Down The Rode - June 2016

BAY & BEYOND

MAY

21 - 27 • 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

27 - 30 • Petaluma YC Memorial Day Hollywood Party, Aside from getting together with friends, come enjoy the cocktail & costume contests along with dinner and dancing. RSVP is a must by contacting Gail at 415.847.4775.

28 • USS Potomac Bridges of the Bay Cruise, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $75 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy box lunch as you learn about the historic bridges of your Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

28 • Master Mariners Regatta, Post regatta awards party to be held at the Encinal Yacht Club. For more info visit www.mastermariners.org

JUNE

Friday & Saturday • 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.

4 • FREE Vessel Safety Check at the Martinez Marina, 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Get your 2016 Safety Sticker as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be preforming vessel safety checks on trailered boats in the parking lot next to bait shop or on the docks for in-water boats. Please advise ahead if interested. For info call, 925.313.0942.

11 • 15th Annual National Marina Day, Last year's participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day's activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org

11 • Martinez Marina National Marina Day, 12 noon - 3 p.m. Lunch provided to all Martinez Marina Berthers and MYC members, door prizes and fun for the whole family. Hosted by the Olivia Ortega and the marina staff. For info call, 925.313.0942.

16 • USS Potomac Bridges of the Bay Cruise, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $75 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy box lunch as you learn about the historic bridges of your Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

16 - 19 • 13th Annual San Diego International Boat Show, Sheraton Harbor Island, this year's show projected to be larger with more boats in the water and booth exhibits. The show is now under the management of the Duncan McIntosh Company. For details on the show you can visit www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com for all the information.

18 - 19 • Summer Sailstice, Sailors are invited to join this popular Bay Area sailing event. For more info on times, pre-event raft-ups and event locations visit www.summersailstice.com

19 • Father's Day Cruise On-Board the USS Potomac, Noon - 3 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and beverages while cruising with your Father on this his special day. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

22 - 26 • Petaluma Sonoma Marin County Fair, There is no better excuse to travel to Petaluma than for the fair that is well attended from all over. Make a week of it by boat and stay at the Petaluma Marina. Contact the Petaluma Marina if you are planning on coming up by boat at 707.778.4489 for guest berthing info.

26 • Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Corinthian Yacht Club. Info at www.mastermariners.org.

JULY

Friday & Saturday • 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.

2 • 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

4 • USS Potomac 4th of July Cruise, 7:30 p.m. departure from Oakland's Jack London Square. $125 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a cruise on San Francisco Bay while enjoying the fireworks on the water. Enjoy desserts and champagne while underway. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

4 • Enjoy the Bay Fireworks onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet, This is a yearly fundraiser/celebration. Family fun in all the hanger bays and the flight deck. Enjoy the festivities during the day with music, carnival games, tours, food & drink and then the Bay's fireworks later that evening. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., $25 adults, ($30 at door), $10 youths. Call 510.521.8448 ext. 282 for info.

4 • Suisun City Marina 4th of July Celebration, A fun-filled day and fireworks event where the city of Suisun puts on one of the best shows in the Bay or Delta. Call 707.429.2628 to arrange slip space if you plan on going by boat.

4 • Pier 39 4th of July Celebration, San Francisco. Come enjoy live music during the day and then following the onstage entertainment, visitors can stay to watch the spectacular fireworks. With a full day of activities, Pier 39 is the perfect place to celebrate this patriotic holiday.

DELTA

MAY

28 - 29 • Memorial Day Weekend Party at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Rosa's Skydivers will be back on Saturday afternoon, Live music with Livin Daylites on Saturday and Terry Sheets Band on Sunday evening. Both shows 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with $5 cover at the door. On Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. will be pro jam with Bob Kinny. Make Tower Park your destination this Memorial Day weekend! For info call 209.365.4693.

JUNE

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 • 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.

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.

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Discovery Bay Yacht Club. Come by boat or car to one of the Delta's premier yacht clubs and enjoy their hospitality as they host this month's mixer. Bring your friends and introduce them to the benefits of your CA 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.

11 • 15th Annual National Marina Day, Last year's participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day's activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org

11 - 12 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series T.O.C., Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, NO Entry Fee if TOC requirements are met and you have qualified. Must have fished 6 of 7 of the Sat. or Sun. events prior. Other options such as $10 Big Fish. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com

JULY

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.

Fridays • 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 • 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.

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.

Saturdays • Live Music at Rosa's at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy the music by Gary Mendoza while enjoying food & drink specials. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

2 • 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

3 • First Friday in Walnut Grove Marina, Enjoy the open house style as local businesses such as The Tong, Seeker, Crazy by Design and Whirl Wind Gifts show off their wares.

3 • Hilton's Fireworks Extravaganza, Mandeville. Fireworks to begin approx. 1/2 hour after sunset. It has been announced that the 4th of July Fireworks will actually be held on Sunday the 3rd of July.

3 - 4 • Live Music and 4th of July Party at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Drink specials and plenty of fun. For info call 209.365.4693.

4 • Downtown Stockton 4th of July Fireworks, Weber Point. Enjoy the fireworks display put on by the Stockton Ports. Call 209.462.4200 for info.

4 • 4th of July Fireworks Display, Antioch. 9:30 p.m. start with some of the best viewing areas right at the Antioch Marina.

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Marina West Yacht Club at Owbow Marina. Check out the new location for MWYC while enjoying this month's mixer. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members along with the chance to see another part of the Delta that may be new to you. Come 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.

13 • Hal Schell Award Presentation, Marina West Yacht Club at Oxbow Marina during the Delta Chambers Mixer. See Above.

30 • California Delta Chambers 15th 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

31 • 44th Annual Courtland Pear Fair, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Courtland, CA. Live music, local wineries, parade, arts and crafts, classic car show and more. For more info on this year's events view www.pearfair.org

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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