Delta Sailing Association

Located on  Arkabutla Lake, just South of Hernando Mississippi, at the Hernando Point Recreation Area.

Sail Memphis? YES!

OK, Delta Sailing Association is actually about 30 miles South of Memphis on the North side of Arkabutla Lake.

We like to use the slogan “Sail Memphis!” since many of our members are from Memphis and it’s suburbs and to let others know that it’s possible to sail in the area.

We have land for “mast up” storage of our boats and conveniences like onsite bathrooms and covered outdoor dining facilities (picknick tables under a roof), and a nice seating area overlooking the lake for non-sailing family members to enjoy their stay.

60 Years of Lake Sailing

Sail Memphis!

Our Fleets

What do we sail?

All types of sail craft are welcome at DSA. Historically though, the membership has consisted of three major fleets (type of sailboats). The Lightning Class, Thistle Class, and Multihulls (Hobie Cats, Prindles, Nacra, Supercats etc.).

Lightning Class, Fleet 274

The Lighning dinghy is a 19 foot three person daysailer/racer designed by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens  and first launched in 1938. After 80 years it is still actively raced.

Thistle Class, Fleet 72

The Thistle is a high performance one design racing sailboat that is generally sailed with a three person crew. Designed by Sandy Douglass, the Thistle debuted in 1945. The sail plan consists of a main, jib, and spinnaker.

MultiHull Class, Hobie Fleet 134

With the introduction of the exciting sailing of the Hobie Cat in the late 1960’s multihull sailboats found DSA and Arkabutla Lake the idea local sailing venue. Having a convenient soft beach area just beside the concrete ramp makes rigging and launching a Hobie from mast-up-on-trailer storage a breeze. That means you can sail more often!

2024 DSA Banquet

2024 DSA Banquet

Calling All Memphis Area Sailors Come join with the Delta Sailing Association members for a fun dinner with lots of sailing talk! Dutch treat - separate checks - cash bar Commiserate about the lack of water at Arkabutla and share possible opportunities elsewhere to...

DSA Makes Plans to ‘Weather the Storm’

DSA Makes Plans to ‘Weather the Storm’

Since news of the dam break on Arkabutla Lake came out in May 2023 Delta Sailing has tried to plan a way forward. We are told by the Corp of Engineers that repair and refill could take two to five years. This makes DSA a storage facility for that time period. To...

DSA Dues for 2022

DSA Dues for 2022

YES, DSA HAD TO RAISE DUES FOR 2022.(First time since 2004) At Delta Sailing Association’s annual meeting last fall some stark budget facts were laid before members. The tornado of January 2020 destroyed several boats and we lost those owners as members. This drop in...

DSA 2021 Annual Meeting

DSA 2021 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 PMBenjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Room A, 3030 Poplar Ave., MemphisALL MEMBERS WELCOME & ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! DELTA SAILING ASSOCIATION’S 2021 Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 PM at the Benjamin L. Hooks...