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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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

Opening Day On The Delta The Stockton Yacht Club pulled off an epic event in early April. Jill Stevenson and her team including Theo Garcia, Tony Ehrig, Marc Gabrys, Cathryn Grayson, Lisa Boje and...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Is It Right Or Is It Wrong 16 It is June, it is spring and it finally appears that the winter weather is behind us. It has been a year since my last installment...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

In early April I drove over to Berkeley Marine Center, looking for my new-to-me engine. I looked in all the usual places: Cree Partridge’s office, in the corners of the chandlery and in the...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Oversized Pull-Up Cleats Make Replacement Easy With Wide-Line Cleats from Accon Marine, it’s simple for owners to upgrade to the convenience of low-profile pull-up hardware. The slightly oversized flanged base covers old holes and...


Letters – by Our Readers

Bill, As a follow-up to our recent conversation regarding the Sea Scouts; here is a summary of our recent activities and plans for the future. The future is bright for Stockton Sea Scouting. Lots...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND MAY 16 – 19 • Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, Westpoint Harbor, Redwood City, CA. The Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show, produced by the California Yacht Brokers Association in...