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Delta Doo Dah Kicks Off This Saturday

Sailboats and houseboats fraternize in Potato Slough’s Bedroom 1. What do they have in common? Toys — like paddleboards and kayaks — of course!

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Latitude 38’s 10th annual Delta Doo Dah cruising rally kicks off this Saturday, May 12, with a Delta Cruising Seminar & Party. The event will be hosted by Richmond Yacht Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Presenters will be Craig and Ann Perez of the Express 34 Marrakesh and RYC; Doodette Christine Weaver of the Laser 28 Stink Eye, RYC and Latitude 38; and Tom Lueck of the Hunter 41 Sir Leansalot and Stockton Sailing Club.

Toys, toys and more toys. Craig Perez shows his off at last year’s kickoff.

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Breakout sessions will cover anchoring skills, Delta destinations, and the bash downriver from the Delta to San Francisco Bay. RYC’s bar will be selling drinks (bring cash), and the club will provide delicious — and free! — appetizers. Pre-ordered Delta Doo Dah X burgees and caps will be available to pick up; extras will be available to purchase; and gear from previous years will be on sale. 

Keep your cool with Delta Doo Dah X hats.

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Thanks Mr. UPS Man! The Delta Doo Dah X burgees arrived today.

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We’ll have giveaways for everyone and door prizes for many lucky sailors. Prizes include:

  • BugBand: a variety of DEET-free mosquito repellent products.
  • California Delta Chambers & Visitor’s Bureau: four California Delta shirts and four tickets to the Taste of the Delta event on August 4.
  • Latitude 38: two theme-related surprise door prizes and one of our new sports team-inspired hoodie sweatshirts.
  • Mini Firefighter: four of these smaller, less-messy supplements to your USCG-required fire extinguishers.
  • OPB-YC: four pairs of sailing gloves.
  • Owl Harbor: a stylish turquoise canvas tote bag filled with equally stylish prizes.
  • And possibly more on the way. (If you’d like to donate a prize for the drawing, contact Doodette Chris.)

To be eligible for the prize drawing, you must be signed up as an official Delta Doo Dah entry. Registration is free, and we won’t sell your data! Learn more and sign up online at


There’s no need to RSVP and no charge to attend the Kickoff — just come meet your fellow cruisers!

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