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    Delta Sailing Association

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

    Memorial Day Weekend Regatta 2021

    Memorial Day Weekend Regatta 2021

    Arkabutla Lake, Delta Sailing Association, May 30, 2021, Report by Ruby. Memorial Day weekend was the official kickoff to the DSA 2021 sailing season.

    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!

    -CANCELLED- DSA Docks Out 2020

    -CANCELLED- DSA Docks Out 2020

    UPDATE DEC. 3, 2020: DSA DOCKS OUT EFFORT ON DEC 5TH HAS BEEN CANCELLED Removal of the Delta Sailing Assoc. docks set for this Saturday, December 5 is cancelled. The Lake has dropped fast enough to leave the docks sitting on the soft bottom. This situation is similar...

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