Down the Rode - September 2013

BAY & BEYOND

 

SEPTEMBER

 

6 - 7 & 13 - 14 & 20 - 21 & 27 -28 • 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.

 

7 • California's Free Fishing Day,
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

 

7 - 21 • America's Cup Match & the 34th Defense of the America's Cup,
Golden Gate Yacht Club representative Team Oracle versus the Winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Two races per racing day in this best of 17 race series. There are many areas in the Bay to view the races. Come out and watch the final in this historic event being held right here in our very own waters of the San Francisco Bay. www.americascup.com.

 

14 • Emeryville Marina Annual Swap Meet,
3310 Powell St. Emeryville. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bring out your experienced nautical gear or come to look over the possessions of others. For information on the event in attending or to participate call the marina office at 510.654.3716.

 

14 • SF Maritime National Park Sea Music Festival,
Aboard Balclutha at Hyde St. Pier. Many performers scheduled for this fun late summer activity, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 415.561.6662 ext. 21 for info.

 

20 - 22 • 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival,
Coastal Cruising is ideal at this time of year. Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey! More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

 

21 • 29th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day,
Since the program began in 1985, over 967,500 Californians have removed more than 16.7 million pounds of debris from our state's shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html.

 

21 • Classic Yacht Association Corinthian Yacht Club Boat Show,
Come out and view the classics of yesteryear at this special event.

 

22 • 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.

 

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 & 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 feat. 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, Pier 39,
San Francisco, CA. The Bay Area's opportunity to 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. On Monday certain ships will be avail. for touring opportunities. For more info call 415.705.5500 or visit www.pier39.com or www.picya.com.

 

10 - 13 • Blue Angels Will NOT be Performing,
The U.S. Navy Blue Angel Demonstration Team has released that the very popular air show will not perform in 2013 but will refocus on returning in October of 2014. www.fleetweek.us

 

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.

 

 

 

DELTA

 

AUGUST

 

31 • Live Music at Rosa's,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Terry Sheets Band performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

31 • Stockton YC Labor Day Weekend Party/Dinner,
you do not have to be a member to come out and enjoy this popular Yacht Club party. Cocktails at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Call the club at 209.946.9259 for more info.

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

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 • Friday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets,
Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the Friday night social offers an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $2.50. Call 209.368.1946 for more info.

 

Fri/Sat • Music & Entertainment at the Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar,
On the Delta Loop. Call Wendy at 916.777.5702 for more information on performing acts.

 

Fri/Sat • Live Music at Moore's Riverboat,
On the Delta Loop. Call 916.777.4884 for more information and times.

 

Saturdays • Rosa's Summertime Patio Gatherings,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Serving ice cold beer, drink specials and Alpine meats foot-long hot dogs. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

 

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 • Live Music at Rosa's,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Terry Sheets Band performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

5 • Thunder Thursday Bike Night at Rosa's,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. 8 - 11 p.m., come out and enjoy special dinners and view the motorcycles on display. Prizes given for top bike, 50/50 raffle and door prize. Drink specials, live music and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

6 - 8 • 27th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival,
by the Pittsburg Chamber. 5th St. & Railroad Ave. Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. General Admission $8, Children 6 & younger free with paying adult. Plenty of vendors offer a variety of seafood, as well as some items that never swam in the sea. For more info 925.432.7301.

 

7 • Delta Yacht Club OPEN HOUSE,
One of the most enjoyable yacht clubs in the area is opening their unique private island club to the public for a free dinner and overnight stay (some restrictions apply). Make sure to take this limited opportunity to actually experience the benefits of a boat-in island yacht club. Reservations are a must by calling 209.463.6063 or e-mailing dyc@um.att.com.

 

7 • Scavenger Hunt at Rosa's,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. Registration at 10 a.m. Use the waterways or asphalt to find the treasures listed. $10 registration fee will get you the list. Bonus items used as tie breakers. 1st place to collect 50% of money collected. Must be back at Rosa's by 3 p.m. to qualify. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

7 • California's Free Fishing Day,
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

 

11 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m.,
Three Host Mixer by Village West Marina, Bob's at the Marina & Garlic Brothers. 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.

 

16 • Live Music at Rosa's,
Tower Park Resort & Marina. House Concert at 7 p.m. featuring Charlie Imes. $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

 

21 • 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.

 

21 • Classic Yacht Association 8th Annual "Forget Me Knot" Celebration,
1 p.m. on the Sacramento River in Old Towne Sacramento. Event held to honor our veterans and especially our WWII veterans. This year's event will place three memorial wreaths in the River. Contact Les Cochren at 916.932.6052 for more info on this special event.

 

21 - 22 • 3rd Annual Lauritzen Yacht Harbor Catch & Release Rat-L-Trap Striped Bass Derby,
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor located at the foot of the Antioch Bridge on Bridgehead Road. This is a Rat-L-Trap only, catch and release Striped Bass derby that includes (2) Rat-L-Trap lures with your entry fee. $35 per day or $50 for both days where $5 will be donated to the Restore the Delta. Call 925.757.1916 or visit www.lauritzens.com.

 

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

 

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

 

29 • 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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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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