Delta Sailing School
(916) 966-1855 |

Delta Sailing School offers classes and club membership in the beautiful, laid back, natural environment of the spectacular California Delta. With over 1,000 miles of waterway, we have lots of space for sailing and enjoying this peaceful gem that not too many people have discovered yet. We are convenient to Sacramento, the Foothills, the Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn to sail in steady winds and warm temperatures. Our instructors are enthusiastic and supportive, professional, experienced and fun. They love to teach sailing, and it shows! Our Basic Keelboat Class is limited to four students giving each person plenty of time to learn sailing skills including steering, tacking and jibing, trimming the sails, operating the outboard engine, reefing the sails when the wind picks up, docking the boat and more. All of our on-the-water and classroom classes are small so that each student gets a lot of support and personal attention.

Delta Sailing School offers these special classes:
– Competent Crew Class for those who would like to learn to feel comfortable aboard a sailboat, be able to help the skipper sail the boat, and know what to do in case of an emergency
– Rigging Class where students learn to tune a sailboat’s standing rigging, for sailboat owners and non-owners who want to enhance their sailing maintenance skills
– Anchoring Class where students learn the art of anchoring and have the confidence that the anchor will hold and keep the boat safe, whether it’s for an hour or for overnight
_ Catalina Charter Experience for those who want to have a fun bareboat chartering vacation with the benefit of a Delta Sailing School instructor aboard. This gives students the opportunity to hone the skills they have learned in Bareboat Cruising class. Partners and families welcome!


American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Other Services Available

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Sail Trim Courses

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • My husband and I began Basic Keelboal (ASA 101) and are currently enrolled in Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) at Delta Sailing School. The instructors for ASA 101 were patient and eager for us to succeed in developing each critical skill required f

    Sharon S. - ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

Contact Information

Delta Sailing School

Address 1200 West Brannan Island RoadBrannan's Island Time MarinaIsletonCA95641United States
Phone (916) 966-1855

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