Gearing up for Delta Doo Dah 8

Buddy-boating in the Delta facilitates water fights, a most excellent way to keep your cool in the summer heat.

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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.

Ann and Craig Perez’s entertaining and informative Delta seminar helps us kick off the cruising season.

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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.

The Bristol Channel Cutter Odyssey approaches the Benicia Bridge in last year’s ‘Doo Dah Ditch Run’.

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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.

Owl Harbor Marina sends cruisers off to Stockton with a hearty breakfast.

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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.

This year’s burgee design. The 8-ball theme did indeed develop into an 8-Ball tournament at Little Venice Island on June 19.

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As nasty a 100-footer as there ever has been, Comanche takes the lead off the line in last year’s Voiles.  © 2016 Voiles de St.