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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

What Is Old, Is New Again In A Wild and Wonderful America’s Cup My world revolves around a few special events. Some are annual pilgrimages, others not so much. The Indianapolis 500 on Memorial...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Isolated Winter Boating As winter ends and spring begins, we are starting to see many more fellow yachtsmen on the water. This past winter boating season is over, and we had some spectacular days...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Hanging Fenders Is A Thing Of The Past With Slammer There’s no doubt: deploying, adjusting, retrieving and stowing fenders is a hassle, especially when boating alone or in dim conditions. Savvy waterfront property owners...


Letters – by Our Readers

Captain Pat, Every year for the past 25 or so till we were hit with the coronavirus, our church like many others, has been getting 30 to 60 youth together, bringing power boats that...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND APRIL Apr ‘21 • USS Potomac Cruises (Canceled Until Further Notice Due to Covid Restrictions). This letter is from the volunteers and representatives of the USS Potomac to all visitors to...