Down The Rode - March 2017

BAY & BEYOND

MARCH

1 - 5 • Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA. Adults $17, 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

2 • Bridge Marina YC Opening Day Parade, Celebrating the 2016 Chinese calendar’s Year of the Monkey the theme this year is “Monkeying Around on the Delta. Starting under the Antioch Bridge at 12:45. Dinner and awards back at the clubhouse after the parade. For info to participate or view contact 925.516.2385.

3 - 5 • 37th Jazz Bash by the Bay, Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the 37th 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

9 - 12 • 14th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, Come out and enjoy the films that celebrate the sea and films that increase awareness. Per program and full event film pass offered and went on sale in January. Come out to celebrate and enjoy all things Ocean. Info at www.oceanfilmfest.org

12 • Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Forward and one day closer to Summer!

18 • 1st Annual Emeryville Day on the Bay, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Emeryville Marina, 3310 Powel St. Emeryville, CA. FREE Family Event to include: Open House tours on the fish Emeryville fleet boats, Free ferry rides at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p .m., food trucks and music, local arts, crafts and tastings and a chance for all to meet the areas first responders. For more info call 510.654.3716 or visit www.emeryvillemarina.com and emeryvilleonthebay.com. Many thanks to the following sponsors: Emeryville Yacht Club, Emeryville Marina, Emery Cove Yacht Harbor, City of Emeryville, Fish Emeryville and ferry service PROPSF.

23 - 26 • 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

23 - 26 • 32nd Annual Palm Beach 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.

24 - 26 • 11th 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

25 • Martinez Marina Swap Meet, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you have items to sell or wish to check out other sailor’s items to buy, come out to this free event held in front of the yacht club. For info call, 925.313.0942.

APRIL

TBD • Opening Day on the Petaluma River, For more info on event and turning basin contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

6 - 9 • Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, In its 22nd year, this is the first that the Strictly Sail show has included Power Boats. In its second year now at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA. this addition will surely cater to all West Coast boaters alike. With dealers showing the latest and greatest in sailboats and powerboats, 2017 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

9 • Berkeley Yacht Club Swap Meet, for details on attending or exhibiting your own nautical wares contact the club, www.berkeleyyc.org

22 • Delta Marina Craft & Swap Meet, Rio Vista, starts at 9 a.m. with plenty of planned booths and exhibits to entice the mariner as well as those into arts and crafts. Come out enjoy the day and find your treasures. The smiling faces of Monica and Delta Marina Staff await your arrival. For info on event or how to exhibit contact the marina office at 707.374.2315, www.deltamarina.com or on Facebook.

23 • USS Potomac Opening Day Parade Viewing/Cruise, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3.5 -hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and non-alcoholic beverages while viewing this time honored parade celebrating the start of this year’s boating season. TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

23 • 100th Annual Opening Day on the Bay, This year’s theme “Cruising the Century.” The day starts with the blessing of the fleet in the Raccoon Straits. If your club is attending and you need info on times or if you have any questions or wish to participate visit the PICYA website www.picya.org

29 • 36th Annual Butter & Eggs Day Parade in Petaluma, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

30 • 31th Annual Petaluma Spring Antique Fair, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707.778.4489.

MAY

Friday & Saturday Beginning May 19th • 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. 6 - 7 • 118th Annual Vallejo Race, Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 118th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2017. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707.643.1254 or the YRA at 451.771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com

DELTA

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.

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Location TBD. The second mixer of the year will surely be a great one. Info on where and when to be found on the website soon. 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.

9 • Berkeley Yacht Club Swap Meet, for details on attending or exhibiting your own nautical wares contact the club, www.berkeleyyc.org

9 - 12 • 44th 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 • 3rd Annual Rockin on the River at Rosa’s, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Several Bands to perform all under one roof, silent auction, vendor booths and more. $10 Cover where 100% of ticket and raffle proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Great food, music and fun all in the name of giving back. For info call 209.365.4693.

12 • Daylight Savings Time Begins, Spring Forward and one day closer to Summer!

12 • 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

16 • San Joaquin YC Opening Day, Always a great parade as the decorated boats make their way around Bethel Island. Many areas to view and welcome to participate if you wish. For info contact 925.684.9985.

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 www.thepointrestaurant.com

17 • St. Patrick’s Day Party, Rosa’s at Tower Park Resort & Marina. Enjoy all the festivities as well as corned beef cabbage specials, green beer and other great Irish Traditions. John, Cheryl and Mary are sure to make the day a great one. For more info call 209.365.4693. Remember if coming by boat to contact the marina for your space reservation on the guest docks.

18 • 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

APRIL

TBD • Seasonal Grand Re-Opening of Sunset Sweets at Tower Park, Dennis and Tuyen will be back for the season and open until fall 2016. Come out and enjoy all the treats and ice cream at their Tower Park Resort location. For more info call 209.368.1946.

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 • 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 • Stockton YC Opening Day, View from the banks of the Deep Water Channel or bring your boat out and participate in this well-attended opening day parade. The awards, dinner & festivities will be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. Contact the Stockton Yacht Club for more info.

8 • Pittsburg YC Opening Day Parade and Blessing of the Fleet, All boaters and public are encouraged to participate by either decorating and entering the parade or coming out to view the decorated boats pass by. Parade starts at 11a.m. with a lunch available after the parade. Call 925.200.5307 for info or to sign up.

8 • 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

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location TBD. The second mixer of the year will surely be a great one. Info on where and when to be found on the website soon. 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 • Discovery Bay Opening Day Parade, for info on the event contact the Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor at 925.634.5928.

22 • Delta Marina Craft & Swap Meet, Rio Vista, starts at 9 a.m. with plenty of planned booths and exhibits to entice the mariner as well as those into arts and crafts. Come out enjoy the day and find your treasures. The smiling faces of Monica and Delta Marina Staff await your arrival. For info on event or how to exhibit contact the marina office at 707.374.2315, www.deltamarina.com or on Facebook.

30 • 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

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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