Down The Rode - September 2019

Due to an error on my part in submitting an incorrect file, I apologize for the incorrect dates and any inconvenience they may have caused in our August 2019 Issue

Sincerely, Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND

AUGUST

17 · Martinez Marina Swap Meet, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you have items to sell or wish to check out other sailor′s items to buy, come out to this free event held in front of the yacht club. For info call, 925/313.0942.

17 · 14th Annual Taste of Petaluma, Come out and enjoy all that Petaluma has to offer with this collection of the finest restaurants, wineries, breweries, food purveyors, galleries and shops. 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. downtown Petaluma. Call 707/763.8920 for more information. Great cruise-in opportunity for an eventful day. Contact the turning basin or the Petaluma Marina for dock space information.

31 · California′s Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html

SEPTEMBER

Friday & Saturday · 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

7 · >USS Potomac Bridges of the Bay Cruise, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. from Oakland′s Jack London Square. $75 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy box lunch as you learn about the historic bridges of your Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866/468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

11 - 15 · 54th Anniversary Rolex Big Boat Series, San Francisco Bay. Plenty of events planned for this year′s regatta in San Francisco. Whether you are participating or viewing this event it is a long time Bay Area Favorite. Visit http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/ for more information.

15 & 29 · 2 Hour Sunday Blues Cruise aboard the Historic> Potomac, Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt′s Presidential Yacht Potomac, listening to the finest in live blues music by Val Starr. Cruise time is 3 p.m. Ticket cost $55. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

21 · 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 19.9 million pounds of debris from our state′s shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

23 · Autumnal Equinox, summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Perfect time of the year to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay Area marina to arrange slips for your cruising plans.

27 - 29 · 62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Coastal Cruising is ideal at this time of year. Make this event an excuse to cruise to Monterey! With 500 artists, 120 plus shows on 8 stages this is a perfect way to mix your love of boating and Jazz. More info at www.montereyjazzfestival.org

28 · 23rd 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

28 · 3 Hour WW II History Tour Aboard The Historic> Potomac, Cruise aboard Franklin Roosevelt′s Presidential Yacht Potomac, and learn the history of FDR and how he used the ship to prepare for his meeting with Churchill to discuss the Atlantic Charter as well as viewing areas of the Bay that were so important to our part in the war. Cruise time is 10:30 a.m. Ticket cost $75. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

29 · 33rd Annual Fall Antique Faire,Browse and shop in historic downtown Petaluma where more than 180 vendors offer antiques and collectibles for every interest and budget. For more info call 707/762.9348 or go to www.petalumadowntown.com

OCTOBER

4 - 6 · Northern California Yacht Fest, Marina Village Yacht Harbor, Alameda, CA. Largest Free Brokerage & New Yacht Show in Northern California. Free parking and admission. More than 140 boats will be on display to include power & sail (new & used) also quite a few marine exhibitors, seminars, music and food. Visit yachtfest.net or call 510/521.6213 for more info.

5 & 6 - 12 & 13 · 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

6 - 14 · Fleet Week, Naval Fleet week and the flying of the Blue Angels. Come out, support our naval troops and pay tribute to the men & women of our nation′s Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. Pier 39 is an excellent viewing area to enjoy a number of the week′s 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. 12:30 p.m. Sunday Air Show starts at approx. 12:30 p.m. Monday certain ships will be available for touring opportunities. For more info call 415/705.5500 or visit www.pier39.com or www.fleetweek.us

7 · >USS Potomac Bridges of the Bay Cruise, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. from Oakland′s Jack London Square. $75 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy box lunch as you learn about the historic bridges of your Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866/468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

13 · Blue Angels Viewing Aboard the Historic> Potomac, Watch the Blue Angels from the middle of the Bay aboard this fabulous piece of history. Call 510/627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org ~ Space is Limited.

20 · 14th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta, San Francisco Yacht Club. Saturday evening VIP dinner and Sunday regatta benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raise a sail and save a life! For info on the event view www.leukemiacup.org/sf/

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.

Due to an error on my part in submitting an incorrect file, I apologize for the incorrect dates and any inconvenience they may have caused in our August 2019 Issue

Sincerely, Ty Mellott

DELTA

AUGUST

31 · California′s Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html

SEPTEMBER

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.

Fri · Karaoke at Moore′s Riverboat, On the Delta Loop. Come by car or boat to watch your friends sing their favorite tunes. 916/292.8490.

Fri/Sat · Friday & Saturday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Tower Park Marina. Come by car or boat to this popular get together on the patio overlooking the river at Sunset Sweets. In addition to all the regular menu items the ice cream socials offer an ice cream bar set up for making your own sundaes for $3. Call 209/368.1946 for more info.

Fri - Sun · Karaoke at the Spindrift Restaurant, On the Delta Loop, come by car or boat Fri/Sat evenings or Sunday afternoon. 916/777.4945

Sat & Sun · Weekend Live Music at Windmill Cove, Come out by car or boat to enjoy the outside stage and summer Live Music Schedule. Scheduled for July are: Cherry Bomb “John Cougar tribute”, Foo Tube “Foo Fighters Tribute”, Kind Of Blue, Boys Of Summer “Eagles Tribute”, Crüella “All Girl Mötley Crüe tribute” and Mirra, For info on schedules or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300.

Sat & Sun · Live Music at Moore′s Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Come out by car or boat to enjoy Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances. 916/292.8490.

6 · First Friday in Walnut Grove, Enjoy the open house style as local businesses such as The Tong and other participating locations in Walnut Grove are open later in the evening on the first Friday of every month from May to October. Enjoy the warm evenings with a leisurely stroll and Delta breeze while browsing all the unique, store-front offerings in this Delta legacy town.

7 - 8 · 35th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, with 2014 having returned to the roots of the festival′s location, the 2019 festival will again be held at the Pittsburg Waterfront.. Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sun 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. plenty of vendors offer a variety of seafood, as well as some items that never swam in the sea. For more info 925/432.7301 or contact the Pittsburg Marina, especially if looking for weekend guest docking. 925/439.4958.

11 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Village West Yacht Club 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.

16 · Rusty Porthole Annual Poker Run, list of stops to be the usual Delta suspects with more info and details to follow as the date nears. Entry fee includes breakfast and dinner plus a Tee Shirt and payout on winning poker hand. You can contact 925/684.3607 for more info.

21 · 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, since the program began in 1985, over 1 Million Californians have removed more than 19.9 million pounds of debris from our state′s shorelines and coast. For more info, 800/coast-4U or www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

23 · Autumnal Equinox, summer is over as the first day of fall begins today. Perfect time of the year to cruise the Bay! Contact any Bay Area marina to arrange slips for your cruising plans.

28 · Bridge Marina Yacht Club, Open House & Grand Reopening of the Bridge Marina Yacht Club, located on the West side of the Antioch Bridge. After the club was damaged due to a barge collision the club is more than anxious to show off their newly repaired facility.

OCTOBER

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.

Fri · Karaoke at Moore′s Riverboat, On the Delta Loop. Come by car or boat to watch your friends sing their favorite tunes. 916/292.8490.

Sat & Sun · Weekend Live Music at Windmill Cove, Come out by car or boat to enjoy the outside stage and summer Live Music Schedule. Scheduled for August are: Bryan Keith and the Stone Rose Band (Country), Agent (Classic Rock), Mach 5 (60′s, 70′s, 80′s Rock of the decades), Longtime (Boston Tribute), RIFF RAFF (AC/DC Tribute), Radical Times (80′s new wave), Journey Revisited (Journey Tribute), 25th Hormones (all girl Ramones tribute), Rudy Can′t Fail (tribute to the Clash), and Undercovers (80′s Hits). For info on schedules or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300.

Sat & Sun · Live Music at Moore′s Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Come out by car or boat to enjoy Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances. 916/292.8490.

4 · First Friday in Walnut Grove, Enjoy the open house style as local businesses such as The Tong and other participating locations in Walnut Grove are open later in the evening on the first Friday of every month from May to October. Enjoy the warm evenings with a leisurely stroll and Delta breeze while browsing all the unique, store-front offerings in this Delta legacy town.

9 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Location is OPEN. If you are a Delta Chambers member and wish to host contact 775/745.6503 or 916/777.4041 to express your interest.

11 - 13 · 72nd 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 year′s prizes contact the Rio Vista Chamber at 707/374.2700.

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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