Upcoming Bay Area Boating Events
November 1 • Daylight Saving Time Ends
Remember, Fall Back…
November Thursdays – Saturdays • Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood
Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $19.95. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925.634.7181 for more info.
November Fridays • 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 $17. Reservations are a must and can be made by calling 925.822.2497.
November 5 – 9 • 56th 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.
November 7 & 15 • Tracy Bass Tournament Series
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% PAYBACK, entry fee is $100 with many other options such as $10 Big Fish. Tournament of Champions set for June 11-12, 2016, and must fish in required number of regular events to qualify.
Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com. (Note: Dates are not set for sure at this time, please check website for any changes.) (Note: No scheduled tournaments for the Month of December.)
November 11 • 27th Annual North Bay Veterans Day Parade
Historic Downtown Petaluma at 1 p.m. With the help of many donations this year you will still be able to see the largest most colorful parade of its kind in Nor Cal with bands, Color Guards, decorated vehicles and more. 707.769.0429.
November 11 • Veterans Day Cruise
The Potomac honors our veterans with two special 2.5-hour cruises. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. departures. Prices vary, adults $55, seniors $50, 12 and under $35, veterans and active duty in uniform $40. Coffee and soft drinks will be complimentary. For reservations call 510.627.1215 or visit www.usspotomac.org.
November 11 • Delta Chambers Mixer
6 – 7:30 p.m., Village West Yacht Club located on the Village West Marina property in Stockton, CA. This Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chambers members and enjoy a great evening with friends. Bring friends and introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers.
Come by car or boat as the members of the VWYC are sure to make the evening a great one. 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.
November 21 & 22 • Pier 39’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Noon – 6 p.m. The enchanting entertainment will include holiday traditions from Christmas as well as songs and entertainment from many of your favorite Disneyland Friends. Pier 39’s majestic tree, adorned with 400 glistening ornaments, 500 multi-colored bows and 2,000 twinkling lights will be lit at 5:30 p.m. in the Entrance Plaza.
November 28 • Petaluma Santa’s Riverboat Arrival
Turning Basin and the Historic Downtown of Petaluma at 11 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 5 · Petaluma Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Petaluma, CA. Sponsored by the Petaluma Yacht Club, you will see a flotilla of decorated boats on parade and join in on holiday caroling. The parade starts at the Petaluma Marina at 5:30 p.m. and will arrive in the Turning Basin at around 6:30 p.m. Come out to view the boats or participate yourself by calling 707.769.0429.
December 5 · Christmas on 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.
December 5 · 39th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade in the Oakland/Alameda Estuary
Sponsored by the Encinal YC, Oakland YC and Marina Village Yacht Harbor. 5:30 p.m. approx. start, Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Entry fee includes a photo of your boat and skipper goodie bag. For more info visit www.lightedyachtparade.com or www.encinal.org or www.oaklandyachtclub.com or call 510.521.0905.
December 12 · 28th 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.
December 19 · San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade
5:30 p.m. start. Best venues to view the event are the turning basin, San Rafael Yacht Club and the Seafood Peddler restaurant. If you wish to participate in this year’s event and be a part of Marin’s holiday tradition please visit www.light edboatparade.org.
December 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 2016 together!
January 15 – 18 · 3rd Annual Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show
With two years under its belt, the NMMA boat show held at McCovey Cove and Pier 48 adjacent to AT&T Park continues to grow in size and popularity. For information on attending or to exhibit your marine products this year visit www.sfboatshow.com.
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ON-GOING BOATING EVENTS
& Boating TO-DO
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.