Down The Rode - December 2019

BAY & BEYOND

NOVEMBER

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.

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

8 - 12 · 60th Annual Portland Boat Show, Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR. Visit www.otshows.com for more info.

9 - 12 · 64th 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

16 - 19 · 33rd 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

17 - 20 · 30th 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.

23 - 26 · 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

24 - Feb 1 · 73rd 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.

25 · 14th 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

25 - 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

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.

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. Proceeds collected to benefit the Hospice House of San Joaquin County. 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 · Capital City Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade, 5p.m. on the Sacramento River between Miller Park and the Virgin Sturgeon. Come out and view or participate in this annual tradition. For more info contact Craig Scanlon at apandcj@yahoo.com or call 916/956.7515.

7 · OxBow Marina Lighted Boat Parade, OxBow Marina, Isleton, Ca. The Parade is open to all OxBow and surrounding residents. Skippers meeting at 5p.m. and will cruise down the Georgiana after passing the homes at OxBow and back again. Funds raised will go to support the local volunteers of the River Delta Fire Dist. station 94. Please call 916/216.1626 for more info.

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

5 · 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

8 · Diablo Sail & Power Squadron Offering United States Power Squadrons Marine Navigation Course, Classes will meet on Wednesday evenings at 7pm at the Martinez Sea Scouts training facility (S.S.S. Albatross Sea Base, Martinez, CA) beginning on 1/8/2020. The class will meet over an eight-week period. This course is open to all squadron members AND non-members. This course is focused on course planning and the successful and safe completion of marine cruises. Reading marine charts and interpretation of aids to navigation will be reviewed. The primary focus, however, will be hands-on course planning and plotting, distance calculations, plotting in TRUE/steering in MAGNETIC, and plotting standards (symbols and notations on charts). All of the manual plotting methods will be compared and contrasted with GPS-based chart plotter methodologies using a software package (OpenCPN) that will be provided to all students. : For further information or to enroll, please contact Michael Holland SN at mjholland@ucdavis.edu or at 530/304.4487.

8 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Location To Be Determined... 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 - 19 · 33rd 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

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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