Down The Rode - August 2015

BAY & BEYOND

AUGUST

Fridays & Saturdays • 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.

1 • 35th Annual Maritime Day Celebration & Flea Market, Galilee Harbor, Sausalito. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info call 415.332.8554 or visit www.galileeharbor.org.

7 - 8 • 43rd Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance, This Year's event returns to the West Shore at Homewood, Lake Tahoe. The 43rd Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance is held at Obexer's Boat Company in Homewood, Calif., on Lake Tahoe's scenic West Shore. This summer's Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance will be off to a roaring start with vintage V-12 engine-powered watercraft the featured class for the 43rd annual wooden boat show. Presented by Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation, they invite you to come out and enjoy the boats of yesteryear. Open to the public, advance ticket information can be found at www.laketahoeconcours.com.

22 • 10th Annual Taste of Petaluma, Come out and enjoy all that Petaluma has to offer with this collection of the finest restaurants, wineries, breweries, food purveyors, galleries and shops. 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. downtown Petaluma. Call 707.763.8920 for more information. Great cruise-in opportunity for an eventful day. Contact the turning basin or the Petaluma Marina for dock space information.

SEPTEMBER

Fri & Sat Evenings • 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.

5 • 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.

17 - 20 • 51st Anniversary Rolex Big Boat Series, San Francisco Bay. 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of Rolex, the title sponsor being involved with the Big Boat Series. Plenty of events planned for this year's regatta in San Francisco. Whether you are participating or viewing this event it is a longtime Bay Area favorite. Visit http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/ for more information.

18 - 20 • 58th 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.

19 • 31st 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.

17 - 18 • 10th 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. Perfect time of the year to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay Area marina to arrange slips for your cruising plans.

26 • 19th 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.

DELTA

AUGUST

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • Live Music at Moore's Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Fri-Sat evenings and Sun afternoon live music. Enjoy excellent waterfront dining and top it off with well-known local bands performing live music. For info on bands playing or Moore's Riverboat, call 916.777.4884.

Saturday & Sunday • 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 • Delta Yacht Club Open House, take advantage of this opportunity to visit one of Northern California's premier yacht clubs. DYC is located on Tule Island just off the Stockton Deep Water Channel at light "16". Contact the club in advance if you have plans on attending and viewing this private island yacht club get-away location. www.deltayachtclub.org/

5 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, Mama Luke performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music by several talented performers throughout the summer. Call 925.684.9075 for more info on the Sugar Barge Marina, RV Park and or Restaurant.

8 • California Delta Chambers 14th Annual Taste of the Delta, Tower Park Resort KOA Campground 1 - 4 p.m. $25 pre pay and $30 at the door. Come by car or boat. This yearly event highlights many of the local restaurants and wineries by giving out samples of food and wine at the many vendor booths that attend. Live music, live and silent auctions and plenty of fun for all. Contact any chamber board member for tickets or call 916.777.5203 or 916.777.4041 or visit www.tasteofthedelta.com.

8 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, Billy Martini performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music by several talented performers throughout the summer. Call 925.684.9075 for more info on the Sugar Barge Marina, RV Park and or Restaurant.

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Marina West Yacht Club. 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 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, Axis performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music by several talented performers throughout the summer. Call 925.684.9075 for more info on the Sugar Barge Marina, RV Park and or Restaurant.

22 • Bridge Marina Yacht Club Open House / Nautical Swap Meet, Bridge Marina YC, 20 Fleming Lane, Antioch, CA. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visit the yacht club for a tour and the chance to find your treasure at this year's swap meet. Enjoy wonderful views of the San Joaquin River as well as great facilities the yacht club has to offer. Doughnuts and coffee in the morning with lunch at noon. Swap meet spaces available for $10 with tables available for $5. Call 925.516.2385 or 925.706.1187 for reservations or of course just stop by to shop.

22 • Reggae on the Delta, Breadfruit Tree Restaurant, Eight Mile Road, left on Rio Blanco Road to the Paradise Point Marina. 3 - 10 p.m. Come and enjoy the Caribbean Rhythms, and of course all the delicious Caribbean cuisine and drink the Breadfruit Tree Restaurant is known for. Contact Valerie Bynoe at 209.951.6921 or e-mail her at breadfruittree@sbcglobal.net. Berthing is available at Paradise Point Marina on a first-come first-serve basis.

22 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, GLR performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music by several talented performers throughout the summer. Call 925.684.9075 for more info on the Sugar Barge Marina, RV Park and or Restaurant.

22 • NCPCA "Over-the-Bottom" Contest, Pittsburg 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 Jack Praytor at 209.526.5481 or visit http://ncpca.net/

29 • Pittsburg Yacht Club Casino Night, Put on your best Gambling Garb and come on down and enjoy PYC's casino night! Poker, Blackjack, Texas Holdem, Roulette, Craps. Cocktails 5:00pm. Gaming and dinner 6-9:00 p.m. Cost is $45 per person, which includes dinner & $500 in gambling chips. Casino Night Raffle! Win a $2,500 travel voucher to the destination of your choice!! This also includes a travel gift bag!! Tickets $20 each or 6 for $100. Drawing will be Aug. 29 at the Casino Night (You need not be present to win). For reservations and further information please contact Jan Cutaia-Iaconis 925.783.0812 or JCutaia@aol.com.

9 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, Square One performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music by several talented performers throughout the summer. Call 925.684.9075 for more info on the Sugar Barge Marina, RV Park and or Restaurant.

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 • Bridge Marina Yacht Club Tuesday Evening Dinners. Whether by boat or car the yacht club will be offering Taco, Spaghetti, Chinese and other dinner specials throughout the summer. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. and dinner served around 6:45 p.m. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling 925.698.6856.

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • Live Music at Moore's Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Fri-Sat evenings and Sun afternoon live music. Enjoy excellent waterfront dining and top it off with well-known local bands performing live music. For info on bands playing or Moore's Riverboat, call 916.777.4884.

Saturday & Sunday • 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.

5 • 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.

5 - 6 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, Mama Luke performs 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and Axis on Sunday 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music by several talented performers throughout the summer. Call 925.684.9075 for more info on the Sugar Barge Marina, RV Park and or Restaurant.

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Stockton Downtown 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. Great location with plenty of guest docking to come by boat if you like. 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 - 13 • 31st Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, with 2014 having returned to the roots of the festival's location, the 2015 festival will again be held at 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.

14 • 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. Entry fee includes breakfast and dinner plus a Tee Shirt and payout on winning poker hand. You can contact 925.684.3607 for more info.

18 • NCPCA "Over-the-Bottom" Contest, Benicia. 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 call Jack Praytor at 209.526.5481 or visit http://ncpca.net/

23 • Autumnal Equinox, Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Perfect time of the year to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay Area marina to arrange slips for your cruising plans.

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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