Big Blue Sailing Academy

General Information


Location
All sailing classes and lessons and hosted regattas are held at the Old Dominion University Sailing Center on the Old Dominion University Campus in Norfolk, Virginia.  If you are using Google Maps or another map application, search: ODU Sailing Center, or use the address below for directions.

Old Dominion University Sailing Center
4551 Powhatan Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia  23529

See also the Driving Directions page.

Please note: This is NOT our mailing address. Please contact us by email for the best place to send business correspondence and/or bottles of grog and treasure chests of pirate loot. 

mitch@bigbluesailingacademy.com
dawn@bigbluesailingacademy.com

Boats
The sailing lessons are taught with a focus on active, hands-on training on shore and aboard the ODU Sailing Team's fleet of Collegiate FJs, 420s, and Laser sailboats.

The Classes

All classes follow US Sailing course guidelines and instructional material.  All head instructors and coaches are US Sailing certified instructors.  


Refunds and Cancellations
Under certain circumstances, cancellations and refund requests are necessary. The Big Blue Sailing Academy policy states that requests for refunds must be submitted in writing at least 3 days prior to the first day of camp. There is a non-refundable fee of $50.00. Refunds will only be processed after camp has ended.


What to Bring
Bathing suit, clothes and shoes (no flip-flops) that can get wet, sunglasses with leash strap, sunscreen, towel, dry clothes to change into, and water bottle. The Old Dominion University Sailing Center discourages the use of single-use water bottles. Please bring your refillable bottle. Shoes must be worn at all times. Please refrain from bringing excess cash or valuables.


Swimming Requirement
All participants must be proficient swimmers, capable of swimming 100 meters unassisted and able to tread water for 5 minutes. Life jackets are provided and must be worn at all times on the water. Individuals may bring their own lifejackets.











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