Specifications

  • Homeport: Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Rig: Schooner
  • Sparred Length: 126
  • LOA: 122
  • LOD: 120
  • LWL: 88
  • Draft: 13
  • Beam: 24
  • Rig Height: 116
  • Freeboard: 8
  • Sail Area: 6500
  • Tons: 98
  • Hull: Wood

Organization: Nauticus Foundation

Story

VIRGINIA is a reproduction of the last all sail vessel built for the Virginia Pilot Association. The original ship sailed for the pilots from 1917-1926, training apprentice pilots in seamanship and navigation. The reproduction, built in Norfolk between 2002-2004, is also used as an educational platform. Her programs include courses in maritime history, marine science, maritime literature, and team-building for both students and adults. The ship has sailed as far south as Trinidad, east to Bermuda, north to Prince Edward Island, and all along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.

Facts

  • USCG Certification: Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter R), Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
  • Year Launched: 2004
  • Number of Crew: 8
  • Name of Contact: KC Fullmer
  • Website: https://nauticus.org/schooner-virginia/