Down The Rode - January 2019

BAY & BEYOND

 

DECEMBER

 

17 - Jan 1 · 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 5-10pm, 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.

 

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 2019 together!

 

JANUARY

 

1 · Happy New Year, Your Bay & Delta Yachtsman staff wish you a Happy and Safe 2019! Get out and use your boat and make it a personal goal to introduce someone new to boating this year.

 

1 · Master Mariner′s New Year′s Day Race, Point San Pablo Yacht Club, Point Richmond, CA. New Year′s Day Race, Chili Potluck and Tacky Trophy Exchange. Chili to be served when the boats arrive. Gaffers bring chili and bread, Marconis bring salad and dessert. Boats are welcome to stay the night. For information call 510/531.1195 or visit www.mastermariners.org

 

9 - 13 · 59th Annual Portland Boat Show, Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com for more info.

 

10 - 13 · 63rd Annual Los Angeles Boat Show, Fairplex, Pomona, CA. The Los Angeles Boat Show is the ultimate destination for boating and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, featuring sport fishing boats, performance boats, ski boats, cruisers, jet skis, pontoons, motorboats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, dinghies/inflatables, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more! For more info losangelesboatshow.com

 

17 - 20 · 32nd Annual International Sportsmen′s Exposition Sacramento, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA. Come check out the latest in fly fishing equipment, fly tying demonstrations, hunting gear, RVs, etc., and get information from the multiple guides and resort vendors vying for your patronage. Call 916/364.7545 for more info. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit the website for more information on all the new events and features added for the 2017 show at www.sportsexpos.com

 

18 - 20 · 29th Anniversary of the Sea Lions′ Arrival at Pier 39, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. Visitors will see, hear & enjoy hundreds of sea lions in close proximity. K-Dock has been declared a “Watchable Wildlife” viewing area. Pier 39 continues to offer free sea lion info talks at K-Dock on the weekends. 12 noon - 5 p.m., 415/705.5500.

 

24 - 27 · San Diego Sunroad Boat Show, Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island, San Diego. Over 100 new and pre-cruised sailboats and powerboats will be on display in the water. Dozens of marine-related vendors with the latest in nautical products and gear. Special boating events and boat rides. Food and drink sponsored by the local restaurants. Call 619/497.5254 or visit www.bigbayboatshow.com

 

25 - Feb 2 · 72nd Annual Seattle Boat Show, Lake Union & CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, WA. One ticket lets you view both venues by taking free shuttle that is provided to transport you between the two locations. This very popular Northwest boat show features more than 1,000 new boats and a variety of accessories that the seasoned boater along with newcomers alike will appreciate. Tickets and time information can be found at www.seattleboatshow.com or by calling 206/634.0911.

 

26 - Singlehanded Sailing Society Three Bridge Fiasco, One of the oddest and most entertaining races in the Bay Area if not anywhere, ever devised. Sail the course any which way you want. Details at www.sfbaysss.org

 

26 · 13th Annual Diamond Classic Catch & Release Sturgeon Derby, Hosted by the Martinez Marina Bait & Tackle. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., $25 entry fee includes derby and seminar. For more info call 925.229.9420 or visit www.diamondclassic.org

 

FEBRUARY

 

9 - 17 · Pier 39′s Tulipmania, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. Tulipmania returns in full bloom at Pier 39 with guided tours daily at 10 a.m. This year′s collection will feature flowers of every color combination conceivable including Apricot Beauties, Texas Flames, Purple Princes, Flaming Parrots, Swan Wings, Burgundy Lace and more. The tulips will be topped with winter vegetables including lettuce, parsley, celery and red chard. For more info you can call 415/705.5500.

 

14 - 18 · Progressive Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, Miami, Fl. Miami Marine Stadium. This will kick off the busiest weekend in South Florida with a celebration of the boating lifestyle. The show will feature the latest powerboats, engines, electronics & marine accessories. Includes Boats in the water, product displays, demo docks, latest info on what′s new for 2019, and VIP experiences. For more info and special ticket packages that are available call 954/441.3231 or visit www.miamiboatshow.com.

 

14 - 18 · Yachts Miami, Formally known as the Yacht & Brokerage Show in its 31th Year in Miami Beach, Fl. The Superyacht Show is moving the location to Biscayne Bay is a multi-million dollar presentation of yachts including the world′s most extraordinary and uniquely designed superyachts from the foremost custom boat builders nationally and internationally. For more info 800/940.7642 or visit www.miamiyachtshow.com

 

MARCH

 

5 - 6 · 4th Annual California Boating Congress, Sacramento, CA. This year′s Congress will kick off Tuesday evening, March 5th, with a cocktail reception for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, with the main event commencing Wednesday, March 6th at the Hyatt Regency at 8:30 AM. A keynote speaker, and summary of legislative issues will be featured in the morning, followed by breakout sessions focused on specific key issues, and legislator meeting instructions. Lunch will be served at the Hyatt, and then attendees will proceed to the State Capital for meetings with individual legislative representatives throughout the afternoon. Opportunities to meet with state representatives will be scheduled by organizers, and early registrants will get priority for scheduling with their State Legislators, so mark your calendar and plan to register EARLY! Planning is still underway for the event and additional information will be posted soon online at www.calboatingcongress.com or contact Mariann Timms at 209/334-0061.

 

 

DELTA

 

DECEMBER

 

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.

 

28 - 30 · Sacramento Delta Steamboat Society Regatta, B&W Resort & Marina. The public can view the boats and talk to the owners. Contact Candy at 916/777.6161 or visit www.northweststeamsociety.org/upcoming-events for all the details and information.

 

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 2019 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 2019! Get out and use your boat and make it a personal goal to introduce someone new to boating this year.

 

1 · 39th 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

 

9 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wimpy′s Restaurant @ Wimpy′s Marina, Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to what is sure to be an enjoyable evening. 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 - 20 · 32nd Annual International Sportsmen′s Exposition Sacramento, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA. Come check out the latest in fly fishing equipment, fly tying demonstrations, hunting gear, RVs, etc., and get information from the multiple guides and resort vendors vying for your patronage. Call 916/364.7545 for more info. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit the website for more information on all the new events and features added for the 2017 show at www.sportsexpos.com

 

20 · Tracy OPEN Bass Tournament Series, 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

 

FEBRUARY

 

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.

 

13 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Location to be determined. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests. Come by car or boat however if a larger vessel make sure to call ahead for docking arrangements. 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.

 

14 · Valentine′s Day Celebration at The Rusty Porthole, Boyd′s Harbor, Bethel Island. Come out with your sweetheart and celebrate with Rob and Kim. For more info contact Rob at the Rusty Porthole 925/684.3607.

 

14 · Valentine′s Dinner at The Point, The Point Restaurant in Rio Vista, come out and enjoy the food and drink specials while overlooking the water at this famous Rio Vista restaurant. For more info call 707/374.5400 or visit www.thepointrestaurant.com

 

14 · Spindrift Restaurant Celebrates Valentine′s Day, On the Delta Loop. Contact Chris at 916/777.4944 for all the details and dinner specials.

 

24 · Tracy OPEN Bass Tournament Series, 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

 

MARCH

 

5 - 6 · 4th Annual California Boating Congress, Sacramento, CA. This year′s Congress will kick off Tuesday evening, March 5th, with a cocktail reception for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, with the main event commencing Wednesday, March 6th at the Hyatt Regency at 8:30 AM. A keynote speaker, and summary of legislative issues will be featured in the morning, followed by breakout sessions focused on specific key issues, and legislator meeting instructions. Lunch will be served at the Hyatt, and then attendees will proceed to the State Capital for meetings with individual legislative representatives throughout the afternoon. Opportunities to meet with state representatives will be scheduled by organizers, and early registrants will get priority for scheduling with their State Legislators, so mark your calendar and plan to register EARLY! Planning is still underway for the event and additional information will be posted soon online at www.calboatingcongress.com or contact Mariann Timms at 209/334-0061.

 

7 - 10 · 46th Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Off Road Extravaganza, Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Marine Association, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, (Just off of Bus. 80). This early year show brings in people from all over the Nor Cal area to experience the area′s only “All-Boat” show featuring boats from the entire Sacramento area. You will see the latest in boats and marine gear. You can also experience the Off-Road area featuring ATV, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking contact 916.372.4239 or visit www.sacramentoboatshow.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. H


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