Down The Rode - April 2019

BAY & BEYOND

MARCH

28 – 31 · Fred Hall′s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show, San Diego, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Adults $15, 15 and under free with paid adult. Thousands of fishing items, worldwide lodges will be on display, over 200 free seminars, wakeboard slider competitions and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805/389.3339 or www.fredhall.com

28 – 31 · 34th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, This is one of the top 10 boat shows in the country featuring more than $1.2 Billion worth of boats, superyachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. For more info on times, cost and how to get tickets call 800/940.7642.

31 · Berkeley Yacht Club Swap Meet, for details on attending or exhibiting your own nautical wares contact the club, www.berkeleyyc.org

APRIL

4 – 7 · Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, in its fourth year now at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA. This spectacular show caters to all West Coast boaters alike with dealers showing the latest and greatest in sailboats and powerboats alike and the show in 2019 is sure to be another great show to attend. Over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be one of the best boat shows to take place on the West Coast. For more info on this year′s show call 800/817.SAIL or visit strictlysailpacific.com

14 · Expired Flare Collection, East Marina Green Triangle, 200 Marina Blvd., San Francisco 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There is no limit on the number of flares accepted, however, an appointment is recommended and they request that you provide the number of flares you plan to bring. Attendance is limited to San Francisco residents and boaters who keep their boats in San Francisco only. The types of flares accepted included: hand–held, aerial, parachute, and smoke. For more information or to schedule an appointment for the event please contact Huy Le at 415/355–3760 or email at huy.le@sfgov.org

22 · USS Potomac Opening Day Parade Viewing/Cruise, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. from Oakland′s Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3.5 –hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and non–alcoholic beverages while viewing this time honored parade celebrating the start of this year′s boating season. TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866/468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

27 · 38h Annual Butter & Eggs Day Parade in Petaluma, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707/778.4489.

28 · 102nd Annual Opening Day on the Bay, This year′s theme “Holidays on the Bay.” The day starts with the blessing of the fleet in the Raccoon Straits. If your club is attending and you need info on times or if you have any questions or wish to participate visit the PICYA website www.picya.org

28 · 33rd Annual Petaluma Spring Antique Fair, for more info on event contact the Petaluma Marina at 707/778.4489.

MAY

Friday & Saturday Beginning May 17th · 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: $30, Children 6–12: $15. For information regarding times of departure and to make reservations call 415/435.2131 or visit http://angelislandferry.com/bay–cruises/#b1

4 – 5 · 120th Annual Vallejo Race, (Moved To May) Vallejo Yacht Club hosts the 120h running of the Vallejo Race, kicking off another Yacht Racing Association (YRA) season of racing on the Bay for 2019. For more info contact the Vallejo Yacht Club at 707/643.1254 or the YRA at 451/771.9500 or visit www.vallejoyachtclub.com

12 · Mother′s Day, Take Mom out for a boat ride. Can you think of any better way to spend Mom′s special Day? Cruise the Bay and remind her of how great she is! Enjoy the day and be safe on the water.

18 – 24 · National Safe Boating Week, The National Safe Boating Council continues to educate the boating community about wearing life jackets and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight life jackets. For more info on this important week visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org

DELTA

APRIL

TBD · Seasonal Grand Re–Opening of Sunset Sweets at Tower Park, Dennis and Tuyen will be back for the season and open until fall 2018. Come out and enjoy all the treats and ice cream at their Tower Park Resort location. For more info call 209/368.1946.

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.

4 – 7 · Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, in its fourth year now at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA. This spectacular show caters to all West Coast boaters alike with dealers showing the latest and greatest in sailboats and powerboats alike and the show in 2019 is sure to be another great show to attend. Over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be one of the best boat shows to take place on the West Coast. For more info on this year′s show call 800/817.SAIL or visit strictlysailpacific.com

6 · Stockton YC Opening Day, View from the banks of the Deep Water Channel or bring your boat out and participate in this well–attended opening day parade. The awards, dinner & festivities will be held at the Stockton YC Clubhouse following the parade. Contact the Stockton Yacht Club for more info.

6 · Windmill Cove Chili Cook Off, Come out and participate or taste the fabulous Chili creations. Come by car or boat. For info on the Chili Cook Off or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300

6 · Discovery Bay Yacht Club Opening Day, Participate or view from the many locations giving vista in Discovery Bay. For information or to register online, dbyc.com

6 – 7 · Tracy OPEN Bass Tournament Series Tournament of Champions, Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Must fish in required number of regular events to qualify for Tournament of Champions. Contact Terry for all the information at 209/835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com

10 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Marina West Yacht Club at OxBow Marina. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests as the members of MWYC are sure to make the evening a memorable one at this very popular and well know yacht club. 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.

13 · Pittsburg YC Opening Day Parade and Blessing of the Fleet, All boaters and public are encouraged to participate by either decorating and entering the parade or coming out to view the decorated boats pass by. Parade starts at 11a.m. with a lunch available after the parade. Call 925/200.5307 for info or to sign up.

27 · San Joaquin Yacht Club Opening Day on the Delta, This parade circumnavigates Bethel Island followed by a party at the clubhouse, it is always a blast. Contact the club at 925/684–9985 for information.

MAY

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.

4 · Owl Harbor Marina Nautical Swap Meet, 8 a.m. – 12 noon. This is not only a swap meet but a reminder of the opening of yet another great Delta Boating Year. Come out and visit one of the Delta Loop′s most unique marinas during the and maybe find that lost piece of nautical hardware you have been searching for. Swap meet space for people wishing to sell their treasures is free as well as entry into the event. For more info on event or how to get space call 916/777.6055 or e–mail info@owlharbor.com

4 · First Live Band at Windmill Cove, Come out by Car or Boat to enjoy the first live band of the season “Radical Times”. For info on bands or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300 .

5 · Sacramento YC Opening Day Parade, Nothing beats the excitement of a new boating season and the SYC does their part in helping share that excitement. Join the club for this opening day on the river event by calling 916/371.5058 for info on participation or viewing.

5 · Cinco de Mayo at Windmill Cove, Come by car or boat for this well attended tradition. Modelos on the Deck and don′t miss the debut of their Don Julio margaritas. For info on this May 5th event or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300 .

5 · Spindrift Restaurant Cinco de Mayo Celebration, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916/777.4944 for all the details and specials.

7 · Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, One of the most popular Taco Tuesdays in the Delta. Come out by Car or Boat to enjoy this season′s Grand Opener! 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 .

8 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Sugar Barge on Bethel Island. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening. Tracy and her hard working staff are sure to make the evening an enjoyable one. Come by car or boat. 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.

12 · Mother′s Day, Take Mom out for a boat ride. Can you think of any better way to spend Mom′s special Day? Cruise the Bay and remind her of how great she is! Enjoy the day and be safe on the water.

17 – 19 · Discovery Bay Lions Discovery Bay Boat Show, Discovery Bay Harbor and Boardwalk, New boats on display to include many of today′s well respected boat manufactures. Contact the yacht harbor or 925/516.4700 for more info.

18 – 24 · National Safe Boating Week, The National Safe Boating Council continues to educate the boating community about wearing life jackets and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight life jackets. For more info on this important week visit www.safeboatingcouncil.org

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. H


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