Down The Rode - September 2016

BAY & BEYOND

SEPTEMBER

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.

3 • 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

15 - 18 • 52nd Anniversary Rolex Big Boat Series, San Francisco Bay. 2016 marks 11 years 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 this event it is a long time Bay Area Favorite. Visit http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/ for more information.

17 • 32nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 18.5 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.

17 • Emeryville Marina Marine Gear Swap Meet, 8 a.m. - 12 noon next to the Emeryville Marina. If you have stuff you need to get rid of, more than likely there is someone else needing the very same item. Spots are no charge to sell your used items. Make plans to attend, you may find that lost relic you have been searching years for. Call the marina for more info at 510.654.3716.

16 - 18 • 59th 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

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 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

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 Children’s 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 year’s 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

DELTA

AUGUST

27 • Martinez Marina Swap Meet, Martinez Marina from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Whether you are looking to rid yourself of that marine gear or find some make sure to attend the late summer swap meet. Set up at 7:30 a.m. Call the marina office for more info at 925.313.0942.

27 • Pittsburg Yacht Club Casino Night, Put on your best Gambling Garb and come on down and enjoy PYC’s casino night! Poker, Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, Craps. Cocktails 5:00pm. Gaming and dinner 6-9:00 p.m. Cost is $25 per person or $100 for 6. For reservations and further information please contact 925.200.5307.

27 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, Square One performs 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 for more info.

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.

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.

Fridays • 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 • 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.

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.

Saturdays • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Enjoy the music by Gary Mendoza while enjoying food & drink specials. Come by car or boat. Call 209.365.4693 for more info.

2 • Wine & Art First Fridays, Pittsburg Marina, 5:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music, great wine, craft beer, and local art at the beautiful Pittsburg Marina and waterfront. For info or guest berthing you can call the marina at 925.439.4958.

2 • First Friday in Walnut Grove, Enjoy the open house style as local businesses such as The Tong, Seeker, Crazy by Design and Whirl Wind Gifts show off their wares.

3 • 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

3 - 4 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, Sat 9 p.m. Terry Sheets, Sun 2 p.m. Bob Kinney & Sun 9 p.m. Crosstown 5. Come by car or boat. $5 Cover applies to some events Call 209.365.0131 for more info.

3 & 4 • Top Deck Live Music at the Sugar Barge Outdoor Bar & Grill, Mama Luke performs 4-8 p.m. Sept. 3rd & Axis Rock Tribute Band performs 4-8 pm. Sept 4th. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 for more info.

4 • Windjammer Fishing Tournaments, $50 entry fee per person, teams/individuals are all welcome. 1st place $500, 2nd place $300, 3rd place $200, Buckley Cove Boat Launch, Stockton, CA. Check in at 6 a.m./weigh in at noon. Rules and additional information by calling (916) 320-6187 or www.facebook.com/windjammerfishingtournaments

10 - 11 • 32nd Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, with 2014 having returned to the roots of the festival’s location, the 2016 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.

10 - 11 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, Sat 9 p.m. Flat Busted, Sun 2 p.m. Bob Kinney. Come by car or boat. $5 Cover applies to some events Call 209.365.0131 for more info.

14 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Village West Yacht Club. This 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 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.

17 • 32nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 18.5 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.

17 - 18 • Live Music at Rosa’s at Tower Park, Sat 9 p.m. Mojo Social Club, Sun 2 p.m. Bob Kinney. Come by car or boat. $5 Cover applies to some events Call 209.365.0131 for more info.

17 & 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

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 Rosa’s 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 • 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 • 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 year’s prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707.374.2700.

12 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Vieira’s Resort. This co-sponsored mixer (Vieira’s 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

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

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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