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SIGHTINGS ten tips for delta cruising With Memorial Day Weekend behind us, summer approaching, and the eighth annual Delta Doo Dah in full swing this month, we're looking forward to going out to play in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the San Francisco Bay Area's great big backyard. We hope that first-time Delta cruisers and repeat visitors alike will find our Top 10 Delta cruising tips useful. 1) It's a no-brainer that you'll need ways to stay cool and protect yourself from too much sun, but you might be surprised at how cold you can get in the Delta, even in midsummer. And we're not just talking about the bash back to the Bay, for which you'll (almost) certainly need foulies. So bring warm clothes for those evening parties outdoors and those romantic sunsets viewed from your cockpit. 2) To keep your cool when temperatures soar, a good sun shade is important. Canvas over the boom tied with some line or bungees works, but we prefer nursery cloth as it allows the breeze through. continued on outside column of next sightings page

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baja ha-ha — and Donna Bowman's Carlsbad-based Hudson Force 50 Single D, Tom Measles' Ventura-based Kettenberg 50 woodie Cut to Heal, and Dean and Roxanne Sutherland's Vancouver, WA-based Ocean Alexander 50 Classico Endearing, one of several motoryachts that have already signed up. Although she's in the South Pacific with her boat right now, Patsy 'La Reina del Mar' Verhoeven will be back with her Gulfstar 50 Talion for what we think will be her 10th-straight Ha-Ha. Like the Motes, Patsy believes in sailing the entire course. On the other end of the scale, Steve and Linda Beu's Catalina 28 Sweet

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Latitude 38 June 2016  

The June 2016 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 June 2016  

The June 2016 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.