Ripples. Dos Rios Yacht Club October In This Issue

Save this PDF as:

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Ripples. Dos Rios Yacht Club October In This Issue"


1 Ripples Dos Rios Yacht Club October 2018 Commodore Bob Burget This has been a busy Summer, and we have had some good activities. Our anchorout at Mildred Island was held in August. Thanks to all who attended, and to Rich and Mary Holden for their organization skills. I was unable to attend due to travel plans back East, and I hope everyone enjoyed the time together. A number of us did attend the cruise to Antioch in September and it was both fun and educational. Most boats were already there, but the car cruisers, including me, showed up too. There was a potluck dinner Friday night on the dock, and an East Bay Regional Parks Black Diamonds Mine Tour on Saturday. It was cool and comfortable in the mine and the docent gave us plenty of in interesting information on the local history. Saturday night, we had a dinner at the Riverview Lodge, combined with a rather informal but still useful business meeting. Thanks to Bob and Mary Knott for running the cruise. Here are some key points that we discussed. Rumors of my moving Back East turned out to be somewhat premature. Hurricane Florence got there before me and made a huge mess of both Carolinas. Recovery will take some time. I don't know how long, but I'm glad I'm still here now. Nobody can ever replace our dear departed Treasurer, Gretchen Glenn. Our condolences go to Ron and his family. I hope we can offer whatever support is possible. We are fortunate to have Staff Commodore Kevin Park to fill in as Treasurer, and we can thank him profusely. The Membership Committee reports continuing progress with new members. There was a discussion on whether to revise or streamline the process for inducting new people, and whether we can invite nonmembers to participate in a cruise. We welcome your thoughts on these topics and membership in general. The Nominating Committee has been hard at work and should have some exciting news at the November 10 Meeting (1 PM at The Point in Rio Vista.) Rear Commodore Manny Ramirez gave us a sneak preview of next year's cruise schedule. It contains some favorites such as Grindstone Joe's and the Vallejo Pirate Festival. There will be more on this at the November 10 meeting. You may also mark your calendar for the Change Of Watch. Staff Commodore Kevin Park has arranged for us to meet on Saturday, January 12, at Buon Appetito in Oakley for a luncheon. In the meantime, get ready for the Fall Cruise. See Vice Commodore Marta Van Loan's article in this Ripples for more information. I look forward to seeing you soon, Bob In This Issue Antioch Cruise Pictures Page 02 Mildred Island\ Pictures Page 03 Antioch Cruise Pictures Page 05 Cruise Schedule Page 07 Fall Cruise Info & Sign-up Page 08

2 Pictures of Antioch from Bob Burget 2

3 Pictures of Mildred Island from Bob Knott 3

4 4

5 Pictures of Antioch Cruise from Bob Knott 5

6 6

7 2018 CRUISE SCHEDULE DATES March 11 Ryde Hotel (Brunch) April Village West Marina May Discovery Bay CRUISE DIRECTORS Marta Van Loan & Barbara Hanafan Marta Van Loan & Barbara Hanafan George & Sondra Arias June Summer Cruise 13 _ 14 Oxbow Marina Sacramento Yacht Club 18 _ 20 Walnut Grove August Mildred Island Rich and Mary Holden September Antioch Cruise - October Fall Bay Cruise South Beach Harbor Oakland Yacht Club December 01 Lighted boat {Parade & Dinner Manny & Maira Ramirez 7

8 DOS RIOS FALL CRUISE 2018 South Beach Harbor, San Francisco October 20, 21, 22 Oakland Yacht Club, Alameda October 23, 24 Dear Dos Rios; We have been having beautiful fall weather and it s perfect timing for a cruise to the Bay and environs. This year we will spend 3 days at South Beach Harbor, adjacent to AT&T park, with easy access to city transportation, e.g. MUNI trolley and buses and BART. Naturally, if your destination is far afield there is always UBER we re such UBER experts now! Over the course of our summer cruises I have heard from a number of cruisers that you liked the more relaxed and informal approach to cruise activities such as quiet suppers without all the clamor of a yacht club and a schedule packed with daily activities, but a dinner together at a nearby restaurant one evening would be nice. I ve heard your message and, therefore, have made no formal plans for dinners or daily activities on this cruise. Rather, I ll use this space to give everyone ideas as to how you might want to spend your time during the day. There is so much to do in the city I could write pages and we could spend a week and still have more to do. But here are some highlights. As a follow-up to our September cruise in Antioch and the tour of Black Diamond Mines there is a geology exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. If you are not familiar with the Academy of Science you can visit an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all under one living roof. Yes, the roof is alive kinda cool! You can walk on the roof. While the lines can be long its well worth the wait. Hours are Mon- Sat 9:30 5:00pm; Sunday 11:00am 5:00pm. Admission: adults (18-64) = $35.95; Senior (65+) = $ Individual tickets can be purchased in advance: -tickets, but if everyone is interested group tickets can be purchased in advance and at a discount. Also, in Golden Gate Park is the DeYoung Museum of Fine Arts. The M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, commonly referred as the de Young, is a fine arts museum located in Gems and Minerals Unearthed Marvel at nearly 400 dazzling and dramatic specimens from the Academy's geology collection from iconic gems to newly-displayed natural wonders. San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco along with the Legion of Honor. The de Young is named for its founder, early San Francisco newspaperman M. H. de Young. Current exhibits include: Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Art of Propaganda; First Impressions: Prints from the Anderson Collection; native Artists of Western North America; Contemporary Muslim Fashions; and much more. Open Tuesday Sunday: 9:30 am 5:15 pm. Adults $15, Seniors $12. 8

9 Closer to our South Beach Harbor location is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California. A nonprofit organization, SFMOMA holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art, and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art. Address: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA Open Friday Tuesday 10am 5 pm. Admission Adults: $25; Seniors $22. Contemporary Jewish Museum: The Contemporary Jewish Museum is a non- collecting museum at 736 Mission Street at Yerba Buena Lane in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The CJM as a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to present exhibitions that are both timely and relevant and represent the highest level of artistic achievement and scholarship. Location: 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA Open Sunday Tuesday 11am 5pm. General Admission: $14; Senior Admission: $12. Other Interesting options: Asian Art Museum at Civic Center Bart/ Muni stop; Pier 39; National Park Service Hyde Street Pier and the Historic Ships; Legion of Honor Art Museum in Lincoln Park fabulous view overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a nice café for lunch. BTW all the SF Art Museums have nice cafés for a tasty lunch. HOPE THIS SAMPLING ON INFORMATION HAS WHETED YOUR APPETITE TO JOIN US IN SAN FRANCISCO. There is so much to see and do! 9

10 San Francisco MUNI/BART Map. 10

11 Restaurants Near South Beach Harbor Osha Thai Restaurant and Lounge 4.1 (404) $$ Thai Curries & other Thai classics are offered at this chic, contemporary local chain outpost rd St Comfort food Small plates Healthy options Opens at 5:00pm for dinner Perry's Embarcadero 4.2 (374) $$$ American Mini-chain Embarcadero outpost offering American food, happy hours & outdoor space with Bay views. 155 Steuart St Happy hour food, late-night food, comfort food. Boulevard Restaurant 4.5 (791) $$$$ Gastropub Refined American fare from renowned chef Nancy Oakes at a chic Embarcadero spot boasting bay views. 1 Mission St. Great dessert, Upscale Cozy Opens 5:30pm Anchor & Hope 4.2 (462) $$$ Seafood Lively, nautically themed seafood spot for classic dishes, beer & wine in a cavernous former garage. 83 Minna St. Happy hour food Small plates Healthy options Opens 5:30PM TRES 4.0 (452) $$ Mexican Margaritas, tequila & Mexican grub served in a lively cantina with a back patio close to AT&T Park. 130 Townsend St. Happy hour food Late-night food Comfort food Fringale Restaurant 4.4 (162) $$ French Warm, earth-toned space known for its long wine list & classic French Basque cuisine th St. Great dessert Upscale Cozy Opens 5:30PM 11

12 ALAMEDA HAPPENINGS USS HORNET MUSEUM. Learn about Hornet s history, including her participation in World War II and NASA s Apollo Program. Explore the countless exhibits located throughout the ship. Admission includes access to guided tours from knowledgeable docents and an audio tour. Open Daily except TUESDAYS, 10 AM 5 PM. Allow 2-3 hrs. for your visit. Adult Admission: $20; Seniors and Military $ W Hornet Ave, Pier 3 Alameda CA military $15 Our Mission Statement: To teach science, art and history through pinball, and to preserve and promote this important part of American culture. 4 Rooms of Pinball from Every Decade! All Set in Chronological Order. Jukeboxes filled with favorites No Coins Needed! Interesting mission statement art, science and history through pinball. Doesn t this make you want to see this exhibit?? Sounds like I went to the wrong public school. Open Weekdays & Sunday 11am 9pm. Admission Adults $20, Seniors (62 yrs,) and Alameda Museum Preserving Alameda s History since Alameda is a unique island community located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. The museum offers permanent displays of Alameda history as well as souvenirs, books and videos about the rich history of the Island City. The Alameda Historical Society was founded in 1948, and the Museum was established in In 1983 the Alameda Museum was designated as the official repository of historical documents and artifacts for the City of Alameda. In that role, the Alameda Museum affords us an invaluable glimpse into this city s spectacular and often glamorous history. Tour the museum and learn more about the Island s history. Hours: Wednesday 1:30 4:30PM. The Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave., Alameda, CA

13 Crab Cove Visitor Center and Aquarium at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda celebrates 40 years in Crab Cove Visitor Center officially opened on July 4, You can see bay creatures in the 800-gallon aquarium system, use interactive stations for varying age groups to view microscopic animals, build a crab from the inside out, or get a lug worm's view of the mudflats. You'll see amazing depictions of the underwater world. of San Francisco Bay. At the Visitor Center you can also plunge into San Francisco Bay without getting wet, or travel back in time to Alameda's colorful past. Visitor Center Hours: Wed - Sun March October 10 am-5pm The non-profit, volunteer run Frank Bette Center for the Arts is housed in the lovely yellow turn-of-the-century Victorian at 1601 Paru Street at Lincoln Avenue in Alameda, California. Benefactor Frank Bette was well known as a master antique furniture restorer. Upon his death in 1999 at the age of 99, he bequeathed the house as a place for meetings, readings, showings, and other creative doings. (Read his history.) Today, the mission includes fulfilling and building upon Frank s dream. Artists, art lovers, and collectors are encouraged to view this year s programs. Main Gallery Simple Pleasures October 5 December 22 Gallery Intake: September am 5 pm Reception: October pm Mid-show reception: November 9 7-9pm Takedown: December am - 5 pm Signature Gallery Susan Hackett & Susan Kendall October Alameda/Oakland Ferry The Alameda Ferry Terminal is located on the north side of the former naval air station, approximately 2 miles from the USS Hornet Museum s pier. Service is provided from San Francisco s Fisherman s Wharf at nearby Pier 41, the San Francisco Ferry Building, or Oakland s Jack London Square. Ferry Weekday Service: Operates 6:00am-9:00pm We can also dinghy over to Jack London Square for a day in Oakland. Oakland activities might include a ride on the Broadway bus up to the Oakland Museum. There are also numerous activities in Oakland near Jack London Square. There is a wonderful middle-eastern restaurant, Dyafa, in JLS with a lovely view of the marina. 13

14 Restaurants Near Oakland Yacht Club in Alameda The taste and cooking from Burma. Burmese cuisine reflects a history inspired by surrounding countries and ancient traditions. Coastal, forest, tropical, and mountainous cultures within Burma have all contributed to the rich tastes and smells you experience in each bite Park Street. Lunch Sun Sat 11am 3pm. Dinner Sun Thurs 5pm 9:30pm. No reservations. German or modern European. Offers both lunch and dinner. Traditional sandwiches like schnitzel, Rueben, bratwurst, etc. Dinner: Geräucherte Forelle (smoked trout with horseradish sauce, Reibekuchen (potato pancakes with apple compote); numerous salads are also available Lincoln Ave Alameda, CA Cholita Linda. Latin American, sandwiches, tacos Park St Alameda, CA b/t Marti Rae Ct & Alameda Ave. TACO - BAJA FISH - Crispy fried fish, salsa roja, cabbage slaw, baja crema. The tacos, rice and beans, yuca fries (dipping sauce crazy good) plantains. Angela s Kitchen: Mediterranean, Afghan Park St Alameda, CA b/t Buena Vista Ave & Pacific Ave Numerous restaurants are along Webster Street. A number of AC Transit bus lines serve the city of Alameda. In addition, there is always Uber or Lyft to get from point A to point B. 14

15 Dos Rios Fall Cruise Schedule South Beach Harbor, San Francisco Saturday, October 20 th : Leave Antioch Arrive mid-afternoon. Social Hour Bring a snack to share and your own beverage. Potluck Supper on the dock Sunday, October 21 st : Activities on your own selection. Some folks may share Uber to get to a common location or ride SF MUNI 1800 group dinner at restaurant to be agreed upon. Order from the menu and pay your own bill. Monday, October 22 nd : Activities on your own selection. Some folks may share Uber to get to a common location or ride SF MUNI. Tuesday, October 23 rd. Depart South Beach Harbor for Oakland Yacht Club. This is not a long trip and time can be agreed upon. Oakland Yacht Club, Alameda, Tuesday October 23rd. Arrive mid-day. Afternoon on your own. Social hour Bring a snack to share and your own beverage. Group dinner at restaurant to be determined. Order off the menu and pay your own bill. Wednesday, October 24 th. Day of activities of your choice. Dinner can be separate or together as the group chooses. Thursday, October 25 th. Depart Oakland Yacht 0900 for home ports. AN early start for a long cruise home Name: South Beach Harbor Slip fee $1.25/ foot x length x 3 nights Oakland Yacht Club slip fee $1.00/foot x length x 1 night Second night is complimentary Total Total DEADLINE: October 16 th Make checks payable to DOS Rios Yacht Club Mail to: Marta Van Loan 930 W. Arlington Street, Martinez, CA