Big Blue Sailing Academy

COVID-19 Public Health Threat

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Old Dominion University has announced that there will be no in-person summer camps allowed on campus. This includes all academic and athletic camps such as our youth and adult sailing classes. Big Blue Sailing Academy was busy preparing to implement CDC, US Sailing, and Virginia state guidelines to provide a safe, healthy, and fun activity. We are truly disappointed, but I recognize the need for Old Dominion University to focus on returning faculty and students to campus for the fall academic semester. There may be sailing opportunities at Norfolk and Hampton Yacht Clubs and at Sail Nauticus.  

Although USODA has canceled the 2020 Optimist National Championships. We are still working with our partners at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club to host an a safe and fun regional Optimist fleet race regatta July 24 - 26. For details see the USODA website..

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 


It is our great pleasure to help you learn to sail and race sailboats.   

The Big Blue Sailing Academy coaches have many years of coaching and teaching experience. They have sought the finest training for themselves, as young sailors and as adults. They have coached, managed, or competed in the greatest dinghy regattas in the United States. 

Whether you are here to race in a National Championship or interested in getting your feet wet with sailing for the first time, we are want you to feel at ease.  Let us know how we can help.