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Coastal Cleanup Coming to a Community Near You

Coastal Cleanup on Treasure Island

This year is looking more like pre-pandemic years, with Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 18, in addition to a month-long push.

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Good Jibes Episode 5 — Baptism by Ditch: Cardinal Rule #1

Hear John Krossa recount his adventures on the Delta Ditch Run in “Baptism by Ditch: Cardinal Rule #1.”

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Potter Yachters Catch the Breeze in the Delta Heat

Hats as spinnakers

During Saturday’s Delta Doo Dah event at Delta Bay Marina, four West Wight Potters cruised over from Delta Marina in Rio Vista.

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Hot Delta Doo Dah Fun at Delta Bay

Delta Bay BBQ

Activities packed the final official event in Delta Doo Dah Lucky 13, hosted by Delta Bay Marina on the Delta Loop in Isleton.

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Baptism by Ditch: Cardinal Rule #1

As the channel narrowed and the wind picked up, I was driving, and we had our first broach, which turned into our second broach, and then our third.

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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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