On Sept. 30, we launched a matching gift challenge to Raise Our Sails. All donations up to $15,000, will be matched by our generous donor Dr. John Bowers & Family, and will be used for the purchase of new specialty-colored sails for our fleet of Harbor 20 sailboats. With your generous support over the past few months, we have reached our match goal of $15,000 to outfit our vessels with new sails. But there is still work to do! We are just 60% of the way to our total fundraising goal of $25,000! All donations which exceed the money necessary for new sails will go towards much-needed programming supplies for our Sail Nauticus Academy operations.


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.

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"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.