DC Sail High School Racing Program



High School Racing Program at DC Sail

Established in 2005, the DC Sail High School Sailing Program allows students from High Schools throughout the DC area to participate in our Varsity and Junior Varsity and Learn to Sail Interscholastic teams. We offer 10-week High School Programs in the Spring (March - May) and the Fall (September - November.)  Please view the FAQ page (click here) for additional information on how the program is managed. The tentative Regatta Schedule will be posted by the end of August. 

High School Sailing Program

The DC Sail high school sailing program acts as a facilitator for local high school sailing teams. Any student is welcome to participate in the program, regardless of whether they have a program at their school or not.

DC Sail offers the only small boat sailing facility in the District of Columbia. High school sailing activities take place at DC Sail's waterfront facility in The Wharf/Gangplank Marina, located on the Washington Channel.  DC Sail maintains a fleet of sixteen Club/Collegiate FJ’s, which are double-handed racing sailboats. Four motorized boats operate as safety boats and on-the-water teaching platforms.

Please click link below in the red box to start High School Racing Program Registration process.                                   

High School Racing Program

22 Feb 2017 3:30 PM • The Wharf, 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

In its 7th season, the "Green Fleet," racing program is designed for upcoming high school freshman who are currently 12 years old (or older) or are students at a middle school grade level. This program will have two days of after school instruction during the week and Saturday morning. The practice sessions groom young sailors in preparation of the High School Racing Program once they are of age.  Intramural Regattas will be held with the Green Fleet participants. We have 20 spaces available for the Green Fleet Program.       
                                                                                                      
Please click link below in the red box to start the High School Racing Program "Green Fleet" High School Racing Prep Program. 

Green Fleet Prep Program

04 Mar 2017 3:30 PM • The Wharf, 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024


Coaching

DC Sail maintains a staff of outstanding coaches. Each instructor (coach) employed by DC Sail is trained in techniques for teaching basic sailing including safety boat operation, instructional sailing drills and lecture topics.  Our instructors are also certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid and CPR and have completed background checks.

Fall 2017 Coaches
Head Coach: Daniel Levy
Head Coach: Abigail White
Assistant Coach: Joe Fillingham
Green Fleet Head Coach: Steve AuBuchon
                                                  
Schedules:

Teams will be posted after tryouts.

Tryouts will be held February 23rd and February 24th for Junior Varsity and Varsity. Tryouts are weather permitting.  Coaching staff will contact sailors to notify which date/time to report to tryouts. Note there is no tryout for Green Fleet.

Tentative Spring 2017 Season Regatta Schedule:
Please click here to view.

Spring 2017 Season Practice Schedule:

Varsity: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3:45 to 6:45 pm

Junior Varsity: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 3:45 to 6:45 pm

Green Fleet: Tuesday, Thursday, 3:45 to 6:45 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon               

Spring 2017 Season

Registration is open for the Spring 2017 Season. 

Online registration, payment in full due no later than February 22, 2017.

Instructions for Online Registration & Payment:

First Step: Please click on the link in one of the red boxes to the left. One is for High School Racing Program (JV/Varsity,) the other a bit further down the page is for Green Fleet Program. Complete the online registration and issue payment as step one of the registration process.

Step Two: Launch and print and complete the hard copy registration documents. Please see link below. These forms are to be delivered to coaching staff at tryouts for JV/Varsity and on the first day of practice for the Green Fleet.

Please click here for the Spring 2017 Registration Document and Scholarship Application.

Cost of the DC Sail High School Sailing Team is $485* per season. Includes a six-month DC Sail membership so that students can participate in off-season racing programs.


*Scholarships are available.  

Tryouts will be held February 23rd and February 24th for Junior Varsity and Varsity. Tryouts are weather permitting. Coaching staff will contact sailors to notify which date/time to report to tryouts. Note there is no tryout for Green Fleet.

Important Contact Info:

DC Sail Office:
(Traci Mead)
202.547.1250

Head Coach Daniel Levy

Head Coach Abigail White

Green Fleet Head Coach:



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Business Office Mailing Address: 600 Water Street SW, Unit 9-16, Washington, DC 20024
Waterfront Address: 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Telephone: (202) 547-1250 · Email: Traci Mead, Director of Business Operations - tmead@dcsail.org 
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