Down the Rode - December 2012

NOVEMBER

 

29 - Dec 2 • 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

 

DECEMBER

 

1 • 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.

 

1 • 36th 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 “Lights, Camera, Action.” Entry fee 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.

 

1 • Vallejo YC Harbor Lighted Boat Parade,
View from land or water. To participate or more info call 707.643.1254 or visit www.vyc.org

 

8 • 24th 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

 

8 • 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.

 

22 • Community Action Marin Lighted Boat Parade,
5:30 p.m. start from the Marin Yacht Club and continues up the San Rafael Canal and then back to the club. Best venues to view the event are the turning basin, San Rafael Yacht Club and the Seafood Peddler restaurant. If you wish to participate in this year’s event call 415.526.7528 or visit www.lightedboatparade.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 2013 together!

 

JANUARY

 

1 • Happy New Year,
Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2013!

 

1 • Master Mariner’s New Year’s Day Race,
Point San Pablo Yacht Club, Point Richmond, CA. New Year’s Day Race, Chili Potluck and Tacky Trophy Exchange. Chili potluck to be served when the boats arrive. Gaffers bring chili and bread, Marconis bring salad and dessert. Boats are welcome to stay the night. For information call 510.531.1195 or visit www.mastermariners.org

 

9 - 13 • 53rd Annual Portland Boat Show,
Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com for more info.

 

17 - 21 • 23rd Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at Pier 39,
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. Visitors will see, hear & enjoy hundreds of sea lions in close proximity. K-Dock has been declared a “Watchable Wildlife” viewing area. Pier 39 continues to offer free sea lion info talks at K-Dock on the weekends. 12 noon - 5 p.m., 415.705.5500.

 

19 - 7th Annual Diamond Classic Catch and Release Sturgeon Derby,
Event held at the Martinez Marina and presented by FLASH Fishing and hosted by the Martinez Bait and Tackle Store. There will be a free seminar held the night before at the Event Center. Kids register for free. For more info call 925.229.9420.

 

25 - Feb 3 • 65th Annual Seattle Boat Show,
Lake Union & Qwest Field Events Center, Seattle, WA. One ticket lets you view both venues by taking free shuttle that is provided to transport you between the two locations. This very popular Northwest boat show features more than 1,000 new boats and a variety of accessories that the seasoned boater along with newcomers alike will appreciate. Tickets and time information can be found at www.seattleboatshow.com or by calling 206.634.0911.

 

26 - Singlehanded Sailing Society Three Bridge Fiasco,
(Note: As of press time this date is not 100% set. Please check website for updates) One of the oddest and most entertaining races in the Bay Area if not anywhere, ever devised. Sail the course any which way you want. Details at www.sfbaysss.org.

 

 

Delta

NOVEMBER

 

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

 

28 • Delta Discovery Cruises Full Moon Dinner Cruise,
Cruise the Delta while enjoying dinner under the moonlight. $49 per person. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

DECEMBER

 

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.

 

1 • Marina West Yacht Club’s 33rd 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, and the Port of Stockton fireboat Sunrise will lead the officers of Marina West Yacht Club followed by all other registered decorated boats. 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. 20.

 

1 • 20th Annual 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.

 

1 • Discovery Bay Parade of Lights,
“An Out of This World Christmas,” starts at 6 p.m. with tree lighting at 8 p.m.

 

1 • Delta Marina Lighted Boat Parade,
the Delta Marina in Rio Vista provides great vantage points if you wish to view by land. For more information on event and how to attend or be a part of, call the Delta Marina at 707.374.2315 for more info.

 

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

 

2 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club, featuring The Five Dimensions. 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.

 

2 • 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

 

8 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Lighted Golf Cart Parade,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

8 • Delta Loop Annual Lighted Boat Parade,
join in or watch a fun-filled evening as lighted boats of all sizes make their way around the Delta Loop. Several prizes to be awarded. For more info on viewing or how to participate you can call Korth’s Pirate’s Lair Marina at 916.777.6464 for more info.

 

9 • Delta Discovery Cruises Weekend Wine Down Cruise,
5 - 7 p.m., $49. Cruise the Delta while enjoying a flight of 3 different wines from local vineyards. Menu will be lite bites served buffet style. Full bar available for purchase with many wine and drink specials. For more info call Heather at 925.252.9300.

 

9 • 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.,
Marina West Yacht Club located at Tower Park. This end of year 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. The members of MWYC are sure to make the evening enjoyable. 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.

 

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

 

16, 23 & 30 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

31 • Rosa’s at Tower Park “Ice Spectacular” New Year’s Eve Party,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. No host cocktails at 6 p.m. with prime rib dinner at 7:30 p.m. After dinner entertainment provided by High Water Blues until 1 a.m. $60 per person or $110 for couples. Come ring in the New Year in style with John and Cheryl. Special $100 KOA Cabin rates for those wishing to spend the night. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

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 • 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 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 2013 together!

 

JANUARY

 

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.

 

1 • Happy New Year,
Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2013!

 

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

 

2 • 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

 

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Stockton Yacht Club. This Yacht Club 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. The members of the Stockton YC are sure to make the evening enjoyable. 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 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

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

 

27 • 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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