Down The Rode - May 2017

BAY & BEYOND

APRIL

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

8 • Mother’s Day

20 - 26 • 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

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 & 25 • Sunday 2 Hour Blues Cruise On-Board the USS Potomac, 3 p.m. from Oakland’s Jack London Square. $55 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 2-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

10 • Martinez Marina National Marina Day, 12 noon - 3 p.m. Martinez Yacht Club. 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.

10 • 16th 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

15 - 18 • 14th Annual San Diego International Boat Show, Spanish Landing Park, East. In its second year under the Duncan McIntosh Company, this year’s show is projected to be larger with more boats in the water and booth exhibits. Make a weekend of it and find your next dream vessel or needed marine gear for your current vessel. For details on the show you can visit www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com for all the information.

18 • 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.

21 - 25 • 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.

24 - 25 • 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

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

29 • 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.

JULY

1 • 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 • 4th of July Cruise & Fireworks Viewing On-Board the USS Potomac, 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 Holiday Fireworks the Bay has to offer. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866.468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

DELTA

APRIL

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, 2017, 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

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.

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, 2017. 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.

6 • 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

6 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

7 • 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.

8 • Mother’s Day

10 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location to be determined. Info on where 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.

12 & 26 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Paint Nite, Come out and create your artwork, enjoy the company of your friends and drink creatively. For times and tickets go to www.paintnite.com and enter the dates. Use promo code ROSAS20 for a $20.00 discount. For more info on this event or others at Rosa’s call 209/365.1031.

13 • 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, 2017, 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 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

20 - 26 • 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

20 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

21 • 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, 2017, 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

26 • Karaoke Friday at Rosa’s at Tower Park, Come out with MC Tanya Hannabogh and become a Star. 8 p.m. start time. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

27 - 28 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

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 • 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.

3 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

3 - 4 • 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

9 & 23 • Rosa’s at Tower Park Paint Nite, Come out and create your artwork, enjoy the company of your friends and drink creatively. For times and tickets go to www.paintnite.com and enter the dates. Use promo code ROSAS20 for a $20.00 discount. For more info on this event or others at Rosa’s call 209/365.1031.

10 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

10 • 16th 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

14 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Discovery Bay Yacht Club. 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.

17 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

24 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy Live Music and food & drink specials. Visit the events calendar on for the evenings preforming band at www.facebook.com/rosasattowerpark.com $5 cover at the door. Come by car or boat. Call 209/365.0131 for more info.

JULY

1 • 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 • Hilton’s Fireworks Extravaganza, Mandeville. Fireworks to begin approx. 1/2 hour after sunset. It has been announced that the 4th of July Fireworks show will indeed happen on Tuesday the 4th.

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.



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