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Delta Doo Dah Deux to Decamp

The blue dots in the wall of fog off Sausalito are ships. Time to fire up the AIS!

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If you’re wondering what that grey box is up there, it’s an image taken from a high-definition web cam mounted in the Sausalito hills overlooking the Bay. The shot was taken at 11:08 this morning and clearly illustrates what the month of July has been like on the Bay — chilly, foggy and thoroughly un-summer-like. To fight the summer ‘sog’, a group of about 50 boats are hitting the high road tomorrow and heading up-Delta in the 2nd Annual Delta Doo Dah — a.k.a. the Doo Dah Deux.

The fleet of about 50 boats will head under the Richmond Bridge tomorrow morning around 11. With a forecast of 15 knots out of the wouthwest, expect a little more color at the start.

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But first, this group of dreary-weary folks will meet up tonight at Tradewinds Sailing in Richmond’s Marina Bay Yacht Harbor for an ersatz skippers’ meeting — really just an excuse to get to know each other a little, go over what to expect, and answer any questions first-timers have about sailing in the Delta.

And the sailing should be fine. According to the forecast, the Doo Dah’ers are in for a real treat — mid- to high-80s and a southwest breeze of 15 knots. Even Stockton is promising 89° for next Friday’s Doo Dah Hooplah party at Stockton Sailing Club.

The 10-day forecast for Pittsburg is for sun, sun, and more sun.

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We’ll be tweeting and posting to Latitude‘s Facebook page — and of course contributing more detailed reports to ‘Lectronic Latitude — throughout the event, as well as writing a full report for the September issue of Latitude 38. And if last year’s Doo Dah was any indicator, this year should be one to watch!

There was plenty of hot action during last year’s Doo Dah. The forecast is for more of the same!

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