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Kiting and Cruising the California Delta

Among the many sailors rediscovering the Bay Area’s local cruising scene is Jos Cocquyt who, along with his wife Anne, headed up the Delta aboard their Santana 30 Electra for some summer cruising and kiting.

Jos wrote, “We were enjoying some Delta magic on Electra earlier in the year. I solo snuck up there in the height of COVID for my sanity, and then my wife and I did a week in June that was beautiful. We loved Benicia and spent several days by Sherman Island, where we normally go kite in summer and camp on land (no camping now). I added a couple of pics of our trip here.”

Jos Cocquyt Kiteboard
The sunrise brightens and sheds light on the kite gear ready to launch.
© 2020 Jos Cocquyt
Jos Cocquyt kiting
Jos takes a spin off Sherman Island.
© 2020 Anne Cocquyt
Bunker fuel powers a ship through the land of wind power.
© 2020 Anne Cocquyt
Electra at anchor
Not far from the densely populated San Francisco metro region, Electra finds herself all alone.
© 2020 Jos Cocquyt
Jos & Anne cruising the Bay
When not kiting or cruising the Delta, Jos and Anne find time to escape for a cruise on the Bay.
© 2020 Jos Cocquyt

The Delta is always there for California cruisers. In this year’s pandemic, many sailors are rediscovering our close-to-home getaways.


  1. Sheila 4 years ago

    Absolutely love Benicia and the history!

  2. David L Lyon 4 years ago

    Sailing and kiting fit together so well!

  3. Memo Gidley 4 years ago

    The Delta is a great place for water fun!

  4. Murphy Sackett 4 years ago

    Wow looks killer! Wish I was there.

  5. Barb Cook 4 years ago

    Beautiful site! Would love to go there someday! Barb Cook (Scott’s Mom)

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