Big Blue Sailing Academy

Where to Stay 
The regatta has secured a special discounted rate at the brand new Hilton Norfolk The Main located in vibrant downtown, just minutes from the ODU Sailing Center. The Hilton has reopened the block for July 30-Aug 4. The block will be active through this Sunday, July 23.  This is where you want to stay.  Click here to make your reservations.

Due to heavy traffic congestion at area tunnels during the summer, it is highly recommended that participants choose lodging in the City of Norfolk. The Hampton Roads area is a summer vacation destination with beaches, boating, history, the arts, and much more. Please book your stay early.  
All coach and spectators operating on or near the race course must register by following this link:

2017 USODA Nationals



2017 USODA Team Race Nationals

July 24, 10 am – 6 pm Check-in and Measurement

July 25 – 27 Team Race Nationals

2017 USODA Girls Nationals

July 27, 12 pm – 6 pm Check-in and Measurement

July 28, USODA Girls Nationals

2017 USODA National Championship

July 30, 1 pm – 7 pm Check-in and Measurement

July 31- August 3 National Championship

*Teams wishing to practice before and in between events need to coordinate with the the Regatta Chairs.


Event Messaging:  

Big Blue Sailing Academy will be using for event messaging and announcements. Sign-up at the links below to receive messages via text or email to stay up to date:

2017 USODA Team Race National Championships

2017 USODA Girls National Championship

2017 USODA National Championship

Norfolk Yacht and Country Club:

Norfolk Yacht and Country Club is generously providing berthing for coach and safety boats. They are inviting visiting families and coaches to enjoy their facilities. Please complete the Guest Registration form in advance of your visit. If you plan on bringing a yacht for your stay, please contact NYCC directly.  

Competitor's Dinner Tickets: Tuesday evening (8/1) we are hosting a competitor dinner at the new Broderick Dining Commons at Old Dominion University (1401 W. 49th Street Norfolk). This multi-station dinner will include everything from tacos and sushi to baked manicotti and burgers. Entry is free for each competitor with regatta wrist band. Tickets for parents and coaches can be purchased online at for $20 per person. Tickets are limited.