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, take part in races, or just sail and socialize.


Learn how to sail with our professional instructors. A weekend course emphasizing on the water instruction, students can earn a US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.


Children ages 8 to 15 can learn beginner sailing skills in Sail Quest or Sail Quest Junior, or more advanced skills in Sail Voyagers. Camps run for one week, from Monday to Friday.