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Delta Doo Dah Lucky 13 to Open Registration Next Week

Wilhelmina anchored out

This will be our 13th year for the cruising rally, so we’re going for a ‘Lucky 13’ theme. We plan to open registration next Wednesday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.

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An Enjoyable Delta Cruise in October

Hyacinth Parade watercolor

My husband and I and our son enjoyed our own Delta Doo Dah the first week in October. We first sailed to the Delta 40 years ago and have done many summer trips through the years.

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Socially Distanced Buddyboating in the Delta

Two boats anchored

We’ve been enjoying our Delta cruise so far along with our friends buddyboating on Twelve Winded Sky. We’re currently in Walnut Grove.

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From Delta Cruiser to Channel Islands Solo Sailor

Jacki Philpott & Mike Pyzel on the dock

After cruising in this year’s Delta Doo Dah aboard her Cal 2-27 Dura Mater, Jackie embarked upon a solo sail from Richmond Yacht Club to the Channel Islands.

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Notes and Photos from Flibbertigibbet’s Summer Wanders

Three-boat raft-up

A remarkable 92 boats signed up for 2020’s Delta Doo Dah Dozen, so when we put out the call for stories and photos to run in the October issue of Latitude 38…

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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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