NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina

The Sailing Center and Marina is a great place to enjoy recreational boating and fishing in the Hampton Roads area! At the Naval Station Norfolk Sailing Center you can learn to sail, kayak, rent boats and fishing gear, and enjoy a relaxing time on the water. The Sailing Center offers boating classes for adults and summer camps for children as well as a wide array of rental boats including kayaks and paddleboards, power boats for fishing and water skiing, and a fleet of over 50 sailboats from dinghies to cruising keelboats. The Marina offers 200 deep water slips, conference rooms with waterfront views, a nearby fishing pier, boat ramp, ice, bait and fishing supplies, complementary pump out service, marina store, free WiFi internet, and dinghy storage

  • Fishing kayaks, skiffs, powerboats and more for rent!
  • Launch ramp
  • 200-slip marina
  • Pump out station, fishing pier, fish cleaning station and more!

Adult Sailing Program

US Sailing Basic Keelboat Course

In this course, you will learn the basics of sailing on board our Colgate 26. Instruction topics include: leaving and returning to the dock, sail handling, general seamanship, anchoring,  safety procedures, sailing theory and points of sailing, tides, weather forecasts, rules of the road, sail trim, and more. Course dates are offered on select weekends from May through September or weekday private lessons to fit your schedule.
Cost per person: $125 (Two-day class) - Registration includes the two-day course with on-water training, textbook and log book, one-year US Sailing membership and US Sailing Certification and NNSC sailing endorsement.

US Sailing SMALL BOAT Course

Learn the basics of sailing aboard small sailboats including our lasers and 420s. Topics will include basic terminology, rigging, and sail theory. Upon completion, participants can rent our Lasers, 420s or Hobie Waves.

Course dates are offered on select weekends in July and August or weekday private lessons to fit your schedule.

Cost per person: $225 (Two-day class) - Registration includes the two-day course with on-water training, textbook and log book, and NNSC sailing endorsement card.

 

Additional Sailing Opportunities

First Sail: Interested in learning how to sail? The First Sail is a unique opportunity to introduce newcomers to the sport of sailing while aboard a two-hour leisurely sail on Willoughby Bay with one of our certified instructors. 
Cost per person: $50

Private Lessons: Schedule one-on-one instruction tailored to accommodate your schedule. Private lessons allow you to refresh, refine, or certify skills. All skill levels are welcome! Cost: $25 per hour

Check Ride: Interested in renting from Norfolk Naval Sailing Center? Check rides are for sailors who do not currently possess an NNSC endorsement, but have a nationally recognized sailing certification and would like to become eligible to rent our vessels. Upon verification, you will receive the Norfolk Naval Sailing endorsement.
Cost: $25 per hour (two-hour minimum)

US Sailing Challenge: Patrons with sailing knowledge and experience who do not possess a nationally recognized certification can opt out of the full course with this challenge. This is not a substitute for structured training, it is for candidates who are familiar with the US Sailing PRACTICAL and WRITTEN standards. 
Cost per person: $100 - Includes US Sailing certification, one-year US-Sailing Membership, and an NNSC sailing endorsement

Events

Saturday, May 5, 2018

6:00AM

NAVSTA Norfolk - Fat Fish Tournament

NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina

Monday, May 7, 2018

3:30PM

NAVSTA Norfolk - Safe Power Boating Course

NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina

This event repeats First Monday
Every 1 month

Monday, May 21, 2018

3:30PM

NAVSTA Norfolk - Safe Power Boating Course

NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina

This event repeats Third Monday
Every 1 month

Saturday, May 26, 2018

12:00PM

NAVSTA Norfolk - Sailing Center Memorial Day Backyard Bonanza

NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

7:00AM

NAVSTA Norfolk - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina

This event repeats every week on Tuesday, Thursday

Saturday, June 16, 2018

12:00PM

NAVSTA Norfolk - National Marina Day

NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina

Monday, June 18, 2018

9:30AM

Junior Sailing Beginner Camp (Ages 8 to 12)

NAVSTA Norfolk - Junior Sailing Program

Monday, June 25, 2018

9:30AM

Junior Sailing Beginner Camp (Ages 13 to 16)

NAVSTA Norfolk - Junior Sailing Program

Saturday, June 30, 2018

12:00PM

NAVSTA Norfolk - Operation: Freedom Sail!

NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina

Monday, July 9, 2018

9:30AM

Junior Sailing Advanced Camp (Ages 8 to 12)

NAVSTA Norfolk - Junior Sailing Program

Monday, July 16, 2018

9:30AM

Junior Sailing Advanced Camp (Ages 13 to 16)

NAVSTA Norfolk - Junior Sailing Program

Monday, July 23, 2018

9:30AM

Junior Sailing Beginner Camp (Ages 13 to 16)

NAVSTA Norfolk - Junior Sailing Program

Monday, July 30, 2018

9:30AM

Junior Sailing Beginner Camp (Ages 8 to 12))

NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina

Monday, August 6, 2018

9:30AM

Junior Sailing Advanced Camp (Ages 8 to 12)

NAVSTA Norfolk - Junior Sailing Program

Monday, August 13, 2018

9:30AM

Junior Sailing Advanced Camp (Ages 13 to 16)

NAVSTA Norfolk - Junior Sailing Program

Saturday, September 1, 2018

12:00PM

NAVSTA Norfolk - Marina End of Summer Boat Bash

NAVSTA Norfolk - Naval Sailing Center & Marina