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Delta Doo Dah at Owl Harbor’s Color Rhapsody Extravaganza

Devery Stockon and her crew at Owl Harbor Marina really outdid themselves this year, perhaps making up for last year’s hiatus. Their annual tenant party pulled out all the stops, and Delta Doo Dah cruisers were invited.

Dinghy Poker Run

Inflatable lounge
Delta Doo Dah sailors on the Alameda-based Hunter 38 Apogee watched the action from the comfort of a floating lounge.
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The day’s events started with a dinghy poker run in the morning. The fleet of small craft (and even one craft-less swimmer) made its way from dock to dock picking up poker cards.

Dinghy poker run
Kathy Kennedy picked a poker card while her husband, Larry White, flashed us a shaka. Larry and Kathy sail the O’Day 37 Namaste, another Delta Doo Dah entry.
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The best five-card stud poker hand won $100 and the low hand won $50 in cold hard cash.

Poker run cash
David Diamond of the 42-ft Mainship Mediterranean Dock Holiday had the high hand, a full house with kings and queens.
Chris Maggiora of Sausalito had the low hand; she keeps a Harbormaster houseboat on B Dock. Owl Harbor’s Jenny Kauffman handed out the cash under the watchful eye of Captain Barbados.
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Back on Land

Partygoers whiled away the relaxing afternoon in the shade of colorful umbrellas and white paper lanterns.

Evenstar and Seven Bridges couples
Visiting with Delta Doo Dah’ers: Gregory Towers and Jillian Cripps (outside) have become Owl Harbor regulars. They sailed their Ranger 23 Evenstar up from Emeryville on Fourth of July Weekend. Patricia and Steve Stanley (center) hadn’t been to Owl Harbor before with their Oakland Yacht Club-based Ranger Tug 42 Seven Bridges. They told us the boat came with the name, which refers to the seven toll bridges in the Bay Area. They also like the Eagles song, Seven Bridges Road.
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Artists could try their hand contributing to a group painting, and a tie-dye station was set up under the trees below the levee.

Painting wall
The group painting during the late morning. Love those umbrellas!
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Tie-dye station
The do-it-yourself tie-dye station brought out the artist in us all.
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Happy hour rolled around with a fabulous (in presentation and flavor) charcuterie board, followed by a BBQ supper with homemade salads and decadent desserts. An outdoor movie on the grass (The Sandlot, 1993) capped off the day.

Girl working on group painting
Here’s how the group painting was developing late in the afternoon.
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One official event remains on the 2021 Delta Doo Dah itinerary, on August 14 at Delta Bay Marina; we’ll have info on that in ‘Lectronic Latitude on Friday.

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