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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

A World Away in Another Universe The 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada has begun in earnest. This time the competition for the oldest continuing sporting event in the world will take place in...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

What Is Your Carboxyhemoglobin Level? Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb). I thought the same thing when I read, or tried to read, the word, but we should all know what it is – the concentration of Carbon...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Inflatable PFD Delivers All-Day Comfort And Bold Styling Too often, people don’t wear PFDs when boating because they’re simply too bulky to have fun in. The inflatable Bombora Adventurer is different. Featuring bold styling,...


Letters – by Our Readers

Hi Captain Pat, I hope all is well with you. I really enjoyed your last article about Is It Right or Is It Wrong. However, I just had a few questions for you about...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND JANUARY Jan • 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 our website. Whether you are a...