Down The Rode -November 2019

BAY & BEYOND OCTOBER

21 - 23 • 48th 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 to be held in San Diego at the Hilton La Jolla Torey. Information and registration are available at www.marina.org

30 - November 3 • 60th 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.

NOVEMBER

2 • San Mateo County Flare Collection Day, One-day collection event for recreational boaters who berth a boat or live in San Mateo County. Pilar Point Harbor 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Oyster Point Harbor 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is your opportunity to safely dispose of unused and out of date flares. Call Wesley Won at 650/655.6217 for info and to make your reservation.

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

11 • 31st 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

16 • 31st Annual Sea Music Concert Series, Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8pm-10pm, aboard Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. Wheelchair accessible. Brass Farthing is a 9-member singing group of stalwart lads brought together to perform traditional and contemporary maritime and drinking songs, and to spread good cheer. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/31st-annual-sea-music-concert-series-tickets-61587131769 or by calling 415/561.7006 or at the door (Hyde Street Pier entrance) on the night of the concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

26 - Jan 5 • Pier 39 Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Pier 39 is spreading Holiday cheer on San Francisco’s Waterfront! The Pier is unwrapping a new nightly tree lighting experience on its 60-foot Christmas tree which will come to life at the top of each hour from 5-10 p.m, November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019. Synchronized to Holiday music, the tree will become a kaleidoscope of swirling color, adorned with thousands of specialty lights and ornaments. These dazzling tree lighting moments take center stage all season long. Get into the spirit of the season at Pier 39 while shopping, dining, and sipping on a Holiday cocktail or a cup of hot cocoa. Visitors will also enjoy local community performances, writing letters to Santa, fun social sharing activities and receiving a “thank you” gift for bringing a toy for those less fortunate.

30 • 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.

DECEMBER

1 • Christmas at 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.

5 - 8 • 42nd 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

8 - 11 • 43rd Annual MRAA 2019 Annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Relocating to Tampa and being held in the Tampa Convention Center. 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

14 • 32nd 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

21 • Winter Equinox, marking the start to winter and yet there is still plenty of perfect boating weather in store. Great Time to cruise the Bay and start thinking of summer and warmer months to come

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 2020 together!

JANUARY

1 • Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2020! Get out and use your boat and make it a personal goal to introduce someone new to boating this year.

DELTA NOVEMBER

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, One of the most popular Taco Tuesdays in the Delta. Come out by Car or Boat to enjoy! Taco Tuesday every Tuesday throughout the summer and on into early fall. Enjoy. For more info on taco Tuesdays or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300.

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.

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

8 - 10 • Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Veteran’s Day Discount, Enjoy 50% off your stay with promo code HERO19. Visit Towerparkresort.com or call 209/369.1041 to book or more information.

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Stockton Yacht Cub in Stockton. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members all the while enjoying the hospitality of one of the premier yacht clubs in the Delta. 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.com or call 916/777.4041.

DECEMBER

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, One of the most popular Taco Tuesdays in the Delta. Come out by Car or Boat to enjoy! Taco Tuesday every Tuesday throughout the summer and on into early fall. Enjoy. For more info on taco Tuesdays or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300.

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.

6 • 3rd Annual Lighted Boat Show at Village West Marina, 5 - 8 p.m. at Village West Guest Dock and Bob’s at the Marina patio. Come out to view the participating boats as they display their lights prior to the next evening’s Lighted Boat Parade. Free Guest Docking to participants. A chance to visit Santa with activities for the kids and families alike. All Lighted Boat Parade Participants will be awarded prizes. Call the marina at 209/951.1551 to ensure your space on the dock as space is limited and it is anticipated to be a full house this year.

7 • Stockton’s 38th 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 those who have worked so very hard every year to make this fund raising parade a success. This year’s event will be donating all proceeds to the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 33-2 “Boots on the Ground” program to assist homeless veterans. Parade starts at 5 p.m. For information check out stocktonlightedboatparade.com or stocktonyachtclub.com or contact Bob Cain at bcain@layer3technology.com 916/806.9200.

7 • 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.

11 • Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Rio Vista Art/Music Center, 219 Montezuma St, Rio Vista, CA 94571. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members all the while enjoying the hospitality of the center’s staff all the while viewing some of their artwork. 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.com or call 916/777.4041.

21 • Winter Equinox, marking the start to winter and yet there is still plenty of perfect boating weather in store. Great Time to cruise the Bay and start thinking of summer and warmer months to come.

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 • 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 New Year’s Eve Parties, Most Delta 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 2020 together!

JANUARY

Thurs - 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.

Fri • 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 • Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2020! Get out and use your boat and make it a personal goal to introduce someone new to boating this year.

1 • 40th Annual Frozen Bun Run at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd’s Harbor, Bethel Island. Signups begin at 8 a.m. A winter water-ski run by the Bethel Island Chamber. They provide the towboats and even the skis if needed. Costumes are encouraged with awards in several categories. For more info contact the Bethel Is. Chamber at 925.684.3320 or call Rob at the Rusty Porthole 925/684.3607 or visit www.bethelisland-chamber.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, 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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