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The Delta: Northern California's Inland Cruising Destination

Stories and Tips for Cruising the California Delta

Delta Doo Dah

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The Latest Delta Cruising News

There’s Always Excitement on the Delta Ditch Run

Andy Schwenk's Sir Edmund

The 33rd Delta Ditch Run rocked its way from Richmond to Stockton with a variety of tests for crews navigating the hazards in a nautical miniature golf course.

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Regatta Action Heats Up in June

J/22s racing with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background

St. Francis Yacht Club invites interested yacht clubs based in the US to race in an inaugural Sailing League Regatta in San Francisco.

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Blue Skies and Sunshine Grace the Potter Yachters’ 2023 Bridges Sail

Potters Yachters bridge sail

“The 2023 Bridges Sail is in the books. I am not sure, but this could be the 12th one I have organized, and by far it was the best sailing Bridges we have ever had.”

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How To Expand the Navigable Waters of San Francisco Bay

Lunch stop

The Bay gets much bigger when your boat is small.

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Chico Yacht Club Celebrates 50 Years of Active Sailing

Last month, Chico Yacht Club members gathered to celebrate 50 years of sailing activities and adventures.

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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. 


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