Welcome to Your Community Sailing Center

Sail Nauticus is a Norfolk-based, nonprofit sailing school and community sailing center 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.

Learn how we are creating a ripple in the water of change>


"She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.”

~ Elizabeth Edwards ~


Gain access to our fleet of Harbor 20 sailboats and learn to sail, participate in races, or simply sail and socialize with your fellow members.


Learn how to sail with our certified instructors. Through our weekend course emphasizing on-the-water instruction, participants can earn their US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification.