Welcome

The Delta Sailing School is located in the heart of the California Delta.   Delta Sailing School (Formerly Club Rio Sailing) is a family-owned, family-run sailing business. We’ve been sailing in the California Delta and San Francisco Bay since 1985 and are thrilled to be able to share the experience with new sailors, seasoned sailors, and those who are new to these exciting waters.  Give the Gift of Adventure! Basic Keelboat Class Gift Packages are available!

Imagine…

Learn to sail a 22 foot keelboat in the Sacramento Delta! Learn to sail a 27 foot keelboat on the San Francisco Bay! American Sailing Association (ASA) Certified instructors will teach you what you need to be knowledgeable, competent and confident on the water!

ASA curriculum classes are taught on most weekends. Check our Calendar for details! When you’ve passed an ASA course, you can be officially ASA certified. At Delta Sailing School you can become ASA certified at the following levels:

  • Basic Keelboat
  • Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Charter
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising

For students interested in future vacation sailboat charters, these certifications are recognized and respected by charter companies.  Current classes are offered on the San Joaquin River in the Delta and on the San Francisco Bay.

Something for Everyone!  Whether you’re an experienced sailor, brand new to sailing, or coming back to the sport after a time away, Delta Sailing School may be just right for you!

Imagine…

All the fun of sailing without the stress of boat ownership!

  • Sail Capri 22’s and Catalina 27’s without the hassle of dock fees, maintenance and all of the other obligations that go into keeping your own boat in shape. Join the Sailing Club!
  • Sail in the California Delta – 1,000 miles of waterway, mostly navigable to sailboats, rugged and beautiful with abundant wildlife and warm, almost tropical climates in the summer months.
  • Sail in the San Francisco Bay – with exhilarating wind and beautiful views, one of the world’s premier sailing venues, host to the 34th America’s Cup Race.