Delmarva Sailing School

Our Teaching Vessels:

We utilize our 39' Pearson, sloop Gallivant for most on the water classes.
We believe it is important that students should have the opportunity to sail on a sailboat that sails well. This is especially important to the beginning sailor. Once students have seen how a well designed sailboat performs they know what is possible, and can make a better decision on what sailboats to charter or purchase. Many other sailing schools utilize sailboats that simply do not sail well because they are not designed for performance. These sailboats are slow, won’t sail upwind well, and won’t back straight, making docking difficult. Few other cruising sailboats can match the performance of our Pearson 39’.
Our Philosophy:
Gallivant has been completely redone. The hull was sandblasted and repainted and all stantions were rebedded. The old electronics were replaced with new C series Raymarine GPS/Chart Plotter/Radar. The bimini and dodger were replaced with new Sunbrella fabric. Most windows were replaced with new. A new Quantum Mainsail with Dutchman was added in 2015 and new Genoa in 2016. All brightwork and flooring are refinished. All the standing and running rigging was replaced. The engine is new as of 2018. A 6.5 kw generator was added in 2017. Gallivant has also been set up for ocean sailing with Revere Life Raft, storm head sail, Solar panels, and EPIRB. All interior and exterior cushions were replaced in 2015/2016. In short, Gallivant is in better than new condition.
History of Gallivant:
     Built– 1988
     LOA– 39’3”
     Beam– 12’6”
     Swing Keel-Draft- 4’7” up/8’10 down
     Overhead Clearance– 57’
     Displacement– 17,000 lbs
     Quantum 120 Genoa
     Mack Sail Mainsail with Mack Pack

     Harken Genoa Furling System
     Dometic Air Conditioning (New 2020)
     30 AMP shore power
     Adler Barbour Refrigeration New Compressor (New 2020)
     VHF with remote mic
     Sleeps seven but 5 max allowed
     Ray Marine Chart plotter and GPS
     6 man Revere Offshore Life Raft
     CQR Anchors (2)
     Ray Marine direct drive autohelm
     Ray Marine radar
     Solar Panels
     AIS transceiver
     Raymarine/Sirius Satellite Weather
Pearson 39’ Sloop Specifications:

Depth, knot log, wind speed instruments
Sumbrella Dodger
Sumbrella Bimini
New running rigging
New windows throughout
30 gallon fuel tank
TV with antenna at masthead
HilleRange 3 burner stove/oven
LED Tricolor/anchor light
Galerider Web Drogue
Refinished bright work
Xantrex inverter/Charger
Teak and holly flooring
LED steaming light
Achilles 10’2” dingy (New 2019)
6 HP Yamaha Engine (New 2020)
ACR Global Fix Pro 406 Mhz EPIRB
Two 50 gallon water tanks
One 30 gallon fuel tank
One 10 gallon holding tank
Gail Sail storm head sail
Revere 6 man liferaft
6.5 KW Fisher Panda AGT6000 Generator (New 2017)
Yanmar 3JH40 40 HP Diesel (New 2018)
Invictus- 39 foot Pearson sloop
Wavelength 40 foot Caliber sloop
We sometimes utilize the sailboats shown below for our sailing classes.
Class Descriptions and Prices
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