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Delta Doo Dah — Magic 15: Doing Summer Right

The Delta Doo Dah is one of the best ways to cruise through summer, and since throwing open the hatches, a host of sailors have signed up to while away the coming months’ long, sunny days in the California Delta. Are you among them?

The Delta Doo Dah is Latitude 38‘s Do-It-Yourself summertime Cruising Rally to the California Delta — a sailing vacation right in your own backyard. You can sign up and join the pre-planned events dotted around the Delta, or go it alone, in company with other like-minded Doo Dah sailors. Latitude offers tips and tricks, swag, prizes and the opportunity to meet, sail, and socialize with other fleet members.

Delta Doo Dah sailor on deck
Today’s forecast — sunny and warm. Oh, wait, that’s pretty much every day’s forecast.
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Here’s a snippet of who’s raring to cast off:

Rik Williams and Brooke Weinstein of the Westsail 28 Irish Rose. This pair from Brisbane are planning to spend a week cruising between Benicia, Owl Harbor, Bradford Island, and Korth’s Pirates Lair … and they’re looking for more suggestions!

Siobhan and Dennis Deisinger of Bethel Harbor are looking forward to cruising their 1982 American Skier Lil’ Sumptin on the waters around Tinsley, Tower Park, Windmill Cove and other great Delta locations.

And there’s the Express 34 Marrakesh, sailed by Craig and Ann Perez of the Richmond Yacht Club. These sailors are casting off for the long haul from June through September. They’ll be cruising by the Stockton Sailing Club, Potato Slough, and Korth’s Pirates Lair.

The summer ahead is the perfect opportunity to explore the Delta, particularly if you’ve never sailed there before. The really great part about the Delta Doo Dah cruising rally is that it’s completely DIY — come and go as you please, join events or don’t, drop the hook or sail up to a dock (bookings are recommended), and along the way wave to and check in with other sailors who are taking advantage of one of the Bay Area’s best playgrounds. Keep up to date with the Delta with our Delta Cruising page

Delta Doo Day 15 banner
Will we see you on the Delta?
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Oh, and you can register and join the fleet any time, right up to August 31. Sign up and get all the details here: I want to sail the Delta!

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