Which Class Is Best For You?
All sailing classes and lessons and hosted regattas are held at the Old Dominion University Sailing Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Please see the Driving Directions page.
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.
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 a 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.
All participants must be proficient swimmers, capable of swimming 100 yards unassisted and able to tread water for 5 minutes. Life jackets are provided and must be worn at all times on the water. Sailors may bring their own lifejackets.