Delmarva Sailing School's fun sailing classes take place on the Chesapeake Bay and in the Virgin Islands.
Why learn to sail at Delmarva Sailing School?
Learn to be captain of your own sailboat to American Sailing Association standards.
Our teaching vessel is a
Pearson 39' Sloop named 'Gallivant'
Click to see a video showing the skills you will learn.
We teach and certify our students to American Sailing
Delmarva Sailing School sailing classes are all taught in a live aboard approach, where the student is totally immersed into learning how to sail. Class size is kept small and is typically 3-4 students. Classes are available to fit almost anyone's schedule. During classes on the Chesapeake Bay, students typically visit locations like Annapolis, Saint Michaels, Galesville, the Magothy River, the Rhode River, Solomons Island or other destinations as they learn to sail from a patient and competent captain. During classes in the Virgin Islands, students typically visit Saint Thomas, Saint John, St. Croix, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and other exotic locations.
Whether your goal is to learn to sail on the Chesapeake Bay or the Virgin Islands, Delmarva Sailing School is there to help you with the finest sailing instruction and teaching yacht available. Delmarva Sailing School operates out of Rock Hall, MD from May-October and operates out of Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands from December-April. We also teach Ocean Passage Making as we move our boat to and from the Chesapeake Bay and Saint Thomas, USVI.
Delmarva Sailing School is an American Sailing Association affiliated sailing school. We teach and certify our students to ASA standards, and offer the entire series of ASA sailing classes for inland, near coastal, and ocean water, from beginner to advanced level. All of our instructors are ASA certified sailing instructors and have their US Coast Guard captainís license, ensuring the finest instruction available.
We believe that new sailors should learn to sail on a sailboat that sails well, so all our classes are taught on a Pearson 39í cruiser/racer that allows students to learn what is possible on a sailboat that performs well, and is equipped with the latest in equipment and in superb condition.
After students learn to sail we also offer a unique flotilla program where students charter sailboats and sail together in interesting locations. Past trips have included Newport to Block Island and Martha's Vineyard, destinations on the Chesapeake Bay, and the Virgin Islands.
By choosing Delmarva Sailing School for your sailing education you can realize your dream of learning to sail. Our alumni charter sailboats in destinations all over the world, and many have purchased their own sailboat.
Chesapeake Bay Location Rock Hall. MD
Saint Thomas Location
US Virgin Islands, Red Hook