Down The Rode - October 2016

BAY & BEYOND

SEPTEMBER

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.

24 · 20h 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

25 · 30th Annual Fall Antique Faire, Browse and shop in historic downtown Petaluma where more than 180 vendors offer antiques and collectibles for every interest and budget. For more info call 707.762.9348 or go to www.petalumadowntown.com

 

OCTOBER

Friday & Saturday thru The Middle of the Month · 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.

1 · 12th Annual Art, Wine & Chocolate Festival, Suisun City waterfront district. Celebrate the Suisun City Waterfront by sampling more than 20 of the top wines from local and regional wineries coupled with terrific chocolate treats. Call 707.421.7744 or the marina for guest slips and more info at 707.429.2628.

3 - 10 · 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 weeks 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

7 - 9 · 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.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

13 - 16 · Northern California Yacht Fest, Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda, CA. Largest Free Brokerage & New Yacht Show in Northern California. Free parking and admission. More than 100 yachts will be on display to include power & sail/new & used also quite a few marine exhibitors, seminars, music and food. Visit yachtfest.net or call 510.521.6213 for more info.

15 · 4th Annual Kruzin 4 Kids aboard the Historic Potomac, the cruise will take some 300 patients and families form the Benioff Childrens Hospital In Oakland out for a fun cruise on the bay. If you would like to participate financially please contact Gerry Kamilos at gkamilos@kamilos.com

22 - 23 · 11th 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/

24 - 26 · 45th 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 years conference will be held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA. Conference information and registration are available at www.marina.org

29 - 30 · City of Suisun 1st annual Fishing Derby, Suisun City waterfront and marina. Prizes, fun and fishing. For info contact the marina at 707.429.2628.

30 - Nov. 12 · 22nd Annual Baja Ha Ha XIX, 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.

NOVEMBER

5 - 8 · MRAA 2016 Annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Orange County Convention Center and Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL. For additional information and a list of this years speakers and scheduled events call the Marine Retailers Association of America at 708.763.9210 or visit www.mraa.com.

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

3 - 7 · 57th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. One of the worlds 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 · 28th 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.

19 & 20 · Pier 39s 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 39s 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.

26 · Petaluma Santas 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.

DELTA

SEPTEMBER

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.

23 - 24 · Northwest Classic Steamboat Society Regatta, 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.

23 - 25 · Bi-Annual Stephens Yacht Rendezvous, Delta Marina in Rio Vista. Take a tour of a variety of Stephens Yachts, speak to the owners and learn about the history of the individual vessels. Call the marina for details at 707.374.2315.

24 · Live Music at Rosas at Tower Park, Sat 9 p.m. Gary Mendoza Band. Come by car or boat. $5 Cover applies to some events Call 209.365.0131 for more info.

25 · 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

25 · Windjammer Fishing Tournaments, $50 entry fee per person, teams/individuals are all welcome. 1st place $500, 2nd place $300, 3rd place $200, B&W Resort Marina, Isleton, CA. Check in at 4 a.m./weigh in at 3 p.m.. Rules and additional information by calling (916) 320-6187 or www.facebook.com/windjammerfishingtournaments

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 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 · 30th Annual Make A Wish Delta Cruise Fundraiser, Bridge Marina Yacht Club will be joined by the Pittsburg Yacht Club (PYC has hosted the event the past two years). 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 925.698.6856 for info on how to participate and or attend this worthy cause.

1 - 2 · Delta Thunder VII Memorial Boat Races, Enjoy boat races along the Antioch Waterfront with live music, boat show, kids play area, and food and craft vendors. Free admission family fun event. For more information call 925.779.6957 or visit www.ci.antiochmarina.ca.us/antioch-marina

1 - 2 · Antique & Classic Boat Society Annual Cruise, 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.

7 - 9 · 69th 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 years prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707.374.2700.

12 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Vieiras Resort. This co-sponsored mixer (Vieiras Resort & Twin Rivers Marine Insurance) will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members along with the chance to see another part of the Delta that may be new to you. Come by car or boat 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 & 23 · 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

29 · Spindrift Halloween Costume Party, Spindrift Restaurant on the Delta Loop, Chris and Sherri are sure to bring out all the ghosts and goblins at this popular delta establishment. Contact 916.777.4944 for more info.

29 · Pittsburg Yacht Club Halloween Costume Party, Pittsburg Yacht Club, admission $25 with prizes for best costume: best couple, scariest and most creative. DJ Little Filipe preforms at 8 p.m. Call 925.200.5307 for info or reservations.

29 · Halloween Party at Rosas at Tower Park, Be sure to put your scare on as John and crew are sure to bring their best to entertain you. Drink and food specials. Call 209.365.0131 for more info.

30 · Windjammer Fishing Tournaments, $50 entry fee per person, teams/individuals are all welcome. 1st place $500, 2nd place $300, 3rd place $200, B&W Resort Marina, Isleton, CA. Check in at 4 a.m./weigh in at 3 p.m. Rules and additional information by calling (916) 320-6187 or www.facebook.com/windjammerfishingtournaments

NOVEMBER

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 · 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

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

9 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hood Supply Co., 10761 Hood Franklin Road, Hood, CA. This Autumn mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members along with the chance to see another part of the Delta that may be new to you. Come 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.

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, 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

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, Fishermans 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 FDRs 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 OBrien WW II Liberty Ship, National Historic Landmark and Museum. Open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Pier 45, Fishermans 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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