Down The Rode - April 2017

BAY & BEYOND

APRIL

6 - 9 • Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, In its 22nd year, this is the first that the Strictly Sail show has included Power Boats. In its second year now at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA. this addition will surely cater to all West Coast boaters alike. With dealers showing the latest and greatest in sailboats and powerboats, 2017 is sure to be another great show to attend. Over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be one of the best boat shows to take place on the West Coast. For more info on this year’s show call 800/817.SAIL or visit strictlysailpacific.com

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

22 • 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 Delta Marina Staff 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.

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

23 • 100th Annual Opening Day on the Bay, This year’s theme “Cruising the Century.” 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

23 • 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.

29 • 36th Annual Butter & Eggs Day Parade in Petaluma, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707/778.4489.

30 • 31th Annual Petaluma Spring Antique Fair, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707/778.4489.

MAY

Friday & Saturday Beginning May 19th • 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 - 7 • 118th Annual Vallejo Race, Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 118th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2017. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707/643.1254 or the YRA at 451/771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com

8 • Mother’s Day

20 - 26 • 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

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 2016. 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 or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $21.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925/634.2550 for more info.

Friday • Live Music Every Friday Evening at the Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the music while overlooking the water. Great food, drink and music to kick off the weekend. For more info call 707/374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

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.

1 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Annual Grand Re-Opening, Celebrating 8 years John and Cheryl are looking forward to a wonderful 2017 season. Back to regular hours and open 7 days a week. Come out and enjoy one of the Delta’s most fun hot spots on the water. Stop by and say hello or call 209/365.0131 for specials or this year’s events.

8 • 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, dinner & festivities will be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. Contact the Stockton Yacht Club for more info.

8 • Pittsburg YC Opening Day Parade and Blessing of the Fleet, All boaters and public are encouraged to participate by either decorating and entering the parade or coming out to view the decorated boats pass by. Parade starts at 11a.m. with a lunch available after the parade. Call 925/200.5307 for info or to sign up.

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 June 11-12, 2017, 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

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Reliable Home Solutions using the facilities at Rosa’s at Tower Park. 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.

14 & 28 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Paint Nite, Come out and create your artwork, enjoy the company of your friends and drink creatively. For times and tickets go to www.paintnite.com and enter the dates. Use promo code ROSAS20 for a $20.00 discount. For more info on this event or others at Rosa’s call 209/365.1031.

15 • Discovery Bay Opening Day Parade, for info on the event contact the Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor at 925/634.5928.

22 • 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 Delta Marina Staff 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.

30 • 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 June 11-12, 2017, 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

MAY

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 or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $21.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925/634.2550 for more info.

Friday • Live Music Every Friday Evening at the Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the music while overlooking the water. Great food, drink and music to kick off the weekend. For more info call 707/374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

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.

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, 2017. 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.

6 • 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

6 • 20th 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.

6 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

7 • Sacramento YC Opening Day Parade, This event always brings people to the river bank to view the passing boats marking the opening of the boating season. For info on how to join or view contact the yacht club at 916/371.5058.

8 • Mother’s Day

10 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location to be determined. Info on where to be found on the website soon. 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 • 4th Annual Delta Rat Poker Run, More info to come.

12 & 26 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Paint Nite, Come out and create your artwork, enjoy the company of your friends and drink creatively. For times and tickets go to www.paintnite.com and enter the dates. Use promo code ROSAS20 for a $20.00 discount. For more info on this event or others at Rosa’s call 209/365.1031.

13 • 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 June 11-12, 2017, 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 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

20 - 26 • 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

20 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

21 • 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 June 11-12, 2017, 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

26 • Karaoke Friday at Rosa’s at Tower Park, Come out with MC Tanya Hannabogh and become a Star. 8 p.m. start time. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

27 - 28 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

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 Hornet Tours, Sea, Air and Space Museum, Alameda CA. The Ship is open for daily visits and offers several specialty tours including a 9 p.m-6 a.m. overnighter. If you wish to visit and need more info regarding general admission, specialty tours or group events, www.uss-hornet.org

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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