Down The Rode - April 2015

BAY & BEYOND

APRIL

TBD • Opening Day on the Petaluma River, For more info on event and turning basin contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

9 - 12 • Strictly Sail Pacific, Jack London Sq. Oakland, CA. In its 19th year as the Original All Sail Show this show will be filled with many dealers showing the latest and greatest of sailboats offered. With over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be one of the best sailboat shows to take place on the West Coast. For more info on this year's show call 800.817.SAIL.

11 • 8th Annual Emeryville Marina Boaters Swap Meet, 8 a.m. -1 p.m. North of the Harbor Master's office at 3310 Powel St. Emeryville, CA. For more info on attending the swap meet or for info on your own space to sell your items, call Don at 510.654.3716 or visit www.emeryvillemarina.com.

19 • Berkeley Yacht Club Swap Meet, for details on attending or exhibiting your own nautical wares contact the club, www.berkeleyyc.org.

25 • Butter & Eggs Day Parade in Petaluma, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

25 • Petaluma Collectors Fair, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

26 • 98th Annual Opening Day on the Bay, This year's popular PICYA event theme is "Youth in Boating." Vice Commodore Erich Schoenwisner is honoring the youth of today who will continue as boaters in the future and participants are highly encouraged to enter decorated in this theme. The day starts with the blessing of the fleet in the Raccoon Straits. If your club is attending and you need info on times or if you have any questions or wish to participate, visit the PICYA website www.picya.org.

26 • USS Potomac Opening Day Parade Viewing/Cruise, 10:30 a.m. -2 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3.5 -hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and non-alcoholic beverages while viewing this time honored parade celebrating the start of this year's boating season. TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

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2 - 3 • 116th Annual Vallejo Race, Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 116th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2015. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707.643.1254 or the YRA at 451.771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com.

10 • USS Potomac Mother's Day Champagne Brunch/Cruise, 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $100 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a catered brunch and mimosas to celebrate Mom's special day. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

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. 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.

16 - 22 • National Safe Boating Week, The National Safe Boating Council continues to educate the boating community about wearing life jackets and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight life jackets. For more info on this important week visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org.

24 • Master Mariners Regatta, Post regatta awards party to be held at the Encinal Yacht Club. For more info visit www.mastermariners.org.

DELTA

APRIL

TBD • Seasonal Grand Re-Opening of Sunset Sweets at Tower Park, Dennis and Tuyen will be back for the season and open until fall 2015. Come out and enjoy all the treats and ice cream at their Tower Park Resort location. For more info call 209.368.1946.

Thursday - Saturday • Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 for more info.

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.

Saturdays & Sundays • Weekend Wine Tasting, E2 Family Winery 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 23 Main Street, Isleton, CA. $5 tasting which is refundable with purchase. For more info, 916.777.4800 or www.Isletonchamber.com

1 • Seasonal Grand Re-Opening at Rosa's, Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come celebrate the 6th anniversary in style and the start of being open 7-days a week again for spring/summer and fall. Happy hour drink and food specials. For info call 209.365.4693.

3 • Moore's RiverBoat Restaurant on the Delta Loop Grand Opening, Come out and enjoy as Ron DeGrande celebrates with all who attend the opening of this great on-water dining location. A new menu will be featured with Executive Chef Shannon McPherson doing the honors once again in 2015. Drink and dine with your friends and welcome Ron back to the Delta. More info to follow as there are plans to have live music on Saturday eve and Sunday afternoons during the summer. For more info you can contact 916.777.4884 or view them online or on Facebook.

4 • Get Out On The Water Boating Event, RiverPoint Landing Marina & Resort. Join us for a different kind of boating event that brings together the best of the Delta region. View hot, new display boats as well as boating accessories, water recreation clubs, and many local Delta boating affiliations. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Buckley Cove launch ramp, Stockton, CA. For more info, 209.951.4144 or visit them on Facebook.

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 -7:30 p.m., Rosa's at Tower Park Marina. This April Mixer hosted by John, Cheryl and staff will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends at an excellent on the water location. Come by car or boat and make sure to bring your 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 • Stockton YC Opening Day, View from the banks of the Deep Water Channel or bring your boat out and participate in this well-attended opening day parade. The awards and festivities will be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. Contact the Stockton Yacht Club for more info.

11 • Pittsburg YC Opening Day, Various areas along the Pittsburg Marina and Launch ramp to view the parade. For info or how to participate contact the Pittsburg Marina or Pittsburg Yacht Club.

18 • Delta Marina Craft & Swap Meet, Rio Vista, starts at 9 a.m. with plenty of planned booths and exhibits to entice the mariner as well as those into arts and crafts. Come out, enjoy the day and find your treasures. The smiling faces of Monica and Audrey await your arrival. For info on event or how to exhibit contact the marina office at 707.374.2315, www.deltamarina.com or on Facebook.

18 • San Joaquin YC Opening Day, Come out and view or participate with your own boat in this ever-popular event that cruises the Bethel Island waterways. For more call 925.684.9985.

18 • Nautical Flee Market Stockton Yacht Club, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 3235 River Dr. Stockton, CA. Time to spring clean and/or find your treasures that have become another's burdens. Buy, swap or sell! If interested in your own display it is $10 and can be arranged by calling Donna at 916.719.3541 or Donald at 209.814.2400.

19 - 25 • 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.

24 • 2015 M*A*S*H 4077th Party at Rosa's, Located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Come dressed as your favorite character from the popular 1970's sitcom and enjoy Rosie's Bar and the Swamp! The Livin Daylights will be performing to help welcome the largest military vehicle collection in Northern California. Music starts at 9 p.m. with drink specials and prizes! $5 cover, for more info call 209.365.4693.

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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.

Thursday - Saturday • Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 for more info.

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.

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.

1 • Live Music at Rosa's, Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas. Come out and enjoy an evening with Dean, Frank & Sammy plus special appearance by Marilyn Monroe. $20 tickets with drink and food specials. For info call 209.365.4693.

2 • 18th Annual Delta Loop Fest, Held the first Saturday of May, this popular Delta event has been a fun-filled experience for all those that attend. This is the open house for the Delta Loop's 10-mile scenic drive. All businesses will have special events, swap meets, music, food, and just plain fun for the whole family. Contact the Delta Loop Association at 916.777.4945 or 916.777.6055 for all the info on each event held during the day.

2 • Owl Harbor Marina Nautical Swap Meet, This is not only a swap meet but an open house to one of the Delta Loop's most unique marinas during the Delta Loop Fest. 9 a.m. - noon. Swap meet space for people wishing to sell their treasures is free as well as entry into the event. For more info on event or how to get space call 916.777.6055 or e-mail Info@owlharbor.com

3 • Sacramento YC Opening Day, Plenty of viewing areas on the Sacramento River and Old Town. For info contact the Sacramento Yacht Club or the Sacramento Marina at 916.808.5712.

5 • Spindrift Restaurant Cinco de Mayo Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

5 • Cinco de Mayo at Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta hangout on May 5. 209.948.6995.

5 • Cinco de Mayo Party at Rosa's at Tower Park, 4 - 8 p.m. Margarita and Tequila specials with some of the best Mexican food on the Delta. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

9 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Crosstown 5 performs at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun on the all-new and improved dance floor and nightclub. For info call 209.365.4693.

9 & 17 • 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.

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 -7:30 p.m. Pittsburg Yacht Club, Pittsburg, CA. 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.

15 • 2nd Annual Delta Rat Poker Run, Come participate and kick off the boating season right with scheduled stops on the Delta Loop and Bethel Island. Start & Stop at Rosa's at Tower Park, bring your friends and fill your boat for this California Delta Chambers fundraiser. Event T-shirt, dinner, raffle prizes & first prize $$$ for the best hand. Registration 9 - 10 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start. $60 per hand in advance and $70 on the day of the event. Visit www.californiadelta.org to pre-order your space.

16 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Two Tone Steiny and the Caddillacs perform at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun on the all-new and improved dance floor and nightclub. For info call 209.365.4693.

16 • 27th Annual San Joaquin YC Meals on Wheels Benefit, SJYC along with the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce host a champagne dinner cruise to benefit this needy cause. To date they have provided 239,552 nutritious meals to those in need. Tickets are normally $75 per person and sold in advance only. 11 a.m. start at the yacht club. For more info call Kathy Stein at 925.209.9939 or visit www.sjyc.org/mow.

23 • Memorial Day Weekend Party at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Rosa's Skydivers will be back on Saturday afternoon, Live music with Livin Daylites on Saturday and Terry Sheets Band on Sunday evening. Both shows 8 pm to 1 am with $5 cover at the door. Then The Sunday Blues series with award-winning Wingnut Adams starts Sunday afternoon from 2 pm to 6pm. NO COVER, just pure funk and groove for your listening pleasure. Make Tower Park your destination this Memorial day weekend! For info call 209.365.4693.

30 - 31 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series Tournament of Champions, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. Anglers must have fished in the 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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