Doing the Delta Ditch Run
Published on June 4th, 2016
The infamous and challenging Delta Ditch Run took place on June 4 with a 149 teams signed up for the 68 mile endeavor.
The event has become a ritual of sorts for many sailors in the San Francisco Bay area, a way to start the summer off with a bang, popping kites at the start between the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and the Brothers Islands, and then go blasting up the Sacramento River, then San Joaquin River to the finish line at the Stockton Sailing Club.
For the un-initiated, that is way, way east, up the river delta to Interstate 5, surviving barge encounters and nasty “switchbacks” to avoid buoys and mud flats along the way downwind (and up river). Just to complete the course counts.
The PHRF monohull fleet, with 102 boats, was won by Bart Hackworth’s Moore 24 Gruntled.
Source: J/Newsletter, DDR