Delta Flotilla Trip | Modern Sailing

Delta Flotilla Trip

Weekend Trip, 3 days and 2 nights

Experience the fun of an MSC led-flotilla as we head up the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta this fall. Join the flotilla as crew by reserving a cabin on MSC’s lead boat, Kanaloa, or charter one of MSC’s four participating bareboats reserved for Platinum Fleet certified members. Refine skills in multi-day trip planning and explore eastward of the Bay alongside experienced Flotilla Leader and MSC instructor, Captain Blaine McClish.

Begin your three-day, 2-night adventure at Modern Sailing with a complimentary liveaboard and an invitation to attend a special MSC-hosted evening reception. Bring your favorite items to grill or share and meet flotilla participants. Plan to stay aboard your boat Thursday night and be ready for a 9:00am departure the next morning. 

From your slip at Modern, embark on a full day of sailing heading out of San Francisco Bay through Raccoon Strait and north towards San Pablo Bay. Continue through the channel as it narrows and arrive in Owl Harbor Marina just before dark. From your slip, enjoy the view of Owl Harbor’s charming 20 acres complete with facilities, spaces for camping, horseshoe pits, and garden. Reserve a campsite in advance or choose to spend the night aboard.

On your return, prepare for a shorter stretch upwind, arriving at the Benicia Marina with plenty of time to explore the city’s historic waterfront restaurants and shops that were once home to shipyards, tanneries, canneries, and a ferry terminal. Depart Benicia in the morning, arriving back in Sausalito for the optional celebratory night on the town.

Enjoy the benefits of an MSC-hosted multi-day flotilla!

  • Explore new parts of the Bay with detailed sail plan, prepared trip itinerary, and pre-arranged slips at overnight destinations.
  • Share in the fun and camaraderie of group adventures.
  • Acquire new skills in cruising and navigation from US Coast Guard licensed Captain and MSC Instructor.
  • Plan your next flotilla or multi-day sailing adventure with confidence and ease!

Trip Dates and Duration

  • Check in for your complimentary liveaboard Thursday, 4:00pm.
  • Depart 9:00am Friday, September 20th.
  • Return 6:00pm Sunday, September 22.

Arrival times are approximate and subject to wind and tidal conditions.

Cabin and Flotilla Pricing

Skippered Catamaran (Pricing includes base provisioning and flotilla fee.)

Double Cabin $895 $995
Single Cabin $795 $895

Bareboat Flotilla Fee - $295 (Does not include provisioning.) 

Crew Meeting (Registered flotilla participants only.)

Flotilla participants are invited to attend a crew meeting led by Trip Leader Captain Blaine McClish. Fellow participants will meet, discuss details of navigation, and review multi-day charter preparation requirements. This meeting is recommended for bareboat skippers and optional for crew and passengers. Snacks and refreshments are provided.

When: Tuesday September 10; 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Modern Sailing School & Club Lounge

CANCELLATION POLICY – To cancel and receive a full refund, please provide 14 days advance notice. If cancellation occurs 1 - 14 prior to the first day of the scheduled trip, there will be no refund.


  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

  • John Kipping

    The meeting room was quite adequate and the location most convenient, but the course outline and instruction were outstanding. Modern Sailing is fortunate to have such a well organized instructor in Mr. Stan Lander who teaches very well from a rich professional background. Mr. Lander was generous with his time and patiently in helping students who needed more attention or time in understanding various aspects of the curriculum.

  • John Clark

    Every aspect of Modern Sailing - training, syllabus, course materials, quality of the boats, quality of the instructors, and the very friendly and helpful staff - exceeded my expectations. Modern Sailing has a first class sailing program in an environment with challenging winds and currents. I look forward to coming back to charter a boat and certainly plan to continue my sailing training.

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