Down The Rode - September 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.

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.

5 • 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/licens ing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

17 - 20 • 51st Anniversary Rolex Big Boat Series, San Francisco Bay. 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of Rolex, the title sponsor being involved with the Big Boat Series. Plenty of events planned for this year's regatta in San Francisco. Whether you are participating or viewing,ƒ this event it is a longtime Bay Area favorite. Visit http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/ for more information.

18 - 20 • 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Coastal Cruising is ideal at this time of year. Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey! More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

19 • 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 980,000 Californians have removed more than 17.2 million pounds of debris from our state's shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html.

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 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.usspotomac.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 - 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.

DELTA

AUGUST

29 • Pittsburg Yacht Club Casino Night, Put on your best Gambling Garb and come on down and enjoy PYC's casino night! Poker, Blackjack, Texas Holdem, Roulette, Craps. Cocktails 5:00pm. Gaming and dinner 6-9:00 p.m. Cost is $45 per person, which includes dinner & $500 in gambling chips. Casino Night Raffle! Win a $2,500 travel voucher to the destination of your choice!! This also includes a travel gift bag!! Tickets $20 each or 6 for $100. Drawing will be Aug. 29 at the Casino Night (You need not be present to win). For reservations and further information please contact Jan Cutaia-Iaconis 925.783.0812 or JCutaia@aol.com.

29 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, Square One performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music by several talented performers throughout the summer. Call 925.684.9075 for more info on the Sugar Barge Marina, RV Park and or Restaurant.

SEPTEMBER

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.

Tuesdays • Bridge Marina Yacht Club Tuesday Evening Dinners. Whether by boat or car the yacht club will be offering Taco, Spaghetti, Chinese and other dinner specials throughout the summer. Cocktails start at 5 p.m. and dinner served around 6:45 p.m. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling 925.698.6856.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday & Sunday • Weekend Wine Tasting, E2 Family Winery 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 23 Main Street, Isleton, CA. $5 tasting which is refundable with purchase. For more info, 916.777.4800 or www.Isletonchamber.com.

5 • 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/licens ing/fishing/freefishdays.html.

5 - 6 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, Mama Luke performs 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and Axis on Sunday 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music by several talented performers throughout the summer. Call 925.684.9075 for more info on the Sugar Barge Marina, RV Park and or Restaurant.

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Stockton Downtown Marina. 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. 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.

10 • San Joaquin Delta Power Squadron Safe Boating Course, 7 - 9 p.m., Stockton Yacht Club, 3235 River Drive, Stockon, CA. Become a safe and skilled boater with the course where topics include: boating safety, navigation rules, state and federal boating regulations, chart use, piloting and much more. For more info visit www.sjdps.org.

12 • Low Country Seafood Boil, Pittsburg Yacht Club. Starts at 5 p.m. after the Seafood Festival. Advance tick. $45 each with only 75 dinners available so reservations are a must. Call 925.200.5307 for info.

12 - 13 • 31st Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, with 2014 having returned to the roots of the festival's location, the 2015 festival will again be held at the Pittsburg Waterfront.. Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sun 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Plenty of vendors offer a variety of seafood, as well as some items that never swam in the sea. For more info 925.432.7301 or contact the Pittsburg Marina, especially if looking for weekend guest docking. 925.439.4958.

14 • Rusty Porthole Annual Poker Run, list of stops to be the usual Delta suspects with more info and details to follow as the date nears. Entry fee includes breakfast and dinner plus a Tee Shirt and payout on winning poker hand. You can contact 925.684.3607 for more info.

18 • NCPCA "Over-the-Bottom" Contest, Benicia. 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/

19 • 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 980,000 Californians have removed more than 17.2 million pounds of debris from our state's shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html.

19 • Delta Waterway Clean Up in Conjunction with the 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, The San Joaquin Yacht Club on Bethel Island has been selected by the Delta Conservancy as the Delta Water Way Cleanup Location. If you would like to get involved in helping keep your Delta Waters clean please contact the SJYC at www.sjyc.org or call 925.684.9985 to sign up. For more info on the Coastal Cleanup Day contact 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html.

19 & 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.)

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.

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.

16 • Delta Thunder VI Power Boat Races and Boat Show, Antioch. The event is being listed as tentative at this time. Visit www.apba.org/races/delta-thunder-v-7169. Contact 925.757.1714 for more details on this event.

NOVEMBER

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

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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