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The Delta: Northern California's Inland Cruising Destination

Stories and Tips for Cruising the California Delta

Delta Doo Dah

Learn about the Delta Doo Dah here.

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The Coronado 35 ‘Watchfire’ — A Season in the Delta

Do you ever wonder how it feels to spend a season in the Delta? ‘Watchfire’ and her crew spent a few months sailing and exploring this local water-playground,

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‘Iolani’ Enjoys the Delta Doo Dah in Potato Slough


Sylvia Stewart Stompe and Barry Stompe enjoyed a Delta Doo Dah getaway with everything from quiet anchoring to explosive fireworks and acrobatic planes, all while meeting new sailing friends.

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Delta Meets Bay as Cal Maritime Academy Student Sails the Gap

The day after turning 19, Takoda Fletcher got his USCG captain’s license, and the rest is history.

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Summer Solstice is Today, Summer Sailstice This Weekend

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The days go by quickly, but one day has more daylight than any other: the solstice. It’s happening today.

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Racing to Cruise in the Delta Ditch Run

Delta Ditch Run

While everyone who races up the Delta would like to win, many who race up are really planning to go cruising.

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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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