Like the previous three years, Delta Doo Dah was a Do-It-Yourself event that included numerous opportunities to sail and/or socialize with fellow fleet members.
March 30, noon. Registration opens. It's free and will accept an unlimited number of boats.
Saturday, May 21, to Monday, September 5. Delta Doo Dah 8!
Sunday, May 22, 4:00-7:00 p.m.: Delta Cruising Seminar & Kickoff Party at Berkeley Yacht Club. Free admission; door prizes; no-host bar; $10 buffet with pasta, green salad, and crusty bread. Bring cash. You must be present to win door prizes, and you must be officially registered in the 2016 Delta Doo Dah.
Friday, June 3. Doo Dah Ditch Run boats are welcome to spend the night at Richmond YC for free. (However, the clubhouse will be closed, as the post-renovation move-in is not quite complete.)
Saturday, June 4. Bagel breakfast with coffee on the docks at Richmond YC. $5; cash only.
Doo Dah Ditch Run. Race or cruise from Richmond YC to Stockton Sailing Club with the Delta Ditch Run. Cover the entire 67 miles in one day, then stick around at SSC for a big party on Saturday night. Enter the Delta Ditch Run here. Registration closes June 1.
5:00 p.m.: Bars open
6:00-10:00: BBQ dinner. Food will also be available for late finishers.
8:00-midnight: Live band
Details of the schedule at SSC for June 4-5 are available here.
Saturday, June 4. Stripes kicks off Movies on the Green at Owl Harbor on the San Joaquin River. Free berthing for the night for official Delta Doo Dah boats. Reserve a slip at (916) 777-6055.
Sunday, June 5. 7:00-9:00 a.m.: Breakfast at Stockton Sailing Club.
9:00 a.m.: Delta Ditch Run awards presentation
2:00-5:00 p.m.: BBQ & jam session (musicians bring your instruments)
If you plan to stick around at SSC for a few extra days, you can reserve a slip by calling (209) 951-5600. SSC offers three nights free to official Delta Doo Dah entries.
June 18-19: Summer Sailstice Weekend. Sign up to win prizes from the Summer Sailstice folks at www.summersailstice.com/event/delta-doo-dah-summer-sailstice-cruise. Then join us for the following:
Saturday, June 18, 5:00 p.m. Join Owl Harbor for a complimentary tenant and Delta Doo Dah 8 BBQ. Free berthing for the night for official Delta Doo Dah boats. Reserve a slip at (916) 777-6055.
Sunday, June 19, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Since Delta Doo Dah is behind the 8-ball this year, we invite you to sail from Owl Harbor (or elsewhere) to Little Venice Island on the San Joaquin River for an 8-ball tournament. BYOB; some light snacks provided and/or bring some finger food to share. Free berthing for that night courtesy of Little Venice Island YC, but be prepared to raft up. Steve Andersen of Thetis wil be our host; he can be reached at (415) 516-3823 or by
Saturday, July 2. Ghostbusters will be the Movie on the Green at Owl Harbor. Free berthing for the night for official Delta Doo Dah boats. Reserve a slip at (916) 777-6055.
Saturday, August 6. City Slickers will be the Movie on the Green at Owl Harbor. Free berthing for the night for official Delta Doo Dah boats. Reserve a slip at (916) 777-6055.
Friday, August 12. Free berthing for the night at Owl Harbor for official Delta Doo Dah boats. Reservations required; call (916) 777-6055.
Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast at Owl Harbor to stoke your furnace for the cruise to Stockton Sailing Club.
Saturday, August 13, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Stockton Sailing Club invites Delta Doo Dah sailors to their Burger Bash & Classic Car Show. Burgers, corn on the cob, watermelon, beer/soda, family fun, dancing to rock & roll tunes. Reserve a slip at SSC by calling (209) 951-5600. SSC offers three nights free to official Delta Doo Dah entries.
Friday, August 26, midnight. Registration closes.
Thursday, September 1: Last call for
and photos to go in the October issue of Latitude 38.
All marinas, meals, drinks, and other expenses are pay-as-you-go unless otherwise stated.