Down The Rode - December 2015

BAY & BEYOND

NOVEMBER

28 • Petaluma Santa's Riverboat Arrival, Turning Basin and the Historic Downtown of Petaluma at 11 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront onboard a boat, to greet the children and distribute candy canes. Call 707.769.0429 for more info.

DECEMBER

3 - 6 • 38th Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coast's largest boat show is set to cruise into the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, FL. For more info 954.764.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com.

5 • Petaluma Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, Petaluma, CA. Sponsored by the Petaluma Yacht Club, you will see a flotilla of decorated boats on parade and join in on holiday caroling. The parade starts at the Petaluma Marina at 5:30 p.m. and will arrive in the Turning Basin at around 6:30 p.m. Come out to view the boats or participate yourself by calling 707.769.0429.

5 • Christmas on the Suisun Waterfront, Suisun Waterfront District, Harbor Plaza. Bring the whole family for this annual holiday celebration that will include the lighted boat parade, European-style Christmas market, Christmas Tree Auction to benefit local charities and much more. For info you can call 707.428.4970.

5 • 39th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade in the Oakland/Alameda Estuary, Sponsored by the Encinal YC, Oakland YC and Marina Village Yacht Harbor. 5:30 p.m. approx. start, Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Entry fee includes a photo of your boat and skipper goodie bag. For more info visit www.lightedyachtparade.com or www.encinal.org or www.oaklandyachtclub.com or call 510.521.0905.

12 • 28th Annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Display, Enjoy this annual event whether it be from land or as a participant as the parade runs along the Sausalito Waterfront. 6 - 11 p.m. For more info visit www.syconline.org or www.oursausalito.com/calendar-of-events/sausalito-lighted-boat-parade.html.

19 • San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade, 5:30 p.m. start. Best venues to view the event are the turning basin, San Rafael Yacht Club and the Seafood Peddler restaurant. If you wish to participate in this year's event and be a part of Marin's holiday tradition please visit www.light edboatparade.org.

31 • Bay Area New Year's Eve Parties, Most Bay Area restaurants and clubs stage their own New Year's Eve parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2016 together!

JANUARY

1 • Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2016! Get out and use your boat with family and friends this year.

1 • Master Mariner's New Year's Day Race, Point San Pablo Yacht Club, Point Richmond, CA. New Year's Day Race, Chili Potluck and Tacky Trophy Exchange. Chili to be served when the boats arrive. Gaffers bring chili and bread, Marconis bring salad and dessert. Boats are welcome to stay the night. For information call 510.531.1195 or visit www.mastermariners.org.

7 - 11 • 56th Annual Portland Boat Show, Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com for more info.

15 - 18 • 3rd Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, With two years under its belt, the NMMA boat show held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park continues to grow in size and popularity. For information on attending or to exhibit your marine products this year visit www.sfboatshow.com.

15 - 18 • 26th Anniversary of the Sea Lions' Arrival at Pier 39, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. Visitors will see, hear & enjoy hundreds of sea lions in close proximity. K-Dock has been declared a “Watchable Wildlife” viewing area. Pier 39 continues to offer free sea lion info talks at K-Dock on the weekends. 12 noon - 5 p.m., 415.705.5500.

21 - 24 • International Sportsmen's Exposition, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA. Come check out the latest in fly fishing equipment, fly tying demonstrations, hunting gear, RVs, etc., and get information from the multiple guides and resort vendors vying for your patronage. Call 916.364.7545 for more info. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit the website for more information on all the new events and features added for the 2016 show at www.sportsexpos.com.

21 - 24 • San Diego Sunroad Boat Show, Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island, San Diego. Over 100 new and pre-cruised sailboats and powerboats will be on display in the water. Dozens of marine-related vendors with the latest in nautical products and gear. Special boating events and boat rides. Food and drink sponsored by the local restaurants. Call 619.497.5254 or visit www.bigbayboatshow.com.

29 - Feb 6 • 69th Annual Seattle Boat Show, Lake Union & CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, WA. One ticket lets you view both venues by taking free shuttle that is provided to transport you between the two locations. This very popular Northwest boat show features more than 1,000 new boats and a variety of accessories that the seasoned boater along with newcomers alike will appreciate. Tickets and time information can be found at www.seattleboatshow.com or by calling 206.634.0911.

TBA - Singlehanded Sailing Society Three Bridge Fiasco, One of the oddest and most entertaining races in the Bay Area if not anywhere, ever devised. Sail the course any which way you want. Details at www.sfbaysss.org.

DELTA

DECEMBER

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.

5 • Marina West Yacht Club's Annual Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade, The parade for the second year in a row has been CANCELED due to Water Hyacinth.

5 • Delta Marina Lighted Boat Parade, the Delta Marina in Rio Vista provides great vantage points if you wish to view by land. For more information on how to attend or be a part of this event, call the Delta Marina at 707.374.2315 for more info.

5 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tom Shepherd Live. Come out and enjoy another performance by this well-known singer/songwriter on the Bud Light Stage. $10 at the door, enjoy the music and drink and food specials. For info call 209.365.4693.

5 • 24th Annual Capital City YC Lighted Boat Parade, Sacramento. For more info and times visit www.ccyc.net or call the Sacramento Marina at 916.808.5712 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com. The marina will have guest docking available, make sure to call for availability and pricing.

5 • 13th Annual Discovery Bay Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Discovery Bay, starts at 6 p.m. with tree lighting at 7:30 p.m.

6 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show, Pittsburg Yacht Club. Fritz Burden, host & vocalist and bassist, with guest artist Pamela Rose plus surprise cameos. 4 p.m. cocktails and dinner starts at 5 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., Rusty Porthole on Bethel Island. This mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends as Rob and Kim are sure to host a wonderful evening. 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 • Pittsburg YC Lighted Boat Parade and Potluck, 5:30 p.m. cocktails and potluck with the parade starting at 7 p.m. Great event to view or participate in. For more info contact 925.229.2130.

12 • Rosa's at Tower Park Lighted Golf Cart Parade and Potluck & Boat Parade with Marina West Yacht Club, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Decorate a golf cart or boat and join John and the gang as they parade around Stockton Delta KOA and Tower Park Village. Bring a favorite dish for the annual Christmas Potluck. Make sure to bring a new unwrapped toy for the US Marine Corps' Toys for Tots. For info call 209.365.4693.

31 • New Year's Eve Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd's Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out and ring in the New Year with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607.

31 • Spindrift Restaurant New Year's Eve Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

31 • Rosa's at Tower Park Denim & Diamonds New Year's Eve Celebration, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Prime Rib and Lobster dinner followed by the Terry Sheets Band. $65 per person or $120 per couple and Reservations are Highly Recommended. Come ring in the New Year in style with John and Cheryl. Party favors, champagne and balloon drop at midnight. Special Tower Park/Stockton KOA cabin rates for those wishing to spend the night. For more info call 209.365.4693. Remember if coming by boat to contact the marina for your space reservation on the guest docks.

31 • Delta New Year's Eve Parties, Most Delta Area restaurants and clubs stage their own New Year's Eve parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2016 together!

JANUARY

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.

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.

1 • Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2016! Get out and use your boat with family and friends this year.

1 • 36th Annual Frozen Bun Run at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd's Harbor, Bethel Island. Signups begin at 8 a.m. A winter water-ski run by the Bethel Island Chamber. They provide the towboats and even the skis if needed. Costumes are encouraged with awards in several categories. For more info contact the Bethel Is. Chamber at 925.684.3320 or call Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607 or visit www.bethelisland -chamber.com.

2 • 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, 2016, 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.

10 • 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, 2016, 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., Location TBD. 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.

15 - 18 • 3rd Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, With two years under its belt, the NMMA boat show held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park continues to grow in size and popularity. For information on attending or to exhibit your marine products this year visit www.sfboatshow.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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