.

31 • New Year’s Eve Party at Windmill Cove,
come out to Windmill Cove and party with Father Time as Dave, Marsha, Trisha and the staff do out with the old and ring in the New Year in style. Call 209.948.6995 for all the info on this fun-filled evening!

31 • Delta New Year’s Eve Parties,
Most Delta 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 2012 together!

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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