It’s Delta Cruising Time!

The Northern CA/Lake Tahoe ACBS Chapter wants to welcome you to join us at the California Delta for the 2021 Delta Cruise. The first weekend in October has a permanent place on many ACBS member’s calendars reserved for the ACBS Delta Cruise.

Come and explore the many Delta Waterways, winding along fields of crops or sheep.  Relax in the delta laid back style and reminisce with old friends. If this is your first time, then come and introduce yourself.  Meet friends that you’ll have for the rest of your lifetime and bring your families.  The San Joaquin Delta has literally thousands of miles to explore and the opportunity to experience this magical area is right around the corner! 

This is a fun weekend that starts with a traditional potluck on Friday night. Be sure to arrive early in the afternoon so you can enjoy exploring.  Several of us head off to Giustis, Wimpy’s, Tower Park or Windmill cove for a little lunch.  Don’t eat too much and be sure to take a chart so you can find your way back to the B&W resort in time to enjoy the sunset BBQ with your ACBS friends.  Check in at registration to get your packets for the weekend.

The Friday night BBQ Potluck begins at 5:30pm at the B&W Resort. DON’T FORGET TO bring a dish to share if you want to partake, your own meat/entrée to BBQ, and of course, libations to your personal liking! The Barbecue pits, charcoal, plates, cups and plastic utensils along with sodas and water will be provided.

Saturday morning, we’ll jump start your day with complimentary coffee served on the levee, just above the docks at 7:30am. Then it’s back to the cabin to pack your personal picnic feast and make ready to get underway. No continental breakfast this year.

At 9:00 am there will be a skipper’s meeting on the levee and at 9:45am, Tim Stapleton will lead the parade of boats out of the Marina and into the wide Delta channel for the Poker Run Cruise to Grindstone Joe’s.   Tim is looking for a few boat owners to help with the poker run.  Contact Tim if you can help.

Our lunch destination is Grindstone Joe’s, a private island and club that has become a tradition at this event. We’re lucky to have access to this unique private island.  Gather with your friends under the Pavilion for a relaxing lunch, or bring some lawn chairs and games for the large lawn out back.   Don’t forget to pick up your garbage and all of your gear before heading back.

Returning to B&W Resort, prepare yourself for a catered BBQ feast prepared on site.  Again, don’t forget your favorite libations. 

On Sunday, we will be cruising to Moore’s Riverboat Restaurant, located right on the Mokelumne River, for our Sunday Breakfast.  There are plenty of docks for our beautiful boats.  It’s so close that everyone can boat to it, even if you’re not planning on continuing on for the Sunday River Cruise.  After our tummies are full and we take a group photo, we’ll be underway again.  It’s just a short ride back to B&W to pull your boat out or to gather up for the River Cruise. 

At about 12:30, we will disembark from B&W for another great River Cruise under the leadership and guidance of Gene Dangel.  Who knows what this year will bring.  

Don’t miss this annual ACBS favorite event!