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
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!
Delta Sailing Assoc. will do "docks-out" on Saturday, October 2, 2021. This early date is an attempt to stay ahead of the dropping Lake level that usually occurs in the fall of the year as the Corp lowers the water in anticipation of winter rains. Action starts early...
Arkabutla Lake, Delta Sailing Association, May 30, 2021, Report by Ruby. Memorial Day weekend was the official kickoff to the DSA 2021 sailing season.