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Bay & Delta Yachtsman Features

Delta Rat Scrapbook
Delta Rat Scrapbook
gives you the inside scoop of the Sacramento Delta

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Lessons Learned
talks about the boating scene of the San Francisco Bay

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Out & About
covers sailing and boating in the Bay Area and into the Delta

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New Products
showcases the latest marine products

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Letters From You
let our writers and our readers hear from you

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Northern California events calendar

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About Bay & Delta Yachtsman

Our Writers

Daniel Witte

Bill Wells
Delta Rat Scrapbook

Pat Carson
Lessons Learned

Jillian Humphreys
Out & About the Bay

Ty Mellot

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Our Staff

Don Abbott

Ty Mellot
& Advertising Sales

JP Salla
Advertising Coordinator
& Office Manager

Terry Goble
Art Director

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About Us

Bay & Delta Yachtsman’s humble beginnings date back to over 55 years ago
when a Delta boating couple created a newsletter for other boaters, which evolved into today’s magazine that covers the waterways of Northern California.

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Latest Posts

Delta Rat Scrapbook – by Bill Wells

The Heaviest Party In The Delta Kerry Davis is a friend of mine and a trombone player of note. He has made posts on social media discussing what he considers the heaviest objects in...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Is It Right or Is It Wrong 13 It is getting toward the end of 2021 and it has been a great summer of boating. I thought it would be a good time to...

Business News – by Ty Mellott

Delta Marine Sales Increases The Size Of Their Sales Team With the record year all the dealers and brokers have experienced in 2021, it is of no shock that nearly all Nor-Cal boat related...

New Products – By Terry Goble

People Safer With A Hubbell Marine ELCI Kit Installed In a marina, people occasionally fall off a deck or dock. If there’s stray electrical current in the water, the accident is potentially deadly. The...


Letters – by Our Readers

Dear Jillian, My name is Joan* and I am the mother of a man named Gus*. My son is a veteran and served with distinction in both Iraq and Afghanistan for 4 tours. On...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND Check often with your favorite local Bay establishments for updated information as often as possible. New restrictions are impacting several events and activities. We all look forward to getting out and...