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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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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

A Dora Blu I met Leo & Carlice Aarens who live in the Netherlands through Per and Ericka Hammarlund on social media. You will remember that Per and Ericka own the classic 1931 Stephens yacht Allure and...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Boat Shows – Redux Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show is truly the granddaddy of all boat shows. You should make plans for 2023 now....

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show May 4-7 Before I write anything else, be advised that there WILL be a boat show this year. The San Francisco Bay is no longer a boat show...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Compact And Lightweight Antenna Brings TV/FM Onboard Televisions on a boat are increasingly commonplace. With the simple-to-install Glomex Avior VT300 Omnidirectional TV/FM antenna from GA Communications, it’s never been easier to bring analog and...


Letters – by Our Readers

Pat, Really enjoyed the article on compass use in last month’s issue. It was well written for everyone to understand. Learned several things myself. Thank you,Marc Jantzen Marc, Thank you for writing. It has...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND MARCH Chartered Events • USS Potomac Cruises, from Oakland’s Jack London Square. Even though the historical ship has started scheduled once again, you can charter the ship for your own private events. For...