The Delta: Northern California's Inland Cruising Destination
The Latest Delta Cruising News
Sailors and other boaters are already out there doing their thing in the Delta. A do-it-yourself Delta Doo Dah is not really a problem.Read More
Not only is the Delta Doo Dah Dozen cruising rally on for 2020, boats are already out there doing it.Read More
Despite the uncertainty about the near future, registration for the 12th annual Delta Doo Dah cruising rally has been robust.Read More
By the time you read this, we will have opened registration for Delta Doo Dah Dozen. We’re hopeful that the sailors who sign up for this inland rally will actually be able to cast off their docklines and cruise the Delta.Read More
Delta Resources — Articles from the Latitude 38 Archives
The 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.
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.
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.