August 2006

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Downstream Events Calendar, Beginning Aug. 2006

 Beyond Arizona
  • CATALINA TIKI FEST:Aug.18-20 — www.catalinatikifest.com
  • SCOPE POKER RUN WITH THE ARIZONA HOT BOATS ASSOCIATION : August 26—held in Long Beach, CA
  • 16TH ANNUAL CHURCH MOUSE MARLIN INVITATIONAL: Aug. 28-29 — Catalina; (310) 820-4434
  • ROD & REEL RADIO TRIPS: (trips of varying length) — one including a kayak trip — to several destinations, on a variety of local and long-range sportfishers: Aug. 17-21, Labor Day weekend, Oct. 4-8, Oct. 20-26, Oct. 27-29, Nov. 24-Dec. 10 — (619) 596-2252 or Bill@rodandreelradio.com
  • MAKE-A-WISH TUNA CHALLENGE 2006: Sept. 29-Oct.1 — San Diego; Tunachallenge.org, (858) 279-0010 or (619) 583-5132.
  • ZANE GREY INVITATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT: Sept. 10-13 — Catalina; (714) 258-0445
  • 14TH ANNUAL CATALINA CLASSIC MARLIN TOURNAMENT: Sept. 17-19 — (714) 258-0445

Boating

  • ARIZONA YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7p.m. — 19th Tee, Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe; www.arizonayachtclub.org
  • NORDIC BOATS REGATTA: Aug.4-5 — (928) 680-0265, www.jokerswildpromotions.com
  • COBRA BOATS REGATTA: Aug. 4-5 — Nautical Inn Resort, 1000 McCulloch Blvd., (928) 855-2141
  • ANNUAL CAMPBELL BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 8-10 — (928) 855-2133
  • DANA PERFORMANCE BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 15-16 — (928) 680-0265, www.jokerswildpromotions.com
  • PLAYCRAFT BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 22-23 — (928) 680-0265, www.jokerswildpromotions.com
  • LAVEYCRAFT BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 22-24 — Nautical Inn Resort, (928) 855-2141
  • ADVANTAGE BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 29-Oct.1 — (928) 680-0265, jokerswildpromotions.com
  • PORTSMOUTH (SMALL BOATS) SAILING: Nearly every Saturday, 2 p.m. — Tempe Town Lake; check the AYC Web site calendar
  • ALPINE BANK DILLON OPEN REGATTA: Aug. 4-6; www.dillonopen.com
  • SCOPE POKER RUN WITH THE ARIZONA HOT BOATS ASSOCIATION : Aug. 26—held in Long Beach, CA
  • ANNUAL IJSBA WORLD FINALS: Sept. 30-Oct. 8 — Personal watercraft races, Location TBA; (949) 598-5860 IJSBA
  • MOOMBA SUPRA BOATS REGATTA: Oct. 6-7 — (928) 680-0265, www.jokerswildpromotions.com
  • ABSOLUTE SPEED & MARINE REGATTA: Oct. 13-14 — (928) 680-0265, www.jokerswildpromotions.com
  • ARIZONA YACHT CLUB ANNUAL CAMP OUT: Aug. 12-13--Lake Kinnikinick, contact Arno Marcuse with AYC for more info
  • LASER RADIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Through Aug. 4—hosted by California Yacht Club; contact Arizona Yacht Club for more info
  • UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRON TRI DISTRICT MEETING: Sept. 28 — Phoenix Airport Hilton Hotel; Darrell Allison (714) 893-4455
  • LONDON BRIDGE INVITATIONAL SAILING REGATTA: Nov. TBA — Sponsored by London Bridge Yacht Club, Mary Kind, (928) 680-7845
  • HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE POKER RUN: Nov. 3-5 — Nautical Inn Resort, (928) 855-2141
  • 20TH ANNUAL LONDON BRIDGE SEAPLANE CLASSIC: Nov. 10-12 — Lake Havasu City Float Fly 2006, (928) 505-8480 Ray Scott, Pres.
  • 60TH ANNUAL REGATTA: Nov. 24-25 — Blue Water Resort & Casino, Parker, Ariz.; (928) 669-6511 or parkerareatourism@yahoo.com
  • ANNUAL LIGHTED BOAT PARADE: Nov. 25 — (928) 669-6511 or parkerareatourism@yahoo.com
  • 24TH ANNUAL PARADE OF LIGHTS: Dec. 2, 6 p.m. — Admission free; under London Bridge; sponsored by London Bridge Yacht Club; (928) 486-4159, Tammy Kastelz, www.londonbridgeyachtclub.com

Classes, Workshops, Seminars

  • OUTDOORS WOMAN WORKSHOP: Aug. 18-20 (tentative) — www.azwildlife.org or (480) 644-0077 or awf@azwildlife.org
  • PHOENIX SAIL & POWER SQUADRONS BOAT SMART COURSES: Aug.2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Southside in Tempe; Sept. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Eastside in Scottsdale, and Oct. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Westside in Peoria — pre-register at www.phoenix-usps.org
  • AZGFD BOATING SAFETY CLASSES: Ongoing — See listing each month on page 3 of Arizona Boating & Watersports.

Community

  • LABOR DAY END-OF-SUMMER SEASON WEEKEND: Sept. 2-4 — Parker, Ariz.; (928) 669-6511 or parkerareatourism@yahoo.com
  • NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS EXHIBITION: Through Aug.5, 6 pm to 8 pm. — Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff.
  • UPLAKE DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT PLAN: Public comments invited. Due by Aug. 18 at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/glca or by mail Draft Uplake DCP/EA, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 1507, Page, AZ 86040
  • PUBLIC INPUT ON STATE’S ROADLESS AREAS: Aug. 8 — Flagstaff (Coconino/Kaibab National forests), Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 W. Route 66 and Aug. 9 — Fredonia (Kaibab National Forest), Fredonia Courthouse Building, 110 N. Main St.; or written comment can be submitted by e-mail to roadless@azgfd.gov by Aug. 31
  • NOMINATIONS FOR NMMA FREEDMAN AWARD: By Sept. 29 — download nomination form on nmma.org

Fishing

(Also see the list of upcoming bass tournaments in AZBW.)

  • SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing — Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; Darla and Don McDowell (623)-516-7878
  • GENERAL MEETING: Aug.10 — Mazbrian@cox.net, Brian Mazoyer (623) 566-7946 or www.azflycasters.org
  • SUN BULL THISTLE/CRAWFISH EXTRAVAGANZA: Aug. 12-13 (tentative) — Mazbrian@cox.net, Brian Mazoyer (623) 566-7946 or www.azflycasters.org
  • SUN GILA/APACHE TROUT WORKDAY: Aug.19-20 — Mazbrian@cox.net, Brian Mazoyer (623) 566-7946 or www.azflycasters.org
  • WORK DAY: Sept. 16-17 — Mazbrian@cox.net, Brian Mazoyer (623) 566-7946 or www.azflycasters.org
  • WORK ON APACHE/GILA TROUT: Oct. 7 — Mazbrian@cox.net, Brian Mazoyer (623) 566-7946 or www.azflycasters.org
  • FREE FLYFISHING CLASSES: Ongoing — By John Rohmerwill at his shop Arizona Flyfishing at 31 W. Baseline in Tempe; (480) 730-6808 or for help with casting, call Ron Robinson: (602) 867-8820 or Dito Ladd: (480) 556-0848.
  • ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. — Sunnyslope Community Center; http://www.azflycasters.org
  • THOMAS J. PAPPAS FISHING FIELD TRIP: Oct. 11 — Tempe Town Lake; Jim Solomon of "Xplor The Southwest," in conjunction with the Arizona Wildlife Federation, brings outdoors to the kids: (623) 533-6820 or www.xplorsw.com.

Shows, Expos

  • MEN’S LUXURY TOY EXPO: Aug. 19-20 — Cardinal Stadium; (602) 485-1691
  • HOUSEBOAT EXPO: Oct. 6-8—Reno, NV; Greg Larsen 208-542-2216 or glarsen@harrispublishing.com

Watersports

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Wakeboarding —

 Editor’s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW's calendar of events —-"Downstream" — to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and a contact number and/or e-mail address.


 

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