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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

West Coast Canvas It has been a year or so since Efrain Garay and Scott Rumple took over West Coast Canvas. I was passing by their office and they kindly invited me in for...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

There Is Always Time For Safety I have been asked many times if it is necessary to do an engine room check every time we plan to get a boat underway. My answer is always...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Sausalito Boat Show I arrived at the boat show in Sausalito first thing in the morning. There were people at the entrance to Clipper Yacht Harbor directing traffic and there was a carnival atmosphere. Lots...

Business News – by Ty Mellott

Galeon Yachts Expands Reach To The West Coast With New Dealer Silver Seas Yachts CLEARWATER, FL (November 20, 2023) – Galeon Yachts, a prominent name in the luxury yacht industry, is thrilled to announce...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Handheld Compass Provides A Quick Fix Few onboard navigation devices are as convenient as the X-11Y SportAbout Handheld magnetic compass from Ritchie Navigation. Simple to use, it provides a quick and accurate heading fix...


Letters – by Our Readers

Hello Jackie, My name is Molly and I work for the company that prints your fine magazine. I’ve been mulling over whether or not to drop you a line. (Get it?!!!) I have been...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND DECEMBER Chartered Events • USS Potomac Cruises, from Oakland’s Jack London Square. Even though the historical ship has started scheduled once again, you can charter the ship for your own private events. For...

Delta Rat Scrapbook – by Bill Wells

Sacramento Yacht Club The club held its BBQ Rib Cook Off on a great Indian Summer afternoon. It was in conjunction with their Friendship Cruise-In weekend. We were all out on the grassy lawn...