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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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What I Saw
On The Bay
covers sailing and boating on the San Francisco Bay Area

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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

Jackie Philpott
What I Saw On 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

Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA) Opening Day On The Bay I received an email from PICYA Vice Commodore David Jackson asking if I would accept an invitation to be Grand Marshall of the opening day...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Ensigns, Jacks And Flags A half dozen years back I wrote about flag etiquette on vessels and this month I wanted to again review how to properly fly our flags, ensigns and burgees on our...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Are Catholics Better Sailors? Earlier this year I was looking through some sailing blog or another when the name of my high school alma mater popped up. What was this? It seems that Mater...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Compact Courtesy Light Provides Big Illumination Adequate illumination isn’t just a luxury while at sea, it’s an important part of staying safe. The new CL10 Courtesy Light from Shadow-Caster features up to 250 lumens...


Letters – by Our Readers

Bill, Another great weekend on the California Delta started with attending the confirmation of Paul Faso Antonini, followed by his graduation party from 8th grade and promotion to St. Mary’s High School at the...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND JUNE Friday & Saturday • Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Reservations required for this...