Down the Rode - September 2014

BAY & BEYOND

SEPTEMBER

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.

5 - 6 & 12 - 13 & 19 - 20 & 26 - 27 . 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.

6 . 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 - 14 . 50th Anniversary Rolex Big Boat Series, San Francisco Bay. Whether you are participating or viewing this event is a longtime Bay Area favorite. Visit http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/ for more information.

13 . 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

13 . SF Maritime National Park 26th Annual Sea Music Concert Series, Aboard Balclutha and Eureka at Hyde St. Pier. $5 vessel admission fee and you can contact Peter at 415.561.7171 for more info.

18 - 21 . 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.

19 - 21 . 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.

20 . 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 980,000 Californians have removed more than 17.2 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.

20 - 21 . 9th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta, San Francisco Yacht Club. Saturday evening VIP dinner with guest speaker Wendy Schmidt and Sunday regatta benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raise a sail and save a life! For info on the event view www.leukemiacup.org/gba.

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.

DELTA

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.

Tuesdays . Taco Tuesday at Moore's Riverboat, On the Delta Loop. Call 916.777.4884 for more information and times. Moore's Riverboat offers a 10% discount on food to Discover the Delta Foundation Members.

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 $15. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.

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.

Friday & Saturday Night & Sunday Afternoon . 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. Noon - 5 p.m. Serving food, ice cold beer, drink specials and of course live music. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

Sundays . Sunday Blues at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. 2 - 6 p.m. Wingnut Adams performs in the banquet room. No Cover. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

5 - 7 . Pittsburg Yacht Club Seafood Festival Weekend Activities, Pittsburg Yacht Club, Friday, club opens at 1 p.m. with dinner by Chef Michael. Saturday, Bar opens at 9 a.m., breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday, bar open at 9 a.m., full breakfast and afternoon/evening barbecue. Contact 925.822.2497 for all info on event.

5 & 19 . Karaoke Night at Rosa's Tower Park, Tower Park Resort and Marina. Come out and be a star while enjoying the many drink and eat specials being offered. 8 p.m. - midnight. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

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

6 . 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.

6 - 7 . 30th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, by the Pittsburg Chamber. With this the 30th year of this well attended event, the Pittsburg Chamber is happy to announce the event has moved back to the Pittsburg Waterfront. Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sun 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 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 or contact the Pittsburg Marina, especially if looking for weekend guest docking. 925.439.4958.

10 . Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Downtown Stockton Marina. 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. Shannon and the staff 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.

12 . RiverPoint Landing Marina & Resort Dirty D Poker Run, Details and scheduled route to be updated as Harbormaster Andrew Rehberg finalizes all the details. Make your plans now for this near summer's end day on the water with your friends. All boats and boaters welcome. For anyone wishing to make a weekend of it, RiverPoint Landing Marina & Resort has guest docking available as well as on the water RV Sites. For details on the event contact Andrew or Vince at 209.951.4144.

13 . NCPCA "Over-the-Bottom" Racing Bridge Marina Contest, Benicia Yacht Club. NCPCA will be inviting all boaters who are interested in learning about navigational charts, rules and regulations while enjoying the fun of navigating the Bay and Delta waters. For more info contact Commodore Jerry Smith jetboss747@aol.com, call the contest manager at 925.526.5481 or visit http://ncpca.net/

15 . Rusty Porthole Annual Poker Run, list of stops to be the usual Delta suspects with more info and details to follow as the date nears. $50 entry includes breakfast and dinner plus a Tee Shirt and payout on winning poker hand. You can contact 925.684.3607 for more info.

19 . Line Dancing with Rhonda Hurles at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Join Rhonda for an evening of line dance on every third Friday of the month. 8 - 9 p.m. For info call 209.365.4693.

20 . Classic Yacht Association 10th 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.

20 & 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.

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 $15. 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.

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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