Down The Rode - May 2016

BAY & BEYOND

APRIL

29 - May 1 • Sausalito Boat Show, Clipper Harbor, Sausalito. Come out to see New & Brokerage Yachts as well as many Marin County marine vendors. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, $5 donation per person benefiting Sausalito YC Youth Sailing. For more info on the event you can call 415.367.4022.

30 - May 1 • 117th Annual Vallejo Race, Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 117th running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2016. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707.643.1254 or the YRA at 451.771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com

MAY

Friday & Saturday Beginning May 13th • 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.

8 • 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.

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.

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 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.

1 • Sacramento YC Opening Day Parade, This event always brings people to the river bank to view the passing boats marking the opening of the boating season. For info on how to join or view contact the yacht club at 916.371.5058.

1, 15 & 29 • Pro Jam Session at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 2 - 6 p.m. Bring your own instrument and sit in with Bob Kinney. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

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.

7 • 19th 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.

7 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy the music of the Jeffery James Band while enjoying food & drink specials. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

7 • 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

11 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Peter’s Steak House in Isleton CA. This mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends while enjoying this popular Delta steakhouse. 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 • 3rd 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 Sugar Barge on Bethel Island. 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 on the day of the event. Visit www.californiadelta.org to pre-order your space.

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

20 - 22 • Jeff Dawson Memorial Discovery Bay Boat Show, Discovery Bay Harbor and Boardwalk, New boats on display to include Mastercraft, Scarab, Marker One, Crest Pontoons, Tracker, Bennington and Sea Ray Yachts at this time. Contact the yacht harbor or 925.516.4700 for more info.

21 • Pittsburg Yacht Club Spring Ball, Pittsburg Yacht Club, cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. $40 and business casual dress. Music by Project 4. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.200.5307

21 • 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.

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 pm to 1 am with $5 cover at the door. On Sunday afternoon from 2 pm to 6pm 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., Location TBD. Check the website for the location and will update asap. 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

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.

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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