ODU Sailing

The ODU Sailing team is one of the most successful collegiate programs in the country. The ODU Sailing Center is home to the men’s and women’s sailing teams at Old Dominion University (ODU). The center is located behind G. William Whitehurst Hall along the Elizabeth River on the west side of campus. During the summertime, the Sailing Center also offers lessons to the local community.

ODU Sailing Team, circa 2000-2005


From 1986 to 1995, K.C. Fullmer, ODU’s first sailing All-American, coached the sailing team to seven national championships and two Fowle Trophies for the top sailing program in the country. In 1995, former ODU all-star Mitch Brindley took the helm, and he has compiled an additional seven national championships for ODU.


K.C. Fullmer (1986-1995)

Mitch Brindley (1995-Present)


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