Bay & Delta Yachtsman magazine Northern California's leading Boating Magazine

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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On the water dining in the Sacramento Delta

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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

Remote Control I am sure when SailGP’s CEO, Russell Coutts set up 2021’s opening round in Bermuda, it was perfectly timed a month out from the America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, with a lineup...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Renaming Your Boat As most of us know, these past 18 months have seen a tremendous number of used yachts changing owners. As part of the new boat ownership, we are always inclined to...

Business News – by Ty Mellott

New Owners At Club Nautique Forty-plus years ago, Don and Judy Durant saw an opportunity to set up a better boat chartering business, and Club Nautique was born. Since then, it has set the...

New Products – By Terry Goble

A Destroyer Wheel For Virtually Any Boat With 10 diameters from 11-inches to 30-inches, there’s a Schmitt & Ongaro Marine stainless steel Destroyer Wheel to fit virtually any boat. The sleek polished wheel equally...


Letters – by Our Readers

Dear Ty, I just read the May issue and enjoyed all that Bill, Pat and Mark had to write about. In Pat’s piece, Lessons Learned however, I could not help but notice the large...