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Delta Doo Dah at Delta Bay

Sailors from Stewball, Jackie-Oh, Toucan, Hat Trick and Stink Eye represented the Delta Doo Dah at Saturday’s Doo Dah Bach & Delta Artfest, hosted by Delta Bay Marina off the San Joaquin River on Isleton’s Delta Loop. (There may have been other Delta Doo Dah sailors that we didn’t recognize; if so, please let us know.) Temperatures stayed within the double digits. The Delta Breezes stayed mild with an occasional puff. In the shade on the lawn or on the dock floats, it was quite pleasant. At 4 p.m., Delta Rat Bill Wells, executive director of the Delta Chambers, presented a talk and slide show about the region’s maritime history.

wine tasting
Mark and Anne Thomas from Hat Trick tasted wines from Cosumnes River Farm. (The Thomases have two racing sailboats, but they brought their Sabreline pied-à-mer upriver to anchor out in Potato Slough.)
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Corinne and Dean
Dean Hupp of the Islander 28 Jackie-Oh wore the Summer Sailstice T-shirt he won in a Doo Dah door prize drawing after the Delta Ditch Run — and bought a new shirt from Corinne.
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Bob and Ginger at the art show
Bob and Ginger Harford from the Express 37 Stewball checked out the Delta ArtFest.
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Delta artist Robbie Ann is a Doo Dah vet from 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
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jam session
Robbie enlisted Michael McNevin to lead a jam session in Delta Bay’s rec room.
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Members of Sacramento Yacht Club cruised in to join the party.
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BBQ on dock float
The free BBQ on the dock was quite popular — and tasty.
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Chris and Mitch
Chris and Mitch were on hand representing Latitude 38.
© 2019 Courtesy Stink Eye

Back at Owl Harbor on Sunday, we ran into Greg and Jillian from the Evenstar. The couple reported a beautiful sail up from Benicia that day. They brought their Ranger 23 up in two stages from Emeryville, with a stopover on Saturday night in Benicia, and plan to commuter-cruise out of Owl Harbor until mid- to late September.

You can still register for the Delta Doo Dah; it’s free, quick and easy online. Then create your own Do-It-Yourself itinerary or join in the remaining official events coming up in August. See

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