Down The Rode - October 2015

BAY & BEYOND

SEPTEMBER

Thursdays • Suisun City Wine Tasting on the Square, Suisun City waterfront district. Come enjoy interesting Suisun Valley and regional wines paired with tasty morsels from Cast Iron Grill & Bar with friends while enjoying the music. Call 707.421.7744 or the marina for guest slips and more info at 707.429.2628.

23 • 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.

26 • 19th Annual PICYA Wheelchair Regatta, Encinal YC, Alameda, CA. This powerboat cruise for our disabled U.S. Service Veterans is followed by a picnic back at the YC. For information on attending this event or helping out, contact the Encinal YC 510.522.3272 or visit www.picya.com.

OCTOBER

Thursdays • Suisun City Wine Tasting on the Square, Suisun City waterfront district. Come enjoy interesting Suisun Valley and regional wines paired with tasty morsels from Cast Iron Grill & Bar with friends while enjoying the music. Call 707.421.7744 or the marina for guest slips and more info at 707.429.2628.

Fri & Sat Evenings • 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.

3 • 11th Annual Waterfront Festival featuring Art, Wine and Chocolate, Suisun City Waterfront from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Come celebrate by sampling more than 20 of the top wines from local and regional wineries coupled with terrific chocolate treats. More than 85 artisans display hand-crafted items and sell their art creations. Call 707.421.7744 or the marina for guest slips and more info at 707.429.2628.

5 - 12 • Fleet Week, Naval Fleet Week and the flying of the Blue Angels. Come out, support our naval troops and pay tribute to the men & women of our nation’s Navy and Marine Services. Pier 39 is an excellent viewing area to enjoy a number of the week’s events. Thursday Blue Angels maneuvers. Friday practice air show with the Blue Angels. Saturday parade of ships TBD plus Blue Angels Air Show starting at approx. 12:30 p.m. Sunday Air Show starts at approx. 12:30 p.m. Monday certain ships will be available for touring opportunities. For more info call 415.705.5500 or visit www.pier39.com or www.fleetweek.us.

10 • NCPCA “Over-the-Bottom” Contest, San Rafael. NCPCA will be inviting all boaters who are interested in learning about navigational charts, rules and regulations while enjoying the fun of navigating the Bay and Delta waters. For more info call Jack Praytor at 209.526.5481 or visit http://ncpca.net/

10 - 11 • Blue Angels Viewing aboard the Historic Potomac, Watch the Blue Angels from the middle of the Bay aboard this fabulous piece of history. Call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspo tomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

17 - 18 • 10th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta, San Francisco Yacht Club. Saturday evening VIP dinner and Sunday regatta benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raise a sail and save a life! For info on the event view www.leukemiacup.org/sf/.

26 - 28 • 44th 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 marina industry to network and learn about the issues facing the marina industry today. This year’s conference will be held at the Fess Parker, A Double Tree by Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara, California. Conference information and registration are available at www.marina.org.

26 - Nov. 19 • 22nd Annual Baja Ha Ha XIX, for more info on this fun-filled Latitude 38 sponsored cruise to Mexico visit www.baja-haha.com.

NOVEMBER

1 • Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back...

5 - 9 • 56th 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.

11 • 27th 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. and 2:30 p.m. departures. 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.

15 - 18 • MRAA 2015 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.

21 & 22 • Pier 39’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, noon - 6 p.m. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas as well as songs and entertainment from many of your favorite Disneyland Friends. Pier 39’s majestic tree, adorned with 400 glistening ornaments, 500 multi-colored bows and 2,000 twinkling lights will be lit at 5:30 p.m. in the Entrance Plaza.

28 • Petaluma Santa’s Riverboat Arrival, Turning Basin and the Historic Downtown of Petaluma at 11 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.

DELTA

SEPTEMBER

23 • Autumnal Equinox, Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Perfect time of the year to cruise the Delta! Contact any Delta Area marina to arrange slips for your cruising plans.

27 • 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. (Note: Dates are not set for sure at this time, please check website for any changes.)

26 - 27 • Classic Steamboat Meet, B&W Resort & Marina. The public can view the boats and talk to the owners. Contact Candy at 916.777.6161 for all the details and information.

OCTOBER

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.

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.

3 • Pittsburg Make A Wish Cruise Fundraiser, Pittsburg Yacht Club. Proceeds benefiting the well-known and worthy Make A Wish foundation. Fun-filled day includes continental breakfast, cruise on a private yacht, lunch, live music and dancing plus live and silent auctions. Call 925.427.9474 for info on how to participate and or attend this worthy cause.

3 - 4 • American Classic Boat Association Wooden Boat Gathering, B&W Resort & Marina. The public can view the boats and talk to the owners. Contact Candy at 916.777.6161 for all the details and information.

3 & 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. (Note: Dates are not set for sure at this time, please check website for any changes.)

4 • 1st Sunday Musically Diverse Dinner Show, Pittsburg Yacht Club, performing artist is jazz and blues singer Frankye Kelly, 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.

9 -11 • 68th Annual Rio Vista Bass Festival, Rio Vista, CA. With an average of 1,400 fishermen entered yearly, this is truly one of the largest bass tournaments around. Festivities include a parade down Main Street, fireworks over the water on Sat., food booths, car shows, live music and other activities. For info on entry fee and this year’s prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707.374.2700.

14 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Stockton Yacht Club. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends as the SYC is sure to host a wonderful evening. Bring friends and introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Great location with plenty of guest docking to come by boat if you like. 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 - 26 • Historic Lady Washington Visits Antioch, Antioch Marina. Daily tours and adventure sail from 2 - 4 p.m. For info on cost to tour and or sail please call the Antioch Marina at 925.779.6957.

17 - 18 • Delta Thunder VI Power Boat Races and Boat Show, Antioch Marina. Visit www.apba.org/races/delta-thunder-v-7169. Contact 925.757.1714 for more details on this event or call the Antioch Marina at 925.779.6957 for guest berthing during the event.

NOVEMBER

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.

1 • Daylight Saving Time Ends, Remember, Fall Back…

7 & 15 • 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. (Note: Dates are not set for sure at this time, please check website for any changes.) (Note: No scheduled tournaments for the Month of December.)

11 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Village West Yacht Club located on the Village West Marina property in Stockton, 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. Come by car or boat as the members of the VWYC are sure to make the evening a great one. 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.

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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