Hakuna Matata

Renae outside the Golden Gate on Yosemite Sam

San Juan Island Cruise

Let It Go at Avalon Harbor Catalina Island

Gemini Catamaran

Gemini Catamaran

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sailboat decorated with christmas lightsSaturday December 16th is the annual Light Up the Loop Holiday Boat Parade

Come deck the bows & festoon the jibs! Eat, drink & be merry with your fellow scallywags. Bring a dish or a drink, we’ll bring some treats too, we’ll play holiday sounds, may sing a carol – or two. Bring a friend or a date, just don’t be late, if you don’t know how to sail we’ll still find a spot fer ya mate!  The party starts at 4pm, we sail at sunset ✨ RSVP ark@deltasailingschool.com


Take a trip of a lifetime…twice.

Sail away to Greece!

Sail away to Greece!

The Greek Islands is arguably one of the most incredible locales to visit. Enjoying it on a sailboat amps it up to almost beyond belief. It’s a vantage point that offers drama, scenery & excitement like you just can’t experience solely on-land. With ports of call that allow you to experience the history, culture, people & tastes that make Greece unique. Sailing September 2018

 

thailand island sailing trip

Thailand is yours to explore

Everyone loves Thai food. Taking in the  flavors, colors, beauty & culture first-hand is an experience you’ll never forget. We’ll sail beautiful blue ocean into crystal clear-watered ports & explore the culture with all of our senses. The sights & sounds of a bustling street market, the smells & tastes of fresh grilled skewered delights, the feel of silk at fabric merchant selling colorful wares & the warm sand of a remote island beach. Better than just getting there, is getting into it.

 

Think these trips are unaffordable? Think again. And you don’t even have to know how to sail. Want to learn more? Ask us.


Delta Sailing School (formerly ‘Club Rio Sailing’) is located in the heart of the California Delta. We’re a family-owned, family-run sailing business and we’ve been sailing in the California Delta and San Francisco Bay since 1985. We’re thrilled to be able to share the experience with new sailors, seasoned sailors, and those who are new to these waters.

Imagine…Learning to sail a 22 foot keelboat in the Sacramento Delta, then tackling a sail on a 27′ 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. The freedom learning to sail affords you is priceless, but you’ll be happy to see that we offer the most affordable classes around and because we’re on the temperate Delta, we’re able to take advantage of an almost year-round schedule & have easy access to Vallejo & the Bay too.

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 and 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
  • Celestial Navigation

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 so you can experience an array of conditions to become competent.

There’s something for everyone whether you’re an experienced sailor, new to sailing, or coming back to the sport after a time away, Delta Sailing School is just right for you.


What about the Delta Sailing Club?

  • Sail our club boats from 22 to 37 feet 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! It’s a very affordable way to enjoy time on the water. We’re an easy reach from many areas of Northern California so you can make a day of it anytime.
  • With 1,000 miles of waterway, mostly navigable to sailboats, rugged and beautiful with abundant wildlife and warm, almost tropical climates in the summer months, we are located in an ideal spot. You can just enjoy peace and tranquility or dock at a casual dining spot and enjoy a stroll in some of the laid-back, time capsule towns on the Delta like Rio Vista, Isleton or Walnut Grove. The city of Sacramento is also an easy sail and offers so many great sights. Old Sacramento is a great place to visit with a sailboat!
  • 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. The Bay Area is dynamic, vibrant and sailing it is an experience like no-other!


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