Down the Rode - October 2014

BAY & BEYOND

SEPTEMBER

23 • Autumnal Equinox, Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Great season to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay marina to make your cruising plans.

27 • 18th 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.

October

Thursdays • Suisun City Wine Tasting on the Square, Suisun City waterfront district. Come enjoy interesting Suisun Valley and regional wines paired with tasty morsels from Cast Iron Grill & Bar with friends while enjoying the music. Call 707.421.7744 or the marina for guest slips and more info at 707.429.2628.

3 - 4 & 10 - 11 & 17 - 18 • 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 information regarding times of departure or to make reservations call 415.435.2131.

4 • 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.

9 - 13 • Fleet Week, Naval Fleet week and the flying of the Blue Angels RETURNS to the Bay Area for 2014. Come out, support our naval troops and pay tribute to the men & women of our nation's Navy and Marine Services. Pier 39 is an excellent viewing area to enjoy a number of the week's 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.

12 - 13 • Blue Angels Viewing aboard the Historic Potomac, Watch the Blue Angels from the middle of the Bay aboard this fabulous piece of history. Call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

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 - Nov. 8 • 21st Annual Baja Ha Ha XIX, for more info on this fun-filled Latitude 38 sponsored cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com.

30 - Nov 3 • 55th 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

2 • Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back...

4 - 6 • 43rd 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 luxurious Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California. Conference information and registration are available at www.marina.org.

11 • 26th 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.

16 - 19 • MRAA 2014 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.

22 - 23 • Pier 39's Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, noon - 6 p.m. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas as well as songs and entertainment from many of your favorite Disneyland Friends. 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.

29 • 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.

DELTA

SEPTEMBER

28 • 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.

23 • Autumnal Equinox, Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Great season to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay marina to make your cruising plans.

26 - 27 • Military Vehicle Collectors Meet, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Swap meet and military collections on display. Rosa's at Tower Park will have plenty of drink and eat specials during the event. For info call 209.365.4693.

28 • Sunday Blues & Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Wingnut Adams performs from 2 - 6 p.m. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

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.

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.

4 • 4th Annual Vessels and Vines, Sacramento Marina, 4 - 8 p.m. Join this special event and enjoy live music, classic and vintage boats on display along with food, kids area and wine tasting. Auctions benefit the all-female Sea Scout vessel Liberty. Free to attend and participate with guest slips available if you wish to attend by boat. Call 916.808.5712 for more info.

4 • Pittsburg Make A Wish Cruise Fundraiser, Pittsburg Yacht Club. Proceeds benefiting the well-known and worthy Make A Wish foundation. Fun filled day includes continental breakfast, cruise on a private yacht, lunch, live music and dancing plus live and silent auctions. Call 925.427.2011 for info on how to participate and or attend this worthy cause.

4 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Johnny Jukebox performs at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

4 • 1st Annual Make A Wish Cruise on the Delta, Marina West Yacht Club. Proceeds benefiting the well-known and worthy Make A Wish foundation. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $35 includes continental breakfast, cruise on a private yacht, lunch and live music with dancing all day. Reservations are encouraged by calling Bruce Gordon at 303.682.6082.

4 - 5 • Delta Thunder V Power Boat Races and Boat Show, Antioch. Contact 925.757.1714 for more details on this event.

4 - 6 • Classic Steamboat Meet, B&W Resort & Marina. The public can view the boats and talk to the owners. Contact Candy at 916.777.6161 for all the details and information.

4 & 19 • 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.

5 • 5th Annual Carvalho Family Winery Delta Wine & Art Faire, Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg from 1-5 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.

5 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show, Pittsburg Yacht Club. Featured artist TBA. 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.

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Orwood Resort. 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.

10 - 12 • 67th 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.

11 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Two Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs perform at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

NOVEMBER

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

2 • Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back...

8 • 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. (Note, No scheduled tournaments for the Month of December.)

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Delta Marina Yacht Harbor in Rio Vista. 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. Bill, Monica and Audrey are looking forward to seeing you there and are sure to make the evening a great one. 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.

16 • 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. (Note, No scheduled tournaments for the Month of December.)

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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