Down the Rode - October 2013

BAY & BEYOND

 

SEPTEMBER

 

28 • 17th Annual PICYA Wheelchair Regatta,
Encinal YC, Alameda, CA. This powerboat cruise for our disabled U.S. Service Veterans is followed by a picnic back at the YC. For information on attending this event or helping out, contact the Encinal YC 510.522.3272 or visit www.picya.com.

 

28 • SF Maritime National Park 25th Annual Sea Music Concert Series,
Aboard Balclutha at Hyde St. Pier. Brian Peters to perform at 8 p.m. $14 general admission and $12 for members. Call 415.561.6662 ext. 21 for info.

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

4 - 26 • BayWood Artists On the Bay A Salute to the America's Cup,
public reception on the 4th from 6 - 8 p.m. and running through the 26th at the Bay Model Exhibition Gallery, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA. Gallery hours are Tue - Sat from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 415.302.1320 or visit www.baywoodartists.org for more info on this event.

 

4 & 5 - 11 & 12 - 18 & 19 • 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 info call 415.435.2131.

 

4 - 6 • Northern California Boat Fest,
Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda, CA. Largest free brokerage & new yacht show in Northern California. Free parking and admission. More than 100 yachts will be on display to include power & sail / new & used, also quite a few marine exhibitors, seminars, music and food. Visit boatfestival.blogspot.com or call 510.521.6213 for more info.

 

5 • Suisun City Waterfront Festival Featuring Art,
Wine and Chocolate. Celebrate by sampling more than 20 of the top wines from local and regional wineries coupled with terrific chocolate treats. More than 90 artisans display hand-crafted items and sell their art creations. Call 707.421.7744 or the marina for guest slips and more info at 707.429.2628.

 

7 - 13 • Fleet Week,
Naval Fleet arrival and the 2013 Air Show featuring the Blue Angels have been canceled this year. This year Fleet Week efforts will concentrate around Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response. For more info call 415.705.5500 or visit www.fleetweek.us. The traditional Fleet Week activities and Air Show are planned to return in 2014.

 

19 - 20 • 8th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta,
San Francisco Yacht Club. Saturday evening VIP dinner and Sunday regatta benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raise a sail and save a life! For info on the event view www.leukemiacup.org/sf.

 

26 • SF Maritime National Park 25th Annual Sea Music Concert Series,
Aboard Balclutha at Hyde St. Pier. Serre L'Ecoute to perform at 8 p.m. $14 general admission and $12 for members. Call 415.561.6662 ext. 21 for info.

 

28 - Nov. 9 • Baja Ha Ha XX,
For more info on this fun-filled Latitude 38-sponsored cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com.

 

31 - Nov. 4 • 53rd 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.

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

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

 

11 • 24th 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.

 

11 • Veterans Day Cruise,
The Potomac honors our veterans with two special 2.5-hour cruises. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. departures. Prices vary, adults $55, seniors $50, 12 and under $35, veterans and active duty in uniform $40. Coffee and soft drinks will be complimentary. For reservations call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org.

 

12 - 14 • 42nd Annual Marina Recreation Assoc. Educational Conference & Trade Show,
Members are 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 marina industry today. This year's conference will be held at the Fess Parker Santa Barbara, a Doubletree by Hilton Resort. Conference information and registration are available at www.marina.org.

 

17 - 20 • MRAA 2013 Annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo,
Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel, 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.

 

24 • 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.

 

30 • Petaluma Santa's Riverboat Arrival,
Turning Basin and the Historic Downtown of Petaluma at 11 a.m. 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.

 

 

 

JANUARY

 

23 - 26 • 1st Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show,
more info to follow in the coming months on this long-awaited NMMA boat show being held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park.

 

 

 

 

 

DELTA

 

SEPTEMBER

 

27 • Live Music at Moore's Riverboat,
Featuring Slippery Pickle, On the Delta Loop. Call 916.777.4884 for more information and times.

 

28 • Stockton Downtown Marina Pigs & Pino,
Music, food, drink and fun. Contact the marina at 209.462.4200 for all information and docking reservations.

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

 

TBD • The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista Re-Opening,
Stay updated with "Delta Rat Scrapbook" on this exciting late breaking news.

 

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.

 

5 • 3rd Annual Vessels and Vines,
Sacramento Marina, 5 - 9 p.m. The Sacramento Delta Youth Maritime Association and the Sacramento Marina are sponsoring this popular event of classic boats and cars, live music, art, food and wine and a silent auction to benefit the SDYMA. Free to attend and participate with guest slips available if you wish to attend by boat. Call 916.808.5712 for more info.

 

6 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club. Joyce Grant is the featured artist. From 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.

6 • 4th Annual Carvalho Family Winery Delta Wine & Art Faire,
Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. If you love wine and music you are sure to have a good time at this Delta event that helps raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. $20 advance tickets or $25 at the door. Call 916.744.1625 for more info.

 

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Sea Nymph Vineyards. This October 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.

 

11 - 13 • 66th 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 year's prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707.374.2700.

 

12 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 31-June 1, 2014, 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.

 

27 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 31-June 1, 2014, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

2 • Rosa's at Tower Park Halloween Party on the Delta,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Food and drink specials with live music by the Express Band, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

2 • Halloween Bash at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Contact Trisha at Windmill to confirm the date as Halloween is on the Oct 31. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta establishment. 209.948.6995.

 

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

 

3 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show,
Pittsburg Yacht Club. Master of ceremonies Jack Pollard will be joined by several performers including popular singer Omega. From 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.

 

9 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 31-June 1, 2014, 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.

 

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Village West Yacht Club. 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.

 

17 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for May 31-June 1, 2014, 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.


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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