Down the Rode - October

 

BAY & BEYOND

OCTOBER

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. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. Purchase a block of sunset cruises for $225, good for any 15 cruises in the 2010 season. For info call 415.435.2131.

2 Suisun Waterfront Festival,
Suisun City waterfront district. Featuring art, wine & chocolate. Celebrate the Waterfront by sampling dozens of the top wines from around the area. Dozens of unique arts and craft vendors will display and sell their art creations. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.429.2628.

2 - 3 5th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta,
Benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raise a sail and save a life! For info on the event view www.leukemiacup.org/sf/

7 - 12 Fleet Week,
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. The Bay Areas opportunity to pay tribute to the men & women of our nations Navy and Marine Services. Pier 39 is an excellent viewing area to enjoy a number of the weeks events. Thursday Blue Angels maneuvers. Friday practice air show with the Blue Angels. Saturday parade of ships TBD plus Blue Angels Air Show starting at approx 1 p.m. Sunday Air Show starts at approx. 1 p.m. Monday certain ships will be avail. for touring opportunities. For more info call 415.705.5500 or visit www.pier39.com., or www.fleetweek.us/fleetweek_airshow.html.

10 Blue Angels Viewing aboard the Schooner Gas Light,
Watch the Blue Angels from the middle of the Bay aboard this historic scow schooner. 1:30 p.m. boarding at Schoonmaker Pt. Marina in Sausalito. $85 with proceeds benefiting the scholarship fundraiser for youth presented by Golden Gate Tall Ships Society. Register at www.ggtss.org or call 415.251.8779.

16 USCGA Flotilla 17 Teaches GPS for Mariners,
Taught by USCGA Flotilla 17 on Yerba Buena. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost is $55. Send e-mail to FSO-PE@flotilla17.org

24 - Nov. 6 Baja Ha Ha XVII,
for more info on this fun-filled cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com.

28 - Nov. 1 51st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. One of the worlds 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

2 - 4 39th 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 years conference will be held at Rio All Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference information and registration is available at www.marina.org.

7 Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back

11 Veterans Day Cruise,
The Potomac honors our veterans with a special 2-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 21st 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.

15 - 17 MRAA Annual Convention,
Rozen Plaza, Orlando, Fl. For additional information and a list of this years speakers and scheduled events call the Marine Retailers Association of America at 708.763.9210 or visit www.mraa.com

21 Pier 39s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony,
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Pier 39s 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.

27 Santas Riverboat Arrival,
Historic Downtown at 12 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.

 

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.

1 - 3 Antique Classic Boat Society at B&W Resort,
On the Delta Loop. Annual event attracts owners of classic wood boats from all over the country also known as the steamboat classic as many of the boats you can view at the event are steam driven. Call Candy at 916.777.6161 for more info.

2 24th Annual Make A Wish Cruise,
Driftwood Yacht Club, 6346 Bridgehead Road, Oakley, CA. Event includes two-hour cruises on private yachts, beverages & hors doeuvres served aboard. Live & silent auction! A fabulous lunch served at the club. Entertainment all day. Live music and dancing! Call the Yacht Club at 925.757.5800 for more info.

2 - 3 Delta Thunder Boat Racing,
Racing on the Sacramento River in Isleton. Vintage Hydroplane, Tunnel, and Cracker Box racing boats. Testing on Fri. Plenty of family fun. For more info visit www.deltaboatraces.com.

3 & 10 & 17 & 24 & 31 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

8 - 10 63rd Annual Rio Vista Bass Festival,
Rio Vista, CA. With an average of 1,400 fishermen entered yearly this is truly one of the largest bass tournaments around. Festivities include a parade down Main Street, fireworks over the water on Sat, food booths, car shows, live music and other activities. For info on entry fee and this years prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707.374.2700.

9 Annual Nautical Swap Meet,
Come out for the last swap meet of the year at the Martinez Marina. Come find your treasure, enjoy the fun and destination. For info on attending or how to display call the marina at 925.313.0942 or slips@martinez-marina.com.

9 First Annual Second Saturday Event, 4 - 7 p.m. at the Sacramento Marina.
Free to attend. Come out and enjoy an evening of art, music, food and wine for purchase. 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.

10 Live Music at Rosas,
Tower Park Marina. Simply Amazing performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Call 209.365.4693 for details.

13 Delta Chambers Mixer & Change of Watch,
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Chitivas Bar & Grill at the Warehouse, downtown Stockton Waterfront. This October Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Carlos and Liz always make you feel welcome so 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 for more info.

16 Stockton YC 80th Year Celebration Dinner,
6 p.m. cocktails and 7 p.m. dinner followed by an informative historical presentation. Come by and celebrate or investigate the possibility of membership. For info call Commodore Bill Wilson at 209.472.9651.

16 & 31 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.

18 & 23 Moth Ball Fleet World War II History Cruise,
11 a.m. - 3 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. $55 per person with discount for seniors. Call 925.252.9300 for reservations.

23 Tracy Bass Series OPEN Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. This series is open to everyone, $150 entry fee with many other options such as big fish. All events lead up to the final T.O.C. held in May. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit http://www.tracyoasismarina.com

24 First Annual Delta Wine,
Art & Music Festival, 1 - 6 p.m., Carvalho Family Winery at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA. Make plans to attend this North Delta event and be a part of history in the making. Local wineries on will be on hand along with art displays and very entertaining music. Enjoy the serenity of The Old Sugar Mill with friends while partaking in the local culture. Visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

24 Rosas Halloween Party,
Tower Park Marina. Sinister Blues performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Come out, enjoy the music and dress up. Cash prizes for Best Costume. Call 209.365.4693 for details.

 

NOVEMBER

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.

7 Daylight Saving Time Ends,
Remember, Fall Back

7 Delta Discovery Wine Tasting Dinner Cruise,
A unique way to spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying local wineries. The Island Serenade will be your touring vessel departing from the Pittsburg Marina where you will be served a 3-course dinner and will be able to select from many featured wines onboard. Call 925.252.9300 for all info.

7 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 Chambers Mixer,
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Ryde Hotel. Come out to this November Mixer to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

13 Tracy Bass Series OPEN Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. This series is open to everyone, $150 entry fee with many other options such as big fish. All events lead up to the final T.O.C. held in May. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

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

20 Delta Discovery Cruises Live Blues and BBQ Cruise,
12 noon departure for this 2.5-hour cruise where you will enjoy the Rockin Blues Band Mike Osbourne while being served delicious BBQ. Delta Chamber members receive $10 off of the regular $49 cost. Call 925.252.9300.

20 Moth Ball Fleet World War II History Cruise,
11 a.m. - 3 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. $55 per person with discount for seniors. Call 925.252.9300 for reservations.

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

21 & 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 http://www.tracyoasismarina.com

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

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 Sunset Cruises,
Fall Schedule is every Wednesday thru Sunday until Nov. 7th, 2010. For info call 415.673.2900 or visit http://www.redandwhite.com

USS Pampanito,
Open daily at Pier 45, Fishermans 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 FDRs 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 & water will be available. Call 510.627.1215 for actual dates and reservations.

Delta Discovery Cruises,
Operating cruise boats out of both Pittsburg and Stockton. 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 OBrien WW II Liberty Ship,
National Historic Landmark and Museum. Open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Pier 45, Fishermans 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 http://www.california%20delta.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. H

 

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