Delta Doo Dah
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2017 Itinerary

Like the previous four years, Delta Doo Dah 9 will be a Do-It-Yourself rally that includes opportunities to sail and/or socialize with fellow fleet members.

March 20. Registration opens. It's free and will accept an unlimited number of boats.

Saturday, May 13, to Monday, September 4. Delta Doo Dah 9!

Saturday, May 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Delta Cruising Seminar & Kickoff Party at Richmond Yacht Club. Free admission; door prizes; complimentary hors d'oeuvres hosted by RYC; no-host bar, cash only. New breakout sessions will include anchoring demo & practice; destinations & itineraries; and provisioning, packing & food prep. Bill Wells from the Delta Chambers will be on hand to answer questions. You must be present to win door prizes, and you must be officially registered in the 2017 Delta Doo Dah. Pre-ordered shirts and burgees will be ready for pickup, and extras will be available to purchase.

Wednesday, June 7-Friday, June 9. Doo Dah Ditch Run boats are welcome to stay at Richmond YC for free. The club will be open for dinner and drinks on Friday night. Bring cash if you want to partake. Call (510) 234-6959 to arrange for dock space.

Saturday, June 10. Breakfast burritos at Richmond YC, $6, starting at 7:30 a.m. 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. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. ($15) and there will be food available until the last boat arrives. The band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight. The bars will be open until midnight. Saturday morning 6:00 a.m. and Saturday night 11:00 p.m. buses are available for crew to get from SSC to RYC (reserve online in advance; $24). To arrange for dock space past Sunday, call (209) 951-5600. Registration for the Ditch Run is now closed.

Sunday, June 11. Post-Ditch Run activities at Stockton Sailing Club. 7:00-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast, followed by awards. Noon: BBQ lunch.

Saturday, June 17, 3:00 p.m. Join Owl Harbor for a tenant and Delta Doo Dah 9 BBQ. Owl Harbor will provide free food and drinks for two people per boat; additional guests can purchase meal/drink bands for $10 each. Raffle prizes will include a one-week free stay. Reserve a slip at (916) 777-6055.View the event flyer here.

Thursday, August 31, midnight. Registration closes.

Monday, September 4: 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. Some venues only accept cash.

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