Down The Rode - November 2017

BAY & BEYOND

OCTOBER

23 - 25 • 46th 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 Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa. Conference information and registration are available at www.marina.org

28 • 3 Hour Island and Lighthouses of the Bay Sightseeing History Cruise aboard the Historic Potomac, Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht Potomac, while learning some history of the Bay. Enjoy a special cruise featuring the Oakland Estuary, Alameda and Treasure Islands and lighthouses of the Bay. $75 per person and includes a box lunch. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

29 - Nov. 11 • 22nd Annual Baja Ha Ha XXIV, 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

1 - 5 • 58th 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.

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

11 • 29th 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 • 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.

25 • Petaluma Santa’s 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.

30 - Dec 3 • 40th Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, St. Petersburg, FL. The Gulf Coast’s largest boat show is set to cruise into the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, FL. For more info 954/764.7642 or visit www.showmanagement.com

DECEMBER

TBD • Christmas on the Suisun Waterfront, Suisun Waterfront District, Harbor Plaza. Bring the whole family for this annual holiday celebration that will include the lighted boat parade, European-style Christmas market, Christmas Tree Auction to benefit local charities and much more. For info you can call 707/428.4970.

2 • 41st Annual Lighted Yacht Parade in the Oakland/Alameda Estuary, Sponsored by the Encinal YC, Oakland YC. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland”, 5:30 p.m. approx. start, Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Entry fee includes a photo of your boat and skipper goodie bag. For more info visit www.lightedyachtparade.com or www.encinal.org or www.oaklandyachtclub.com or call 510/521.0905.

9 • 30th Annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Display, Enjoy this annual event whether it be from land or as a participant as the parade runs along the Sausalito Waterfront. 6 - 11 p.m. For more info visit www.syconline.org or www.oursausalito.com/calendar-of-events/sausalito-lighted-boat-parade.html

TBD • San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade, 6 p.m. start. Best venues to view the event are the turning basin, San Rafael Yacht Club and the Seafood Peddler restaurant. If you wish to participate in this year’s event and be a part of Marin’s holiday tradition please visit www.lightedboatparade.org.

December 10 - 13 • MRAA 2017 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

31 • Bay Area New Year’s Eve Parties, Most Bay Area restaurants and clubs stage their own New Year’s Eve parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2018 together!

JANUARY

1 • Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2018! Get out and use your boat with family and friends more this year.

DELTA

OCTOBER

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 • 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.

28 • Moore’s Riverboat Halloween Costume Party, Moore’s Riverboat on the Delta Loop, 8 p.m. start with free appetizers throughout the evening, prizes for best costume, dancing. Come by car or boat to experience the craziest night on the Riverboat.

28 • Windmill Cove Halloween Costume Party, Windmill Cove, 8 p.m. start with free appetizers throughout the evening, prizes for best costume, dancing. Come by car or boat to experience one of the wildest nights on the Delta.

NOVEMBER

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

8 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Captain Morgan’s Delta Adventures will be your host for this early fall mixer. Each mixer is a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members, network and always proves to be a fun evening. Come and enjoy a great evening with friends. Come by car or boat and bring your friends to 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.

DECEMBER

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 • 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.

Friday- Saturday & Sundays • Moore’s Riverboat Weekend Entertainment, Moore’s Riverboat is officially back open under New Management. Aside from dining overlooking the Delta and a full bar, Moore’s is bringing back popular weekend entertainment. Friday Karaoke starts at 7:30 p.m., Saturday live music starting at 7:30 p.m. and live music Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. For info on entertainment, food and bar or special event bookings call Moore’s Riverboat at 916/777.4884.

2 • Marina West Yacht Club’s 36th Annual Lighted Boat Parade, Lynn Hahn Memorial Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade. Come out and participate in this year’s event and show your support for the Woman who worked so very hard every year to make this fund raising parade a success. Parade starts at 5 p.m. For info and registration regarding this charitable event contact Tina Tremain at 916/216.1626 or e-mail her at tina_tremain@att.net

2 • Delta Marina Lighted Boat Parade, the Delta Marina in Rio Vista provides great vantage points if you wish to view by land. For more information on how to attend or be a part of this event, call the Delta Marina at 707.374.2315 for more info. If wishing to view the parade while at The Point Restaurant, you may want to call ahead for reservations.

2 • 26th Annual Capital City YC Lighted Boat Parade, Sacramento. For more info and times visit www.ccyc.net or call the Sacramento Marina at 916/808.5712 or visit www.sacramentomarina.com. The marina will have guest docking available, make sure to call for availability and pricing.

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Stockton Yacht Club. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy this ever popular Mixer venue. Come by car or boat as the SYC welcomes all and makes them feel like one of their own. 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.

31 • New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd’s Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out and ring in the New Year with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at The Rusty Porthole 925/684.3607.

31 • Spindrift Restaurant New Year’s Eve Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916/777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

31 • Rosa’s at Tower Park New Year’s Eve Celebration, Tower Park Resort & Marina. Dinner and Drink Specials TBA, followed by live music. Reservations are Highly Recommended. Come ring in the New Year in style with John and Cheryl. Party favors, champagne and balloon drop at midnight. For more info call 209/365.0131. Remember if coming by boat to contact the marina for your space reservation on the guest docks.

31 • New Year’s Party at Windmill Cove, Come early and stay late as this is sure to be a Huge Party.

31 • New Year’s Eve Party at The Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the music while overlooking the water. For more info call 707/374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

31 • Delta’s New Year’s Eve Parties, Most Bay Area restaurants and clubs stage their own New Year’s Eve parties, usually with live music and party favors. There may be a fee for some and most will require reservations. Make sure to inquire with your favorite hot spot and as always party responsibly so we can all enjoy 2018 together!

JANUARY

1 • Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2018! Get out and use your boat with family and friends more this year.

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 Hornet Tours, Sea, Air and Space Museum, Alameda CA. The Ship is open for daily visits and offers several specialty tours including a 9 p.m-6 a.m. overnighter. If you wish to visit and need more info regarding general admission, specialty tours or group events, www.uss-hornet.org

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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