Down The Rode - May 2019

BAY & BEYOND

APRIL

22 · USS PotomacOpening 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

JUNE

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

1 · 3 Hour Islands and Lighthouse Tour On-Board theUSS Potomac, 10:30 a.m. from Oakland′s Jack London Square. $75 adult, $70 senior and children 2-12 $50. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866/468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

6 - 9 · 16th Annual San Diego International Boat Show, Spanish Landing Park, East. In its third year under the Duncan McIntosh Company, this year′s show is projected to be larger with more boats in the water and booth exhibits. Make a weekend of it and find your next dream vessel or needed marine gear for your current vessel. For details on the show you can visit www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com for all the information.

8 · 18th Annual National Marina Day, Last year′s participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day′s activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org

16 · Father′s Day, What better way to make Dad happy then an invite to spend the day on the Bay, on the water… In A Boat! Enjoy the day Dads and be safe on the water!

16 · Father′s Day Cruise On-Board theUSS Potomac, Noon - 3 p.m. from Oakland′s Jack London Square. $85 per person. Join the crew of the Presidential Yacht USS Potomac for a 3-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a box lunch and beverages while cruising with your Father on this his special day. Tickets may be purchased by contacting TicketWeb at www.Ticketweb.com or by calling 866/468.3399. Reservations are highly recommended.

22 · 11th Annual West Point Regatta, run by the Sequoia Yacht Club, Treasure Island Yacht Club and Westpoint Harbor and is part of the YRA Weekend Regatta Series. Registration is now open. Racers will join the Weekend Regatta Fleet to race around Alcatraz and back down wind to Redwood City where the Sequoia YC will host the “Island Time Party.” Make your plans now to attend this popular sailing event at www.westpointregatta.com

23 · 26th Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Corinthian Yacht Club.

22 - 23 · Summer Sailstice, Sailors are invited to join this popular Bay Area sailing event. For more info on times, pre-event raft-ups and event locations visit www.summersailstice.com

27 · USS PotomacBridges 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.

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.

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

25 · Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925/684.9075 or visit sugarbarge.com for more info and weekly preforming bands.

JUNE

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/Sat · Friday & Saturday Night Ice Cream Social at Sunset Sweets, 8 - 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.

Weekends · Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925.684.9075 or visit sugarbarge.com for more info and weekly preforming bands. Scheduled for the month of June with most performing on Saturday are: Billy Martini Show, Axis Arena Rock, Delta Dogs, Synaptic Gap, and Nova.

1 · Latitude 38′s Delta Doo Dah 2017, Delta Ditch Run from Richmond to Stockton Sailing Club. For full itinerary you can visit www.deltadoodah.com for more info.

8 · 18th Annual National Marina Day, Last year′s participation was over a dozen marinas in California. National Marina Day was launched to promote the marina industry and its role in boating. This popular event has now merged with the efforts of Discover Boating to promote the entire marine industry and the boating lifestyle in one event. Check with your marina to find out how you can join in the day′s activities or visit www.nationalmarinaday.org

12 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Windmill Cove. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening to see what Jerry Wolfe has in store. Jerry and Randi 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.

16 · Father′s Day, What better way to make Dad happy then an invite to spend the day in the Delta, on the water… In A Boat! Enjoy the day Dads and be safe on the water!

JULY

4 · Hilton′s Fireworks Extravaganza, Mandeville. Start planning NOW. Word has been given that the 4th of July Fireworks show will indeed happen on Thursday the 4th. Fireworks to begin approx. half-hour after sunset.

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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