Down The Rode - May 2015

BAY & BEYOND

MAY

2 - 3 • 116th Annual Vallejo Race, Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 116th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2015. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707.643.1254 or the YRA at 451.771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com.

10 • USS Potomac Mother's Day Champagne Brunch/Cruise, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. from Oakland's Jack London Square. $100 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a catered brunch and mimosas to celebrate Mom's special day. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

15 - 16, 22 - 23 & 29 - 30 • 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.

16 - 22 • 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.

23 • 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.

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

JUNE

5 - 6 & 12 - 13 & 19 - 20 & 26 - 27 • 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.

13 • 14th 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.

8 - 21 • 12th Annual Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show, Sheraton Harbor Island, this year's show projected to be 30% larger with more boats in the water and booth exhibits. The NMMA has new features at the show including hands-on center, and stand up paddle board demos. Also featured will be the famous Fred's Shed along with the learn-to-dive pool. Live entertainment and plenty to do with the whole family. Who knows, you just might buy a boat! For more visit www.boatshows.com.

18 • 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.

20 • 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.

24 - 28 • Petaluma 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 707.778.4489 for guest berthing info.

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

DELTA

MAY

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 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.

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • Live Music at Moore's Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Fri-Sat evenings and Sun afternoon live music. Enjoy excellent waterfront dining and top it off with well-known local bands performing live music. For info on bands playing or Moore's Riverboat, call 916.777.4884.

Saturday & Sunday • Weekend Wine Tasting, E2 Family Winery 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 23 Main Street, Isleton, CA. $5 tasting which is refundable with purchase. For more info, 916.777.4800 or www.Isletonchamber.com.

1 • Live Music at Rosa's, Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas. Come out and enjoy an evening with Dean, Frank & Sammy plus special appearance by Marilyn Monroe. $20 tickets with drink and food specials. For info call 209.365.4693.

2 • Delta Yacht Club Open House, take advantage of this opportunity to visit one of Northern California's premier yacht clubs. DYC is located on Tule Island just off the Stockton Deep Water Channel at light "16". Contact the club in advance if you have plans on attending and viewing this private island yacht club get-away location. www.deltayachtclub.org/

2 • 18th Annual Delta Loop Fest, Held the first Saturday of May, this popular Delta event has been a fun-filled experience for all those that attend. This is the open house for the Delta Loop's 10-mile scenic drive. All businesses will have special events, swap meets, music, food, and just plain fun for the whole family. Contact the Delta Loop Association at 916.777.4945 or 916.777.6055 for all the info on each event held during the day.

2 • Owl Harbor Marina Nautical Swap Meet, This is not only a swap meet but an open house to one of the Delta Loop's most unique marinas during the Delta Loop Fest. 9 a.m. - noon. Swap meet space for people wishing to sell their treasures is free as well as entry into the event. For more info on event or how to get space call 916.777.6055 or e-mail Info@owlharbor.com

3 • Sacramento YC Opening Day, Plenty of viewing areas on the Sacramento River and Old Town. For info contact the Sacramento Yacht Club or the Sacramento Marina at 916.808.5712.

5 • Spindrift Restaurant Cinco de Mayo Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916.777.4944 for all the details and specials.

5 • Cinco de Mayo at Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta hangout on May 5. 209.948.6995.

5 • Cinco de Mayo Party at Rosa's at Tower Park, 4 - 8 p.m. Margarita and Tequila specials with some of the best Mexican food on the Delta. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

9 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Crosstown 5 performs at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun on the all-new and improved dance floor and nightclub. For info call 209.365.4693.

9 & 17 • 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 May 30-31, 2015, 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. Pittsburg Yacht Club, Pittsburg, CA. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members 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.

15 • 2nd Annual Delta Rat Poker Run, Come participate and kick off the boating season right with scheduled stops on the Delta Loop and Bethel Island. Start & Stop at Rosa's at Tower Park. Bring your friends and fill your boat for this California Delta Chambers fundraiser. Event T-shirt, dinner, raffle prizes & first prize $$$ for the best hand. Registration 9 - 10 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start. $60 per hand in advance and $70 at the door. Visit www.californiadelta.org to pre-order your space.

16 • Live Music at Rosa's, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Two Tone Steiny and the Caddillacs perform at 9 p.m. with $5 cover at the door. Drink specials and plenty of fun on the all-new and improved dance floor and nightclub. For info call 209.365.4693.

16 • 27th Annual San Joaquin YC Meals on Wheels Benefit, SJYC along with the Bethel Island Chamber of Commerce host a champagne dinner cruise to benefit this needy cause. To date they have provided 239,552 nutritious meals to those in need. Tickets are normally $75 per person and sold in advance only. 11 a.m. start at the yacht club. For more info call Kathy Stein at 925.209.9939 or visit www.sjyc.org/mow.

23 • 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 pm to 1 am with $5 cover at the door. Then The Sunday Blues series with award-winning Wingnut Adams starts Sunday afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm. NO COVER, just pure funk and groove for your listening pleasure. Make Tower Park your destination this Memorial Day weekend! For info call 209.365.4693.

30 - 31 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series Tournament of Champions, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. Anglers must have fished in the required number of regular events to qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

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 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.

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.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • Live Music at Moore's Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Fri-Sat evenings and Sun afternoon live music. Enjoy excellent waterfront dining and top it off with well-known local bands performing live music. For info on bands playing or Moore's Riverboat, call 916.777.4884.

Saturday & Sunday • Weekend Wine Tasting, E2 Family Winery 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 23 Main Street, Isleton, CA. $5 tasting which is refundable with purchase. For more info, 916.777.4800 or www.Isletonchamber.com

7 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show, Pittsburg Yacht Club, Jack Pollard hosts with performing artist TBA, 5 - 9 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 or $25 for show only. Must make reservations by calling 925.267.3517.

10 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. Stockton, CA. This June mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a wonderful evening with friends, old and new alike. Come by car or boat and make sure to bring your 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 • 14th 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.

13 • Sacramento Marina Day & Nautical Swap Meet, Spend the day at the marina with friends enjoying live music, food and activities for the kids. Contact the marina for more info at 916.808.5712.

20 - 21 • 2015 Cajun & Blues Festival at E2 Family Winery, Now being held just off of Hiway 12 at the E2 Family Winery. Come experience a family-friendly weekend of great Zydeco and Cajun and Blues music, Bayou cuisine, relish the 6,000 pounds of fresh crawfish, crawdad eating contests, exciting vendors, Zydeco dance lessons, Cajun cooking demos, and a Kid's Zone. $25 tickets. Come out and enjoy this Father's Day weekend and bring the family. For more info www.isletoncajunfestival.net or call 916.777.4800. Nearby B&W Resort and Tower Park KOA have cabins available, but they will not last long.

27 • Delta Yacht Club Open House, take advantage of this opportunity to visit one of Northern California's premier yacht clubs. DYC is located on Tule Island just off the Stockton Deep Water Channel at light "16". Contact the club in advance if you have plans on attending and viewing this private island yacht club get-away location. www.deltayachtclub.org/

27 • Classic Car & Boat Show, Stockton Yacht club, come by car or boat to this great event showcasing classics from the water and land. Contact the Stockton Yacht Club for info on participating or viewing.

JULY

4 • Hilton's Fireworks Extravaganza, Mandeville. Fireworks to begin approx. 1/2 hour after sunset.

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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