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.
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 www.deltadoodah.com.