Can this really be the eighth year of the Delta Doo Dah, Latitude 38’s summer cruising rally upriver? It’s hard to believe, but that’s what our abacus tells us. Registration has begun, it’s free to sign up, and, thanks to our DIY component, there’s no limit on the number of entries. Sailors can create their own itinerary and/or choose from a selection of organized activities.
To share cruising tips and get in the Delta mood, we’ll co-host a kickoff party and seminar now moved to Berkeley Yacht Club and rescheduled to Sunday, May 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. We’re in the process of collecting door prizes to raffle off at the party; if you’re interested in donating a prize, please contact Doodette Chris at (415) 383-8200 x103 or by email.
For the second year, June 4’s Delta Ditch Run from RYC to Stockton Sailing Club will welcome Doo Dah sailors. Sign up for both and you’ll be doing the Doo Dah Ditch Run. Our friends at Owl Harbor will offer free slips on specific dates (including movie nights) and will host a BBQ on June 18. Then, on August 12, they’ll welcome fleet members for a stopover en route to SSC’s Hot Summer Nights on August 13.
Delta Doo Dah 8 is still a work in progress, but you’ll already find much more info at www.deltadoodah.com. Although registration is free, we highly recommend forking over the $20 for this year’s burgee, as it will help marinas recognize your boat as part of our fleet, make it easier for fleet members to spot each other and make new friends, and serve as a souvenir of your summer adventures.