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Sail Nauticus is a Norfolk-based nonprofit organization unlike anything else in the Hampton Roads region. Our mission is to inspire, instruct, and impact Hampton Roads kids through the use of sailing and maritime sciences.

We do this through a variety of programs available to the public, such as our Sail Abouts and adult certification classes, an expansive membership program, and our Summer Camps. Proceeds from these Sail Nauticus programs enable Hampton Roads youth, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to meet new friends and learn new things as they navigate their way to becoming exceptional young adults.

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Community

Membership offers full access to our brand new fleet of eight Harbor 20 sailboats, along with sailing and social events throughout the year.  And the best part is, no sailing experience is required to join!

Sail Academy

Sail Nauticus Academy is a year-long, after-school program for sixth graders. The program is designed to have a meaningful, long term effect on the young people of Hampton Roads.  

Summer Camp

Spend an exciting week learning to sail on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront! This fun, hands-on camp includes water and shore-based activities led by certified instructors. Learn the principles of sailing and water safety.