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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

Historic Re-Launching Of JOIE After a Herculean effort Rusty Areias and Ted Harris completed the restoration on the classic yacht JOIE de Vivre. They trucked her up to the Delta from Southern California more than two...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Ropes On A Boat On a recent yacht delivery to Los Cabos, one of our crew happened to be an avid sailor and we had many hours to discuss all things nautical. Although I...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Angel Island Once the rains had subsided in the middle of April, I jumped on my boat and sailed over to Angel Island. It was a beautiful day with a clear blue sky, finally...

Business News – by Ty Mellott

Helmut’s Marine Services, Inc. Keeping Up With The Times It’s been said that “if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward.” This is certainly true for boaters facing an ebb tide. But it’s also...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Authentic Windex Makes Small Boat Sailing Easier Whether it has a keel or centerboard, small sailboats react quickly to slight wind shifts. That’s why savvy sailors use an authentic Windex 10 C masthead wind...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND MAY Friday & Saturday Beginning May 20th • Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri...