Down The Rode - November 2018

BAY & BEYOND

 

OCTOBER

 

22 - 24 · 47th Annual Marina Recreation Assoc. Educational Conference & Trade Show, Members are treated to informative marine & business lectures, trade show exhibits & booths. This is an excellent venue for the marine industry to network and learn about the issues facing the marina industry today. This year’s conference to be held in Santa Barbara once again at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Information and registration are available at www.marina.org

 

29 - Nov. 10 · Baja Ha Ha XXV, for more info on this fun-filled Latitude 38 sponsored cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com

 

31 · City Of Suisun Halloween Parade, Suisun City waterfront and marina. Come out and enjoy the frights of the night as the waterfront is transformed into scary front. For more info call 707/429.2628.

 

31 - November 4 · 59th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. One of the world’s largest boat shows featuring more than a billion dollars’ worth of boats, yachts, super-yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of accessories from every major marine manufacturer and builder worldwide. 800/940.7642 for more info.

 

NOVEMBER

 

4 · Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back...

 

10 · About Boating Safety Class, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14 presents this 8-hour class for boaters of all levels who would like to learn more about boating safely. Loch Lomond Yacht Club, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. This class meets the requirement for the Cal Boater Card. To resister contact Mary Kirkwood 415/209.9999 or mkirkwoodaux@gmail.com

 

11 · 30th Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade, Historic Downtown Petaluma at 1 p.m. With the help of many donations this year you will still be able to see the largest most colorful parade of its kind in Nor Cal with bands, Color Guards, decorated vehicles and more. 707/769.0429.

 

11 · Veterans Day Cruise, The Potomac honors our veterans with two special 2.5-hour cruises. 11 a.m. departure. Prices vary, adults $55, seniors $50, 12 and under $35, veterans and active duty in uniform $40. Coffee and soft drinks will be complimentary. For reservations call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org

 

21 - Jan 1 · Pier 39 Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Pier 39 is spreading Holiday cheer on San Francisco’s Waterfront! The Pier is unwrapping a new nightly tree lighting experience on its 60-foot Christmas tree which will come to life at the top of each hour from 5-10pm, November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019. Synchronized to Holiday music, the tree will become a kaleidoscope of swirling color, adorned with thousands of specialty lights and ornaments. These dazzling tree lighting moments take center stage all season long. Get into the spirit of the season at Pier 39 while shopping, dining, and sipping on a Holiday cocktail or a cup of hot cocoa. Visitors will also enjoy local community performances, writing letters to Santa, fun social sharing activities and receiving a “thank you” gift for bringing a toy for those less fortunate.

 

24 · Petaluma Santa’s Riverboat Arrival, Turning Basin and the Historic Downtown of Petaluma at 11:30 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Petaluma Riverfront onboard a boat, to greet the children and distribute candy canes. Call 707/769.0429 for more info.

 

29 - Dec 2 · 41st Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coast’s largest boat show is set to cruise into the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, FL. For more info 954/764.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com

 

DECEMBER

 

TBD · Christmas on the Suisun Waterfront, Suisun Waterfront District, Harbor Plaza. Bring the whole family for this annual holiday celebration that will include the lighted boat parade, European-style Christmas market, Christmas Tree Auction to benefit local charities and much more. For info you can call 707/428.4970.

 

8 · 31st Annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Display, Enjoy this annual event whether it be from land or as a participant as the parade runs along the Sausalito Waterfront. 6 - 11 p.m. For more info visit www.syconline.org or www.oursausalito.com/calendar-of-events/sausalito-lighted-boat-parade.html

 

TBD · San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade, 6 p.m. start. Best venues to view the event are the turning basin, San Rafael Yacht Club and the Seafood Peddler restaurant. If you wish to participate in this year’s event and be a part of Marin’s holiday tradition please visit www.lightedboatparade.org

 

9 - 12 · MRAA 2018 Annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL. For additional information and a list of this year’s speakers and scheduled events call the Marine Retailers Association of America at 708/763.9210 or visit www.mraa.com

 

31 · Bay Area New Year’s Eve Parties, Most Bay Area restaurants and clubs stage their own New Year’s Eve parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2019 together!

 

 

DELTA

 

OCTOBER

 

Tue · Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209/948.6995.

 

Thurs - 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.

 

Fri · 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.

 

Sat Evenings · Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Prime Rib and Live Music, Sugar Barge, Bethel Island. Every Saturday evening another choice for fine waterfront dining has been added by the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill Staff. Come by car or boat. For details you can call 925/684.9332 or visit sugarbarge.com

 

16 - Nov 1 · Tall Ships Return To Antioch, Enjoy tours of two historic Tall Ships as what is now confirmed to be an annual event when the Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington return. Special events and tours offered while docked at the main river guest dock right below the newly opened Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill at the Antioch Marina. For info on the events and the times that tours are offered you can contact the marina at 925/779.6957.

 

NOVEMBER

 

Thurs - 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.

 

Fri · 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.

 

4 · Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back...

 

14 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location to be announced, Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests as this newly added mixer sponsor presents you with what is sure to be an enjoyable evening. 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.

 

14 - 15 · California Boating & Waterways Commission Meeting, Wed 4 Hour Field Trip with time and location TBA. Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Commission Meeting at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda. Public input welcomed. Meeting minutes are posted after every meeting and for more info on minutes or the meeting itself contact 916.327.1779.

 

DECEMBER

 

1 · Delta Marina Lighted Boat Parade, the Delta Marina in Rio Vista provides great vantage points if you wish to view by land. For more information on how to attend or be a part of this event, call the Delta Marina at 707.374.2315 for more info. If wishing to view the parade while at The Point Restaurant, you may want to call ahead for reservations.

 

1 · Stockton’s 37th Annual Lighted Boat Parade, Lynn Hahn Memorial Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade. Originally a Marina West Yacht Club Event but now sponsored by the Stockton Yacht Club. Come out and participate in this year’s event and show your support for the Woman who worked so very hard every year to make this fund raising parade a success. Parade starts at 5 p.m. For information check out stocktonlightedboatparade.com or stocktonyachtclub.com or contact Bob Cain at bcain@layer3technology.com 916/806.9200

 

1 · 27th Annual Capital City YC Lighted Boat Parade, Sacramento. For more info and times visit www.ccyc.net or call the Sacramento Marina at 916/808.5712 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com. The marina will have guest docking available, make sure to call for availability and pricing.

 

12 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Stockton Yacht Club, Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests as this newly added mixer sponsor presents you with what is sure to be an enjoyable evening. 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.

 

22 · Autumnal Equinox, summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Perfect time of the year to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay Area marina to arrange slips for your cruising plans.

 

28 - 30 · Sacramento Delta Steamboat Society Regatta, B&W Resort & Marina. The public can view the boats and talk to the owners. Contact Candy at 916/777.6161 or visit www.northweststeamsociety.org/upcoming-events for all the details and information.

 

31 · New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd’s Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out and ring in the New Year with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at the Rusty Porthole 925/684.3607.

 

31 · Spindrift Restaurant New Year’s Eve Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916/777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

 

31 · New Year’s Party at Windmill Cove, Come early and stay late as this is sure to be a Huge Party.

 

31 · New Year’s Eve Party at The Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the music while overlooking the water. For more info call 707/374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

 

31 · Delta New Year’s Eve Parties, Most Delta restaurants and clubs stage their own New Year’s Eve parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2019 together!

 

JANUARY

 

1 · Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2019! Get out and use your boat and make it a personal goal to introduce someone new to boating this year.

 

1 · 39th Annual Frozen Bun Run at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd’s Harbor, Bethel Island. Signups begin at 8 a.m. A winter water-ski run by the Bethel Island Chamber. They provide the towboats and even the skis if needed. Costumes are encouraged with awards in several categories. For more info contact the Bethel Is. Chamber at 925.684.3320 or call Rob at the Rusty Porthole 925.684.3607 or visit www.bethelisland-chamber.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 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. H



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