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Save the Date for 2023!

Pier Party

Enjoy local eats, craft beer/wine, games, live music, auction, driving range and more!


Create a team to support access to sailing, STEM, and leadership programs for the youth of our community!

Cofer Cup

Teams race along the Elizabeth River aboard our Harbor 20 sailboats to win the official Cofer Cup.

About Sail Nauticus

Youth Programs, Sailing Courses, Membership, Corporate Outings, Schooner Virginia & More

Saturday, September 23, 2023

2022 Event Highlights

We are excited to announce in 2022, we raised over $50,000 on and off the water at the first annual SailFest!

Thank you to the racers, community, and our sponsors for supporting STEM and leadership development for the youth in our community.

Click here to check out our event photos.

Raise More Than A Sail

Sail Nauticus, a program of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Nauticus Foundation, develops leadership and academic success through the art and science of sailing to underserved youth in Hampton Roads. Sail Nauticus programs includes the flagship Sail Nauticus Academy, sailing memberships, skills clinics, group outings, summers camps and more.

To support Sail Nauticus, make a gift here: Ways to Support Sail Nauticus

For 2023 sponsorship details, please contact Rehn West, Director of Development & Marketing at

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Chip & Sip Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors

Beer Sponsor

Nauticus’ mission is to benefit the community through education, impactful experiences and by sharing access to maritime resources. Sponsorships are tax-deductible and directly support our mission through the Nauticus Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit of Nauticus.