Delmarva Sailing School
Rock Hall, Maryland
| (410) 810-4230 | delmarvasailingschool.com

Take fun and informative sailing classes at Delmarva Sailing School and enjoy just the right mix of education and fun that most students are looking for when learning to sail. Although our classes emphasize educational content, when the day is done you will likely find yourself in a fun location with time to explore and kick back.

Since we began operating in 2008 we have taught thousands of people to sail to American Sailing and Captain In You Sailing School high standards. We offer a complete program of both private and group classes that allows students to go from beginner to advanced sailors, under the guidance of caring and knowledgeable instructors, on quality sailboats. No other sailing school on the Chesapeake Bay offers the wide selection of classes or the superior quality of classes offered by Delmarva Sailing School.

It is a simple fact that it takes less time to learn to sail at Delmarva Sailing School. Streamline your sailing education with our internally developed Captain In You Sailing Schools sailing curriculum that has proven effective in helping students quickly learn the information required to gain ASA certification, and cruise safely on their own. Most sailing schools do not have a curriculum for their classes and students are forced to undergo unorganized sailing classes, some over many days, that do not meet student objectives, and cost more. Our students have an average score since 2008 of 99% on ASA on the water skills and 97% in written ASA knowledge testing.

Unlike other schools that provide education in a day sailor program or classroom and return to their home port at the end of the day, our ASA103, ASA104, and higher sailing classes emphasize learning in a real environment, conducted as we move our sailboat to fun destinations on the Chesapeake Bay, including Annapolis, Saint Michaels, Galesville, the Magothy River, the Rhode River, and Solomons Island. All of our instructors are ASA certified sailing instructors and have their US Coast Guard captain’s license, ensuring the finest instruction available.

All of our sailing classes are taught in a 2-7 day, live aboard approach, where students are totally immersed into learning to sail and cruise, and no hotels are required. Class size is kept small and is typically 3-4 students. Classes are available April – November to fit almost anyone’s schedule.

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.

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking
ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking
Learn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship.
ASA 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement
ASA 117, Basic Celestial Endorsement
Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology. Knowledge of weather information for planning and adapting navigation during short duration and extended voyages.

Other Services Available

  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)

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ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Delmarva Sailing School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

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Delmarva Sailing School

Address 21144 Green LaneRock HallMD21661United States
Phone (410) 810-4230
Website delmarvasailingschool.com
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