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 and is kept in top condition. The hull was sandblasted and is repainted whenever needed and all stantions are rebedded. The old electronics were replaced with Ray Marine Axiom 12 inch GPS/Chart Plotter/Ray Marine Radar. The bimini and dodger are kept in excellent condition. All port lights and hatch windows are replaced with new as needed. A Mack Sails Mainsail with full battons and Mack Pack was added in 2021 and Rolly Tasker new Genoa in 2024. All brightwork and flooring are maintained in excellent condition. All standing and running rigging in excellent condition. The Yanmar 3JH40 engine is new as of 2018. A Nextgen CMI-3.5 kw generator was added in 2022. Gallivant has also been set up for ocean sailing with Revere Life Raft, storm head sail, Solar panels ($2024), and EPIRB. Lofans Tigress horizontal windlass rebuilt 2023 with two CQR anchors with 125 foot chain and 100 feet line. All interior and exterior cushions in excellent condition. In short, Gallivant is in great 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
     Rolly Tasker new Genoa in 2024
     AIS transceiver
     Mack Sail Mainsail with Mack Pack 2021
     Harken Genoa Furling System
     Dometic Air Conditioning (New 2020)
     30 AMP shore power
     Adler Barbour Refrigeration New Compressor
     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

Pearson 39’ Sloop Specifications:

Depth, knot log, wind speed instruments
Sumbrella Dodger
Sumbrella Bimini
Newer running rigging
New windows throughout
30 gallon fuel tank
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
Nextgen CMI-3.5 kw generator 2022
Yanmar 3JH40 40 HP Diesel (New 2018)
Invictus- 39 foot Pearson sloop
We sometimes utilize the sailboats shown below for our sailing classes.
Group Sailing Class Descriptions and Prices
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Common Questions
Delmarva Charters
Our Teaching Vessels
Practice Sail Programs
Group Sailing Class Schedule
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How to Sign up?
Private Sailing Class Descriptions and Prices
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Corporate Team Building Program
ASA Challenge Program
How to Become an ASA Sailing Instructor
Wavelength 40 foot Caliber sloop
Nico 33 foot Hunter sloop