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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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Front Rudder
is all about the
San Francisco sailing community

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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

Mark Reid
Front Rudder

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

Front Rudder – by Mark Reid

More Than A War of Words The Prada Cup so far may be lacking in races, but it’s not missing drama on or off the water. As the remainder of the racing calendar moves...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

A Legal Charter? Remember the good old days back in 2019? New boat sales were hot with dealers having a hard time keeping boats in the 36- to 60-foot range in stock. Many of...

Business News – by Ty Mellott

Delta Marine Sales Adds A Third Location Tony Faso, owner of Delta Marine Sales and Delta Marine Yacht Center in Stockton has announced the opening of their third sales location in the heart of...

New Products – By Terry Goble

A Thirsty-Mate Manual Pump Is A Necessity Onboard Having a quality manual pump onboard is a necessity, whether for removing excess bilge water at the end of a season or bailing in an emergency,...


Letters – by Our Readers

Bill, Governor Gavin Newsom on January 8 released his proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. The proposal would increase vessel registration fees from $20 to $70 every two years...