Down the Rode - September

 

BAY & BEYOND

SEPTEMBER

3 - 4 & 10 - 11 & 17 - 19 & 24 - 25 Sunset Cruises
Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. Purchase a block of sunset cruises for $225, good for any 15 cruises in the 2010 season. For info call 415.435.2131.

6 Californias Free Fishing Day
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect.

15 - 19 39th Annual NCMA Northern California Fall Boat Show
Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. Show features yachts, both power & sail, being displayed in the JLS Marina. Vessels to 70 feet at the docks and trailer boats on land will ensure that there is a boat for every need at this fall favorite nautical event. Many new yacht debuts and the latest in marine electronics and hardware can be found. For more info 800.698.5777 or www.calboating.com.

16 Safe Boating Class
Offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at the First Congregational Church, 1980 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA. This is a one night a week class for 9 weeks. Contact Lynn Haydis at 408.723.0223 for more info.

17 - 19 53rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey this year. More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

18 NCPCA Over-the-Bottom Racing
San Leandro YC, San Leandro. Celebrating their 75th year they are 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 contact Commodore Diane Lasher at 925.625.3223 or visit http://ncpca.net/.

23 Autumnal Equinox
Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Great day to start cruising the Bay!

25 14th 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 26th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day
since the program began in 1985 over 800,000 Californians have removed more than 14 million pounds of debris from our states shorelines and coast. When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by The Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of one of the largest volunteer events of the year. Participating in this years cleanup is easy. Pre-register with your local coordinator, or simply show up at any of the drop-in sites. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coast4u@coastal.ca.gov.

25 NCPCA Over-the-Bottom Racing, San Rafael YC
San Rafael. Celebrating their 75th year they are 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 contact Commodore Diane Lasher at 925.625.3223 or visit http://ncpca.net/.

 

OCTOBER

1 - 2 & 8 - 9 & 15 - 16 & 22 - 23 & 29 - 30 Sunset Cruises
Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Adults and seniors: $20, Children 6-12: $10. Purchase a block of sunset cruises for $225, good for any 15 cruises in the 2010 season. For info call 415.435.2131.

2 Suisun Waterfront Festival
Suisun City waterfront district. Featuring art, wine & chocolate. Celebrate the Waterfront by sampling dozens of the top wines from around the area. Dozens of unique arts and craft vendors will display and sell their art creations. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.429.2628.

2 - 3 5th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta
Benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raise a sail and save a life! For info on the event view www.leukemiacup.org/sf/

7 - 12 Fleet Week, Pier 39, San Francisco
CA. The Bay Areas opportunity to pay tribute to the men & women of our nations 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 1 p.m. Sunday Air Show starts at approx. 1 p.m. Monday certain ships will be avail. for touring opportunities. For more info call 415.705.5500 or visit www.pier39.com., or www.fleetweek.us/fleetweek_airshow.html

28 - Nov. 1 51st 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.

31 Suisun Halloween Parade
Suisun City waterfront district. 707.421.7744 or call the marina for guest slips or more info at 707.429.2628.

 

DELTA

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.

5 &12 & 19 & 26 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

4 - 6 Live Music at Rosas
Tower Park Marina. California Band performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Sat. and Wooden Nickel performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Sun. and California Band 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Mon. Call 209.365.4693 for details.

6 Californias Free Fishing Day
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect.

8 Delta Chambers Mixer
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Carvalho Family Wines at the Sugar Mill. This September Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

11 - 12 Live Music at Rosas
Tower Park Marina. Tommy & The Edsels performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Sat. and Simply Amazing performs 2 - 6 p.m. on Sun. Call 209.365.4693 for details.

11 - 12 26th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival
by the Pittsburg Chamber. This years event will be moving back to its roots at the revitalized 5th St. & Railroad Ave. Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. General Admission $8, Children 6 & younger free with paying adult. Plenty of vendors offer a variety of seafood, as well as some items that never swam in the sea. Food dishes modest in size and price, a family-oriented event. Continuous entertainment throughout the two-day event. For more info 925.432.7301.

11 Puppy Party for the Delta Big Dog Poker Run
Rosas at Tower Park Marina. Simply Amazing plays in the nightclub from 8 p.m. - 12 midnight. Call 209.365.4693 for details.

12 Delta Big Dog Poker Run
Hosted by Rosas at Tower Park. Tickets are limited to 225 so hurry to get yours now. Tickets available at Rosas, Happy Harbor or Windmill Cove. Or call 209.334.4998 or 209.365.4693 for details. Check in is 9 a.m. where you will receive a T-shirt and buffet breakfast. Stops include Moores Riverboat, Spindrift, Rusty Porthole, The Lighthouse, Windmill Cove, Village West YC and then back to Rosas. Back at Rosas you will enjoy a prime rib dinner and music by Simply Amazing. If you would just like to watch some of these 90+ MPH boats, there are plenty of nice vantage points along the route. If you wish to participate, get your tickets now.

12 Julie Griffin Fundraiser
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 4 p.m. Come out and support the cause for The Delta Explorer Publisher, Julie Griffin. Jim and Vickie Baumann are sure to host a wonderful evening for this very worthy cause. For more info on how you can help or to attend call 707.374.5400.

18 - 19 Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 per team. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

18 - 19 Live Music at Rosas
Tower Park Marina. Simply Amazing performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Sat and 2 - 6 p.m. on Sun. Call 209.365.4693 for details.

18 & 30 Moth Ball Fleet World War II History Cruise
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Depart from Pittsburg on Delta Discovery Cruises to enjoy a 4-hour tour of the fleet with a 3-course lunch and fully narrated history tour of the Mothball Fleet. $55 per person with discount for seniors. Call 925.252.9300 for reservations.

23 Autumnal Equinox
Summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Great day to start cruising the Bay!

24 - 26 Steamboat Meet at B&W Resort Marina
Enjoy a free of charge annual gathering of Steam Engine enthusiasts from all over the country. Also on display will be steam-powered cars and motorcycles. Call Candy Kelp at 916.777.6161 for more info.

 

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.

1 - 3 Antique Classic Boat Society at B&W Resort
On the Delta Loop. Annual event attracts owners of classic wood boats from all over the country also known as the steamboat classic as many of the boats you can view at the event are steam driven. Call Candy at 916.777.6161 for more info.

2 24th Annual Make A Wish Cruise
Driftwood Yacht Club, 6346 Bridgehead Road, Oakley, CA. Event includes two-hour cruises on private yachts, beverages & hors doeuvres served aboard. Live & silent auction! A fabulous lunch served at the club. Entertainment all day. Live music and dancing! Call the Yacht Club at 925.757.5800 for more info.

2 - 3 Delta Thunder Boat Racing
Racing on the Sacramento River in Isleton. Vintage Hydroplane, Tunnel, and Cracker Box racing boats. Testing on Fri. Plenty of family fun. For more info visit www.deltaboatraces.com.

3 & 10 & 17 & 24 & 31 Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

8 - 10 63rd 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.

9 Annual Nautical Swap Meet
Come out for the last swap meet of the year at the Martinez Marina. Come find your treasure, enjoy the fun and destination. For info on attending or how to display call the marina at 925.313.0942 or slips@martinez-marina.com.

10 Live Music at Rosas
Tower Park Marina. Simply Amazing performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Call 209.365.4693 for details.

13 Delta Chambers Mixer
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Chitivas Bar & Grill at the Warehouse, downtown Stockton Waterfront. This October Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Carlos and Liz always make you feel welcome so make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. If you have questions on the event or how your business can host a mixer visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

16 Stockton YC 80th Year Celebration Dinner
6 p.m. cocktails and 7 p.m. dinner followed by an informative historical presentation. Come by and celebrate or investigate the possibility of membership. For info call Commodore Bill Wilson at 209.472.9651.

16 & 31 Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $80 per team. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

18 & 23 Moth Ball Fleet World War II History Cruise
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Depart from Pittsburg on Delta Discovery Cruises to enjoy a 4-hour tour of the fleet with a 3-course lunch and fully narrated history tour of the Mothball Fleet. $55 per person with discount for seniors. Call 925.252.9300 for reservations.

23 Tracy Bass Series OPEN Tournament
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. This series is open to everyone, $150 entry fee with many other options such as big fish. All events lead up to the final T.O.C. held in May. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

24 Rosas Halloween Party
Tower Park Marina. Sinister Blues performs 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Come out, enjoy the music and dress up. Cash prizes for Best Costume. Call 209.365.4693 for details.

 

ONGOING

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 info on this or any other program offered call 415.561.7006.

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
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 & water will be available. Call 510.627.1215 for actual dates and reservations.

Delta Discovery Cruises
Operating cruise boats out of both Pittsburg and Stockton. Educational Cruises, scheduled group and private party cruises including weddings and corporate outings. Call 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com for more info on schedules, times and costs.

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.

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.

Delta Fishing Reports
Weekly every Wed. at www.california delta.org.

Safe Boating Courses
For nearest C.G. Aux. course, 800.869.SAIL or 800.869.BOAT. For nearest Power Sqd. course, 800.SEA.SKIL

 

60 September 2010 BAY & DELTA YACHTSMAN www.YachtsmanMagazine.com by Ty mellott


 



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