The Delta: Northern California's Inland Cruising Destination
The Latest Delta Cruising News
Sailors around the globe, from Japan, Ireland, Mallorca, Alexandria (Egypt), Colombia, and more joined the longest Saturday of sailing closest to the summer solstice.Read More
Brisk breeze and gusty puffs promise two things for the Delta Ditch Run: a fast race with early finish times, and carnage along the 65-mile course.Read More
The Bay Area has a reputation for a lack of cruising options outside the Bay. In the June issue we explore the region to prove this wrong.Read More
Latitude 38 and Richmond Yacht Club will kick off the summer cruising season with a gathering and seminar.Read More
As summer approaches, sailors’ thoughts turn to cruising. For some it’s just a matter of casting off and heading out to sea.Read More
Delta Resources — Articles from the Latitude 38 Archives
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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.
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.