Down The Rode - January 2018

BAY & BEYOND

 

DECEMBER

 

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 2018 together!

 

JANUARY

 

1 · Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2018! Get out and use your boat and make it a goal to introduce someone new to boating 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

10 - 14 · 58th Annual Portland Boat Show, Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com for more info.

18 - 21 · 31st Annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition Sacramento, 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 2017 show at www.sportsexpos.com

19 - 21 · 28th 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.

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

 

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.

 

DELTA

 

DECEMBER

 

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 New Year’s Eve Celebration, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Dinner and Drink Specials TBA, followed by live music by Flat Busted. Reservations are Highly Recommended. Come ring in the New Year in style with John and Cheryl. Party favors, champagne and balloon drop at midnight. For more info call 209/365.0131. Remember if coming by boat to contact the marina for your space reservation on the guest docks.

31 · New Year’s Eve Bash at Moore’s Riverboat, On the Delta Loop. 9 p.m. start with food and drink specials and live music performed by the Marvin Zeller Band. Call 916/292.8490 for reservations and or info.

31 · New Year’s Party at Windmill Cove, Come early and stay late as this is sure to be a Huge Party.

31 · New Year’s Eve Party at The Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the music while overlooking the water. For more info call 707/374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

31 · Delta’s 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 2018 together!

 

JANUARY

 

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

1 · Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2018! Get out and use your boat and make it a goal to introduce someone new to boating this year.

1 · 38th 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

10 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Rosa’s at Tower Park. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy this ever popular Mixer venue as John, Cheryl and their staff treat you to a wonderful evening. Come by car or boat. 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.

18 - 21 · 31st Annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition Sacramento, 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 2017 show at www.sportsexpos.com

20 · 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

 

FEBRUARY

 

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

4 · Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off at Rosa’s, located at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Spend the day as John and Cheryl will make the event one that is not to be missed. Food & drink specials and games for all. Come out and celebrate with what will hopefully be your favorite team. Come by car or boat. For info call 209/365.0131.

14 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location to be announced. 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.

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.

14 · Special Valentine’s Dinner at Rosa’s Tower Park, Come out and spend a special dinner for two. Great views for you and your loved one to share while enjoying each other and great food & drink specials. Come by car or boat. Call John at 209/365.0131 for more info.

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.

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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