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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.

The Latest Delta Cruising News

June Races and Regattas Coming Our Way

Delta Ditch Run at West Brother Island

Entry closes at midnight tonight, Wednesday, May 31, for June 3’s Delta Ditch Run race from Richmond to Stockton Sailing Club.

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Delta Doo Dah Summer Magic — Starting Now!

2023 Delta Doo Dah burgeer

The Delta provides great cruising grounds for practicing for offshore cruising, relaxing, and meeting other Bay Area sailors.

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Delta Doo Dah — Magic 15: Doing Summer Right

The summer ahead is the perfect opportunity to explore the Delta, particularly if you’ve never sailed there before.

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Magic 15 — 2023 Delta Doo Dah is a GO!

It’s a vacation in your own backyard. It’s offshore cruising practice. It’s sunny and warm, and close to the Central Bay.

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Cruise Ship ‘American Jazz’ Shows the Way to Napa

American Jazz

The ‘American Jazz’ cruise ship shows you can cruise almost anything up the California Delta.

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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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