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Robert Crown Sailing Center - Sailing

Due to security restrictions in place, only those vehicles driven by someone with a Department of Defense identification card will be able to drive onto the U.S. Naval Academy grounds. Fans attending sailing competitions must park outside of the USNA and walk through the security gate. Shuttle bus service is not provided for sailing competitions.

Click HERE for:

  • vehicle and pedestrian access information,
  • shuttle bus availability,
  • ticket information,
  • team schedules, plus
  • maps and directions to Annapolis and the USNA.


The U.S. Navy has long understood knowledge, confidence and respect for the sea instilled through sailing helps to make better naval officers. Therefore, the U.S. Naval Academy's sailing program is second to none. Sailing opportunities at the Academy range from the basic sail training given during the summer to every incoming plebe, to the Command and Seamanship Training Squadron during summer training, to the pinnacle of the sport, the varsity intercollegiate and offshore teams. When you join the Naval Academy sailing team, you are joining a program that has a tradition of helping an individual find out exactly how good he or she can be.

The sailing team is headquartered in the Robert Crown Center, a modern building on the banks of the Severn River.

It houses the administrative and coaching offices, team classrooms, locker rooms and equipment repair and storage facilities. The Robert Crown Center also houses the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association Hall of Fame which exhibits many of the North American collegiate trophies, plaques and half-models, as well as the All-America lists, representing the achievements of the 70 years of intercollegiate sailing. In addition, the Naval Academy's sailing trophies and awards are on display in the Hall.

Adjacent to the Crown Center is Santee Basin, the mooring area for the Naval Academy's 250-plus sail training fleet including the 20 Navy 44s, six donated offshore boats, 12 J-24's, 22 420s, 22 FJs and 136 Lasers used by the sailing teams. Practices and racing take place on the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay.