Down the Rode - November 2014

BAY & BEYOND

DECEMBER

4 - 7 · 37th Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coast's largest boat show is set to cruise into the Duke 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.

6 · 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.

6 · 38th 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. Entry fee includes a photo of your boat and skipper goodie bag. This year's theme is "Light up the Night." For more info visit www.lightedyachtparade.com or www.encinal.org or www.oaklandyachtclub.com or call 510.521.0905.

13 · Marin Lighted Boat Parade, 6 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 and be a part of Marin's holiday tradition please call 415.526.7577 or visit www.lightedboatparade.org.

13 · 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.

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 2015 together!

13 · 27th 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 or www.sausalito-on-the-waterfront.org/events.html.

JANUARY

TBD - 9th 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.

1 · Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2015! Get out and use your boat with family and friends this year.

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 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.

7 - 11 · 55th Annual Portland Boat Show, Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com for more info.

8 - 11 · International Sportsmen's Exposition, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA. Come check out the latest in fly fishing equipment, fly tying demonstrations, hunting gear, RVs, etc., and get information from the multiple guides and resort vendors vying for your patronage. Call 916.364.7545 for more info. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit the website for more information on all the new events and features added for the 2015 show at www.sportsexpos.com.

16 - 19 · 25th 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.

22 - 25 · 2nd Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, Last year's inaugural NMMA boat show held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park was a huge success and will be back even bigger and better this year. For information on attending or to exhibit your marine products this year visit www.sfboatshow.com.

22 - 25 · San Diego Sunroad Boat Show, Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island, San Diego. Over 100 new and pre-cruised sailboats and powerboats will be on display in the water. Dozens of marine-related vendors with the latest in nautical products and gear. Special boating events and boat rides. Food and drink sponsored by the local restaurants. Call 619.497.5254 or visit www.bigbayboatshow.com.

23 - Feb 1 · 68th Annual Seattle Boat Show, Lake Union & CenturyLink Field Event 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.

31 (Tentative) - Singlehanded Sailing Society Three Bridge Fiasco, 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

DECEMBER

Thursday - Saturday · Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 for more info.

Fridays · Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $17. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.

5 · Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. The Primates perform at 8 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

6 · 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 how to attend or be a part of this event, call the Delta Marina at 707.374.2315 for more info.

6 · Marina West Yacht Club's 35th Annual Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade, The parade will commence at 5 p.m. being led by Port of Stockton Fireboat Sunrise and Port Captain Ben Penn, 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. This is an MWYC charitable event and there is a registration fee of $25 with the proceeds going to the San Joaquin Women's Center. The parade is open to all boaters and anyone wishing a parade registration form should contact the chairman, Lynn Hahn @ 209.477.7653.

6 · 23rd 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.

6 · 12th Annual Discovery Bay Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Discovery Bay, starts at 6 p.m. with tree lighting at 8 p.m.

7 · 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show, Pittsburg Yacht Club. Jack Pollard hosts with Jesse De Torres and Austin Scott performing. 4 p.m. cocktails and dinner starts at 5 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.

10 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Fosters Bighorn, Rio Vista. This December 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.

13 · Rosa's at Tower Park Lighted Golf Cart Parade and Potluck, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Decorate a golf cart and join John and the gang as they parade around Stockton Delta KOA and Tower Park Village. Bring a favorite dish for the annual Christmas Potluck. Make sure to bring a new unwrapped toy for the US Marine Corps' Toys for Tots. For info call 209.365.4693.

13 · Pittsburg YC Lighted Boat Parade and Potluck, 5:30 p.m. cocktails and potluck with the parade starting at 7 p.m. Great event to view or participate in. For more info contact 925.229.2130 for all the details.

13 · 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. Starting point is Perry's Boat Harbor with the route ending up at Spindrift. 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.

20 · Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Studebakers perform at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

31 · New Year's Eve Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd's Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out and ring in the New Year with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607.

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 · Rosa's at Tower Park New Year's Eve Celebration Mardi Gras Style, Tower Park Resort & Marina. After dinner entertainment provided by The Terry Sheets Band until 1 a.m. Come ring in the New Year in style with John and Cheryl. Party favors, champagne and balloon drop at midnight. Special Tower Park/Stockton KOA Cabin rates for those wishing to spend the night. For more info and ticket prices call 209.365.4693. Remember if coming by boat to contact the marina for your space reservation on the guest docks.

31 · Delta New Year's Eve Parties, Most Delta 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 2015 together!

JANUARY

Thursday - Saturday · Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 for more info.

Fridays · Pittsburg Yacht Club Friday Night Dinners, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Open to all yacht clubs. Enjoy a wonderfully prepared dinner with a salad and dessert for $17. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.

1 · Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2015! Get out and use your boat with family and friends this year.

1 · 35th Annual Frozen Bun Run at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd's Harbor, Bethel Island. Signups begin at 8 a.m. A winter water-ski run by the Bethel Island Chamber. They provide the towboats and even the skis if needed. Costumes are encouraged with awards in several categories. For more info contact the Bethel Is. Chamber at 925.684.3320 or call Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607 or visit www.bethelisland-chamber.com.

14 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Peter's Steakhouse in Isleton. This 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.

18 & 31 · Tracy Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 30 -31, 2015, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

22 - 25 · 2nd Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, Last year's inaugural NMMA boat show held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park was a huge success and will be back even bigger and better this year. For information on attending or to exhibit your marine products this year visit www.sfboatshow.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 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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