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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

International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) This is the best outdoor show in Northern California. It is always in January, kicking off the new year. Cal Expo in Sacramento is an ideal location with proximity to...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

That Was Predictable Abandoned and derelict vessels are a problem for not only the waters in our backyard but many United States harbors, bays and shorelines. Sunken, stranded, abandoned and derelict vessels are an...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Spider On My Boat In 2021 a small spider came aboard my boat while I was sleeping, anchored off Heart’s Desire Beach, up in Tomales Bay. It settled in just under the aluminum trim...

Business News – by Ty Mellott

2024 CYBA Board of Directors, Officers & Committee Chairs The 2024-2025 California Yacht Brokers Association Board of Directors were installed mid-January with newly elected Board Members Dean West, James Murrell and Charles Ullman succeeding...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Fiberglass Reborn With Iosso Fiberglass on boats and RVs is under constant attack from UV rays, windborne dirt, and calcium and salt deposits. Over time, their gelcoat surfaces fade and appear dull and chalky....


Letters – by Our Readers

Bill, Traveling via the “asphalt-slough” this past Sunday, 40-plus members of the Stockton Yacht Club and guests gathered at the club’s first outing of the new year for lunch at the King Island Bar...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND FEBRUARY 24 – Singlehanded Sailing Society Corinthian Race, a race to one of the most decorated yacht clubs in the Bay. You can visit for more information about the race and participating....