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Bay & Delta Yachtsman monthly features

Delta Rat Scrapbook – by Bill Wells

International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) This is the best outdoor show in Northern California. It is always in January, kicking off the new year. Cal Expo in Sacramento is an ideal location with proximity to...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

That Was Predictable Abandoned and derelict vessels are a problem for not only the waters in our backyard but many United States harbors, bays and shorelines. Sunken, stranded, abandoned and derelict vessels are an...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Spider On My Boat In 2021 a small spider came aboard my boat while I was sleeping, anchored off Heart’s Desire Beach, up in Tomales Bay. It settled in just under the aluminum trim...

Business News – by Ty Mellott

2024 CYBA Board of Directors, Officers & Committee Chairs The 2024-2025 California Yacht Brokers Association Board of Directors were installed mid-January with newly elected Board Members Dean West, James Murrell and Charles Ullman succeeding...

New Products – By Terry Goble

Fiberglass Reborn With Iosso Fiberglass on boats and RVs is under constant attack from UV rays, windborne dirt, and calcium and salt deposits. Over time, their gelcoat surfaces fade and appear dull and chalky....

Letters

Letters – by Our Readers

Bill, Traveling via the “asphalt-slough” this past Sunday, 40-plus members of the Stockton Yacht Club and guests gathered at the club’s first outing of the new year for lunch at the King Island Bar...

Calendar - Down The Rode

Down The Rode – by Ty Mellott

BAY & BEYOND FEBRUARY 24 – Singlehanded Sailing Society Corinthian Race, a race to one of the most decorated yacht clubs in the Bay. You can visit www.sfbaysss.org for more information about the race and participating....

Delta Rat Scrapbook – by Bill Wells

Village West Marina And Resort Holiday Village There was an excellent event at Village West; several decorated boats were on hand for the kick-off of the Christmas season. Santa was there and a festive...

Lessons Learned – by Pat Carson

Recreational Boating Safety 2022 The United States Coast Guard recently released its Recreational Boating Statistics report for 2022 and the data is somewhat mixed. The report is based off incidents that resulted in at...

What I Saw – by Jackie Philpott

Spaulding Marine Center In early December I drove over to Spaulding Marine Center’s annual holiday party in Sausalito. It used to be called Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, but now it is a boat yard...