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Delta Doo Dah Lucky 13 Opens for Entry

We’re opening Delta Doo Dah Lucky 13 for registrations at noon today, further celebrating ‘the luck of the Irish’ (see our America’s Cup story in this same edition of ‘Lectronic Latitude).

On July 31, 2020, last year’s fleet member Nalu, a Hunter Legend 37.5, anchors out in Bedroom 2 on Potato Slough.
© 2021 Katie Ohm

You’ll find that sign-ups are quick and easy — and still free. But go grab your credit card anyway. You’ll want to buy a Lucky 13 burgee (and fly it so that your fellow fleet members and marina hosts can spot you), and this year’s logowear, an antimicrobial neck gaiter in green heather.

green Delta Doo Dah neck gaiter
A soft neck gaiter/bandana will have many practical uses in the Delta. You won’t know what you ever did without one.
© 2021 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

There are oh so many uses for the neck gaiter: an impromptu face covering or second mask, sun protection, mosquito deterrent or a cozy layer of warmth on a chilly evening. Order swag at the same time as you register to make sure you get yours — supplies will be limited. (We ran out early last year!) Plus we’ll waive the postage and handling charge if you order and pay with your registration.

Green Buffalo entering Oxbow Marina
When the 2020 Pacific Cup was canceled, the Cal 40 Green Buffalo headed east instead of west. Here they’re entering Oxbow Marina on the beautiful Georgiana Slough in August.
© 2021 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

Like last year, we’re planning for an online kickoff event, so even if you’re not in the Bay Area you’ll be able to attend. More details on that later; the date in May is TBA.

Over the weekend, we learned that Delta Bay Marina on the San Joaquin River in Isleton will again host us for a party, on August 14. Activities will be firmed up later, but will probably include a BBQ lunch, ArtFest, live music and a presentation on Delta history by Bill Wells. Harbormaster Eric Chiu says they can offer free slips to as many as 20 Delta Doo Dah fleet members on August 14-15.

Shady park at Delta Bay
Last year’s party at Delta Bay Marina included a farmer’s market. The shady lawn keeps summer temperatures comfortable.
© 2021 Pat McIntosh / Ramblin' Rose

For more info, see our post on Friday and our event website at www.deltadoodah.com. Access the secure online registration form here. We plan to process entries and start a fleet list this evening.

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