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Ways to Support Sail Nauticus

By supporting Sail Nauticus, you are providing a unique opportunity for the youth in our community to succeed on the water, in the classroom, and beyond.

General Donation

Your support as a donor provides the financial foundation that is needed for Sail Nauticus to maintain its fleet, docks and programs. Most impactfully, your contributions fund a free after-school sailing and leadership program for Title 1 students in Norfolk Public Schools.

Examples of how your gift can make a lasting impact:

  • $25 – Two new dock lines
  • $50 – Student log books/STEM to STERN learning kits
  • $100 – Eight new life jackets
  • $250 – New running rigging for one sailboat
  • $500 – Provides scholarship for ONE Sail Nauticus Academy graduate to the U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat Course – This certification opens doors for students to apply for paid instructor positions
  • $1500 – Annual scholarship for one Sail Nauticus Academy student
  • $2500 – Annual maintenance for one Harbor20 sailboat

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Fins on the Fantail: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett
Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 5PM-8:30PM

Join us on the Battleship as we honor the great Jimmy Buffett with live music by tribute band, The Tiki Bar. Enjoy Buffets greatest hits, themed drinks, games and more provided by Sail Nauticus.  Must be ages 21+ to attend, ID will be verified upon arrival.

Sponsorship opportunities featuring marketing benefits & reserved tables + VIP tickets are available. Please contact Director of Development & Marketing, Rehn West, by email for more details.

Thank you! All events proceeds directly support our transformational youth sailing programs for Title I students in Norfolk public schools. Learn more about Sail Nauticus and it’s life changing programs here.

Sail Nauticus Scholarship Fund

Support local students in financial need with a scholarship to participate in several program offerings at Sail Nauticus. Scholarship fund opportunities include:

1) Enrollment in our flagship Academy program (year-long after school sailing / leadership development course).

2) Registration to attend summer camp.

3) Registration for Academy graduates to take a Learn to Sail (US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification) course.