Meet a few Ox Bow members

Reserved for a New Member


McKenzie & Francesca Smith



Lady Francesca and McKenzie Smith have been boating for decades…. First on the lakes in northern Wisconsin, then offshore in Southern California and currently exploring Bay and Delta waterways.  

Their vessel is berthed at a marina on the Mokelumne River where they enjoy visiting and cruising with Ox Bow YC members, attending local festivals and events and finding more of those hidden gems that make the Delta so unique.  

Jim Marshall & Gail Parker Marshall



Jim Marshall and Gail Parker-Marshall joined Ox Bow Yacht Club in 2010 and have been active members in organizing cruise-outs, club activities and in leadership of the club with Jim serving as Commodore in 2015 and Gail serving as a Director.  

Jim and Gail have been boating on the Delta for over four decades, in ski boats and for the past 22 years in larger power boats starting with a 34 ft. Chris Craft, followed by a 42 ft. Grand Banks, then a 48 ft. Navigator Pilothouse and currently in their 35 ft. Californian which they berth at B & W Marina on the Mokelumne River. They have cruised throughout the Bay, offshore from Southern California to San Francisco, in the San Juan Islands and on several rivers in France. Jim is licensed Yacht & Ship Salesperson with Pacific Yacht Imports and has assisted many OBYC members in the purchase and sale of their yachts. 

Jim & Gail have three children and seven grandchildren.

Rich & Patti Harrington


Marc & Laura Cevello

Marc and Laura Ce


Marc and Laura Cevello joined Ox Bow Yacht Club in 2012.  Laura served as club Treasurer from late 2013 through 2018 and is currently the club Secretary.  Marc grew up boating in the Delta since the age of 4 and has owned at least one boat for the past 35+ years.  Laura learned to love boating as much as Marc when they met in 1996 and he introduced her to the unique boating culture in the Delta .  They enjoy spending as much time as possible on their 41’ Chris Craft Commander which was completely repowered in 2013 or on their 14’ Caribe inflatable.  Between attending as many OBYC events as possible, cruising with other OBYC members, visiting other yacht clubs or anchoring out,  Marc and Laura are always up for a good time in and around the water.   They currently keep their boat at a marina on the Mokelumne River.  

John Sims & Stephanie Duhau Sims


John & Stephanie joined Ox Bow Yacht Club in 2013.  Both have served the club in various leadership positions. Their vessel is berthed at Oyster Point Marina South San Francisco where they enjoy trips along the coast, Bay  and visits to the Delta.  John & Stephanie were married on their boat under the Golden Gate Bridge in 2018.

Members boats

Lady Francesca


38' Chris Craft 

VO Water II

VO Water II

36' Sea Ray 



41' President Trawler

Second Chapter


49' Albin Trawler

Farm Boy


35' Californian

Patrica K


41' PT Europa Trawler


This spot is reserved for the next new member.

Sea Star


41' Chris Craft 

Delta Time II


36' Carver Mariner

Pineapple Girl III


38' Silverton Convertible 



36' Carver Mariner

Forever Young at Heart

48' Californian

thanking members for their service

Dan Borges 2018 Member of the year


Dan received the 2018 Commodores Award for contributions and leadership.

Free Haul Out


Walt Vance was the big winner of the Free Haul Out donated by Delta Boats Works at 2018 Change of Watch

Linda Gordon


Linda received  the 2018 JoBates Memorial Delegate of the Year Award from PICYA.

Delta Boat Works

Kelvin Jackson of Delta Boat Works receiving a plaque for years of sponsoring OBYC  Change of Watch.

Kelvin Jackson of Delta Boat Works receiving a plaque from Ox Bow Yacht Club.  Delta Boat Works has donated a free haul out for the clubs annual change of watch year after year.