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

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.

*typically occurs one to two weeks before trip.

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.

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  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

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2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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