Down The Rode - February 2018

BAY & BEYOND

 

JANUARY

 

25 - 28 · 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

 

26 - Feb 3 · 71st 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.

 

27 - 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

 

27 · 12th Annual Diamond Classic Catch & Release Sturgeon Derby, Hosted by the Martinez Marina Bait & Tackle. 7 a.m.-4 p.m., $25 entry fee includes derby and seminar. For more info call 925/229.9420 or visit www.diamondclassic.org

 

30 - Super Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Aboard the USS Hornet, Evening of the 30th of Jan with Lunar Eclipse Viewing in the wee morning hours of the 31st of Jan. Choose from two options to join us aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum to view the Blue Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse from the Flight Deck:

Overnight Open House

Arrive between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, to spend the night aboard and explore the Hanger Bay (which includes our renowned Apollo exhibition) and Second Deck exhibits, enjoy a movie, and camp out below decks in the restored enlisted sailors’ bunks. Or head up to the Flight Deck early to claim your spot and (if you choose) set up your viewing and/or photography gear. Wakeup calls will be conducted shipwide over the PA system at 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Visitors ages 6 and up are welcome to participate. Please Note: During the overnight open house, self-guided tours of general spaces are encouraged but no specialty tours will be offered. Please plan to return to the Museum during regular business hours to continue your adventure.

Viewing Only

Arrive in the early morning of Wednesday, January 31, between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. and head straight up to the Flight Deck to set up your viewing and/or photography gear. For more info visit www.uss-hornet.org

 

FEBRUARY

 

10 - 18 · Pier 39’s Tulipmania, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. Tulipmania returns in full bloom at Pier 39 with guided tours daily at 10 a.m. This year’s collection will feature flowers of every color combination conceivable including Apricot Beauties, Texas Flames, Purple Princes, Flaming Parrots, Swan Wings, Burgundy Lace and more. The tulips will be topped with winter vegetables including lettuce, parsley, celery and red chard. For more info you can call 415/705.5500.

 

15 - 19 · Progressive Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, Miami, Fl. Miami Marine Stadium. This will kick off the busiest weekend in South Florida with a celebration of the boating lifestyle. The show will feature the latest powerboats, engines, electronics & marine accessories. Includes Boats in the water, product displays, demo docks, latest info on what’s new for 2018, and VIP experiences. For more info and special ticket packages that are available call 954/441.3231 or visit www.miamiboatshow.com

 

15 - 19 · Yachts Miami, Formally known as the Yacht & Brokerage Show in its 29th Year in Miami Beach, Fl. The Superyacht Show on Collins Avenue is a multi-million dollar presentation of yachts including the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed superyachts from the foremost custom boat builders nationally and internationally. For more info 800/940.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com

 

27 - 28 · 3rd Annual California Boating Congress, Sacramento, CA. This year’s Congress will kick off Tuesday evening, February 27th, with a cocktail reception for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, with the main event commencing Wednesday, February 28th at the Hyatt Regency at 8:30 AM. A keynote speaker, and summary of legislative issues will be featured in the morning, followed by breakout sessions focused on specific key issues, and legislator meeting instructions. Lunch will be served at the Hyatt, and then attendees will proceed to the State Capital for meetings with individual legislative representatives throughout the afternoon. Opportunities to meet with state representatives will be scheduled by organizers, and early registrants will get priority for scheduling with their State Legislators, so mark your calendar and plan to register EARLY! Planning is still underway for the event and additional information will be posted soon online at www.calboatingcongress.com or contact Mariann Timms at 209/334-0061.

 

MARCH

 

2 - 4 · 38th Jazz Bash by the Bay, Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the 38th annual event with this year’s featuring some of the country’s best Jazz artists. List of performers to be updated as event gets nearer. For more information 888/349.6879 or www.dixieland-monterey.com

 

7 - 11 · Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA. Adults $18, 15 and under free with paid adult. The Greatest Fishing Show on Earth touted as the oldest and largest show is now California’s biggest show. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805/389.3339 or www.fredhall.com

 

8 - 11 · 15th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Cowell Theater Fort Mason on the beautiful San Francisco waterfront. Come out and enjoy the films that celebrate the sea and films that increase awareness. Per program and full event film pass to go on sale February 1st. Come out to celebrate and enjoy all things Ocean. Info at www.oceanfilmfest.org

 

8 - 11 · 45th Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Off Road Extravaganza, Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Marine Association, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, (Just off of Bus. 80). This early year show brings in people from all over the Nor Cal area to experience the area’s only “All-Boat” show featuring boats from the entire Sacramento area. You will see the latest in boats and marine gear. You can also experience the Off-Road area featuring ATV, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking contact 916/372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.com

 

11 · Daylight Savings Time Begins, Remember to Spring Forward and one day closer to Summer!

 

22 - 25 · Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show, San Diego, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Adults $15, 15 and under free with paid adult. Thousands of fishing items, worldwide lodges will be on display, over 200 free seminars, wakeboard slider competitions and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805/389.3339 or www.fredhall.com

 

22 - 25 · 33rd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, This is one of the top 10 boat shows in the country featuring more than $1.2 Billion worth of boats, superyachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. For more info on times, cost and how to get tickets call 800/940.7642.

 

23 - 25 · 12th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival, Sonoma County Sheraton Petaluma Hotel, Petaluma, CA. Educational tasting, seminars, gala dinner, tours, artisan cheese marketplace and more all coordinated and hosted in the sumptuous Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma Hotel. For event times and tickets call 707/283.2890 or visit www.artisancheesefestival.com

 

APRIL

 

19 - 22 · Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, in its third year now at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA. This spectacular show caters to all West Coast boaters alike with dealers showing the latest and greatest in sailboats and powerboats alike and the show in 2018 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

 

 

DELTA

 

FEBRUARY

 

TBD · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location to be announced as well as the date… May change due to it being Valentine’s day. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Friday - Saturday & Sundays · Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Happy Hours, Sugar Barge, Bethel Island. Buy one at regular price and get the second special includes $1 Wine, $2 Beer, $3 Margarita & $4 Appetizers. 2-4 p.m. & 8 - 10 p.m. For details you can call 925/684.9332 or visit sugarbarge.com

 

Saturday Evenings · Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Prime Rib and Live Music, Sugar Barge, Bethel Island. Every Saturday evening another choice for fine waterfront dining has been added by the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Staff. Come by car or boat. For details you can call 925/684.9332 or visit sugarbarge.com

 

14 · Valentine’s Day Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd’s Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out with your sweetheart and celebrate with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at the Rusty Porthole 925/684.3607.

 

14 · Pittsburg Yacht Club Annual St. Valentine’s Dinner & Dancing , Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Call for more information and remember, reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925/200.5307.

 

14 · Valentine’s Dinner at The Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the food and drink specials while overlooking the water at this famous Rio Vista restaurant. For more info call 707/374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

 

14 · Spindrift Restaurant Celebrates Valentine’s Day, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916/777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

 

24 · Tracy OPEN Bass Tournament Series, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Must fish in required number of regular events to qualify for Tournament of Champions. Contact Terry for all the information at 209/835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com

 

27 - 28 · 3rd Annual California Boating Congress, Sacramento, CA. This year’s Congress will kick off Tuesday evening, February 27th, with a cocktail reception for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, with the main event commencing Wednesday, February 28th at the Hyatt Regency at 8:30 AM. A keynote speaker, and summary of legislative issues will be featured in the morning, followed by breakout sessions focused on specific key issues, and legislator meeting instructions. Lunch will be served at the Hyatt, and then attendees will proceed to the State Capital for meetings with individual legislative representatives throughout the afternoon. Opportunities to meet with state representatives will be scheduled by organizers, and early registrants will get priority for scheduling with their State Legislators, so mark your calendar and plan to register EARLY! Planning is still underway for the event and additional information will be posted soon online at www.calboatingcongress.com or contact Mariann Timms at 209/334-0061.

 

MARCH

 

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.

 

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.

 

Friday - Saturday & Sundays · Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Happy Hours, Sugar Barge, Bethel Island. Buy one at regular price and get the second special includes $1 Wine, $2 Beer, $3 Margarita & $4 Appetizers. 2-4 p.m. & 8 - 10 p.m. For details you can call 925/684.9332 or visit sugarbarge.com

 

Saturday Evenings · Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Prime Rib and Live Music, Sugar Barge, Bethel Island. Every Saturday evening another choice for fine waterfront dining has been added by the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Staff. Come by car or boat. For details you can call 925/684.9332 or visit sugarbarge.com

 

8 - 11 · 45th Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Off Road Extravaganza, Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Marine Association, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, (Just off of Bus. 80). This early year show brings in people from all over the Nor Cal area to experience the area’s only “All-Boat” show featuring boats from the entire Sacramento area. You will see the latest in boats and marine gear. You can also experience the Off-Road area featuring ATV, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking contact 916.372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.com

 

11 · Daylight Savings Time Begins, Remember to Spring Forward and one day closer to Summer!

 

14 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Park Delta Bay, 922 W Brannan Island Road on the Delta Loop. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening. 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.

 

17 · Spindrift Restaurant St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

 

17 · St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd’s Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out, wear your green and enjoy all the traditional events of the day with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at the Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607.

 

17 · Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the food and drink specials while overlooking the water at this famous Rio Vista restaurant. For more info call 707.374.5400 or visit

 

17 & 18 · Tracy OPEN Bass Tournament Series Tournament of Champions, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK. Must have fished in the required number of regular events to qualify for Tournament of Champions. 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 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. H



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