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The Delta Doo Dah is Latitude 38's Do-It-Yourself summertime Cruising Rally to the California Delta.

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Delta Doo Dah 14 Kicks Off This Saturday

Latitude 38 and Richmond Yacht Club will kick off the summer cruising season with a gathering and seminar.

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Baja Ha-Ha Kissing Contest 1

Want to Cruise This Summer? Why Not Doo Dah to the Ha-Ha?

As summer approaches, sailors’ thoughts turn to cruising. For some it’s just a matter of casting off and heading out to sea.

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Swimmers off the transom of a cruising cat

Delta Doo Dah 14 Open for Registration

If you go to register for the 14th annual Delta Doo Dah cruising rally, the first thing you’ll notice is that we have a new website,

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Owl Harbor Halloween

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Owl Harbor’s Halloween

The Owl Harbor crew typically dress in theme, and this year it was down the yellow brick road with the Wizard of Oz

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Westsail Rendezvous

Westsails Rendezvous in the Delta

On October 23, we visited the Westsail Rendezvous at Owl Harbor Marina on Sevenmile Slough.

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Delta Resources — Articles from the Latitude 38 Archives

Delta Dining

Visit Latitude 38's Boat-in Dining page for a comprehensive list of Delta and Bay Area dining destinations.

The Cruise of the Laundry Basket

Cruise of the Laundry Basket

In August 2002 we reprinted one of the original great stories of exploring the Delta on a small sailboat. A family cruises the Delta in 1948 aboard an 18-ft sailboat. It was great then and it's great now. A fun story to learn about the Delta and how times have changed.

Fitting Out: The Cruiser's Back Porch

A centuries-old adage claims, "You can tell a lot about a sailor by the cut of his jib." But when it comes to modern cruisers, nothing reveals more about their sailing style than the 'back porch' of their boat. That is, the stern section, which may house everything from solar panels to surfboards, and barbecues to radar domes.

Favorite Sailing Apps

One of the frustrating aspects of living in this 'app-happy' era of endless innovation is that is it seems almost impossible to keep up with the latest, greatest developments in technology — including smartphone, tablet and computer software related to boating.


Racing to Your Cruising - Delta Ditch Run 2009

So many Bay Area boats are 'racer/cruisers' and the annual Delta Ditch Run from San Francisco Bay to the Stockton Sailing Club is a perfect way to blend both of your boat's personalities. It's a great race that finishes in a great cruising area.