DC Sail Events

Upcoming events

    • 04 Mar 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • 17 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 13
    Register

    Welcome to the JV & Varsity High School Racing Program!

    Registration is a Two-Part Process. 

    Step One: Please submit both the online registration along with full payment with a credit/debit card. Unpaid registrations will be automatically cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please make sure you have your payment information available at the time of registration to assure the completion of the online registration process.

    When entering information into the form, please enter parent name at the top of the form. There are fields below on the form for sailors' name, age, and school information. 

    Step Two: Launch, print and complete hard copy Registration Form.  

    Please click here for the Spring 2019 Registration Document. Sailors should bring the hard copy original forms to either tryouts or the first day of practice if not participating in tryouts.

    Practice takes place at DC Sail, Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

    • 04 Mar 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • 17 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Street SW, Washington, DC 20003
    • 3
    Register

    Welcome to the "Green Fleet" Racing Program!

    Registration is a Two-Part Process. 

    Step One: Please submit both the online registration along with full payment with a credit/debit card. Unpaid registrations will be automatically cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please make sure you have your payment information available at the time of registration to assure the completion of the online registration process.

    When entering information into the form, please enter parent name at the top of the form. There are fields below on the form for sailors' name, age, and school information. 

    Step Two: Launch, print and complete hard copy Registration Form.  

    Please click here for the Spring 2019 Registration Document. Sailors should bring the hard copy original forms the first day of practice.

    Practice takes place at DC Sail, Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dock 79 Community Room, 79 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington DC 20003
    • 26
    Register

    DC Sail's adult lessons are taught by highly trained, local Volunteer Instructors.  

    DC Sail Volunteer Instructors receive a special membership rate of only $125 for 12 months, with all the perks of a Super Membership, in exchange for providing two "Shifts" per month from April through October.

    Adult Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons and Refresher Courses take place from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays during the sailing season.  

     

    Requirements for becoming a Volunteer Instructor:

    • Relevant sailing experience
    • Successful completion of a District of Columbia Boating Safety Certification (NASBLA approved boat safety course.)
    • Ability to swim 75 yards while fully clothed
    • Ability to exhibit appropriate interpersonal skills  
    • Participate in DC Sail training sessions
    • Become a paid DC Sail member at the Instructor rate  
    • A great attitude, love to share sailing knowledge and skills, and a desire to have fun!
    Recommended qualifications:
    • US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor Certification
    • US Sailing Safe Powerboat Handling Certification
    • Current CPR and First Aid Certifications  

    DC Sail hosts an intensive training weekend for our Volunteer Instructors, giving you all the information and skills necessary to conduct lessons.

     

    Volunteer Instructor Training Weekend:

    Saturday, April 6, 2019 & Sunday, April 7, 2019

    • Mandatory Attendance for New DC Sail Volunteer Instructors.  
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday - Brown Bag Lunch suggested for Sunday.

    Location: 

    Dock 79 Community Room - Adjacent to DC Sail's Diamond Teague Park Piers location.

      Thank You!

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Wharf/Gangplank Marina, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, 20024
    • 21
    Register


    Pack a picnic and set sail along the Cherry Blossom-lined Potomac and Anacostia Rivers to celebrate the beauty of spring in DC!

    Helpful Information:

    Food & Beverage: We do not offer food and beverage service on board for purchase. You're encouraged to bring along a picnic and drinks (beer/wine are permitted - no spirits, please.) Keep your menu super simple such as sandwiches/snacks. 

    Little Sailors: Children are most welcome! You'll need to purchase a ticket for them, infants included. Strollers are permitted. Our Crew will stow the strollers below decks during the sail. There is no power available during the sail, so please be prepared with supplies for your children as we do not have the ability to warm food or bottles.

    Restroom: There is a unisex restroom on board.

    What to wear/bring: You may wish to bring along a lap blanket and be sure to dress for the weather, as early spring sailing can be chilly after sunset. Wear closed-toe, soft soled shoes.

    Cancellation: If severe weather (thunderstorms, excessive winds, frigid temperatures, snow, etc.) prevents us from being able to safely leave the docks, we will issue a cancellation and full refund of your purchase. Please be advised that we will not cancel in the event of light rain/mist. Rain gear/poncho is then suggested. Cancellation notices are sent out via email typically two hours prior to the planned departure time.

    Registration: Full payment must be made at the time of registration. Pending registrations without payment will be auto-cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please have your payment information available at the time of registration.

    Captain and Crew look forward to welcoming you aboard, "American Spirit!" 


    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Wharf, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, 20024
    • 32
    Register


    Join us for a cruise on the Potomac River prior to the big event! The Captain will then position the boat on the Washington Channel (at The Wharf) and you'll view the fireworks display from the deck of "American Spirit!"

    Helpful Information:

    Food & Beverage: We do not offer food and beverage service on board for purchase. You're encouraged to bring along a picnic and drinks (beer/wine are permitted - no spirits, please.) Keep your menu super simple such as sandwiches/snacks. 

    Little Sailors: Children are most welcome! You'll need to purchase a ticket for them, infants included. Strollers are permitted. Our Crew will stow the strollers below decks during the sail. There is no power available during the sail, so please be prepared with supplies for your children as we do not have the ability to warm food or bottles.

    Restroom: There is a unisex restroom on board.

    What to wear/bring: You may wish to bring along a lap blanket and be sure to dress for the weather, as early spring sailing can be chilly after sunset. Wear closed-toe, soft soled shoes.

    Cancellation: If severe weather (thunderstorms, excessive winds, frigid temperatures, snow, etc.) prevents us from being able to safely leave the docks, we will issue a cancellation and full refund of your purchase. Please be advised that we will not cancel in the event of light rain/mist. Rain gear/poncho is then suggested. Cancellation notices are sent out via email typically two hours prior to the planned departure time.

    Registration: Full payment must be made at the time of registration. Pending registrations without payment will be auto-cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please have your payment information available at the time of registration.

    Captain and Crew look forward to welcoming you aboard, "American Spirit!" 

    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Wharf/Gangplank Marina, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, 20024
    • 33
    Register


    Pack a picnic and set sail along the Cherry Blossom-lined Potomac and Anacostia Rivers to celebrate the beauty of spring in DC!

    Helpful Information:

    Food & Beverage: We do not offer food and beverage service on board for purchase. You're encouraged to bring along a picnic and drinks (beer/wine are permitted - no spirits, please.) Keep your menu super simple such as sandwiches/snacks. 

    Little Sailors: Children are most welcome! You'll need to purchase a ticket for them, infants included. Strollers are permitted. Our Crew will stow the strollers below decks during the sail. There is no power available during the sail, so please be prepared with supplies for your children as we do not have the ability to warm food or bottles.

    Restroom: There is a unisex restroom on board.

    What to wear/bring: You may wish to bring along a lap blanket and be sure to dress for the weather, as early spring sailing can be chilly after sunset. Wear closed-toe, soft soled shoes.

    Cancellation: If severe weather (thunderstorms, excessive winds, frigid temperatures, snow, etc.) prevents us from being able to safely leave the docks, we will issue a cancellation and full refund of your purchase. Please be advised that we will not cancel in the event of light rain/mist. Rain gear/poncho is then suggested. Cancellation notices are sent out via email typically two hours prior to the planned departure time.

    Registration: Full payment must be made at the time of registration. Pending registrations without payment will be auto-cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please have your payment information available at the time of registration.

    Captain and Crew look forward to welcoming you aboard, "American Spirit!" 


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 2
    Register

    A bit rusty in your sailing skills? No need to take lessons all over again...we recommend that you take a Refresher Course. 

    These single session courses can be used to help you with your specific need, such as rigging, points of sail, person overboard drills, etc. Each student is encouraged to let your instructor know which skills you want to fine-tune! 

    One day session from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

    Lesson is a maximum of four students and one instructor.

    Basic Members: Cost is $75. Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    Super Members: One complimentary Refresher Course per year. The database will recognize you and no invoice will be generated. (Admiral and Lifetime Members also qualify for this complimentary offer. Just select the "Super Member" level when registering.)

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 2
    Register

    Welcome! Let's get set...to sail!

    Adult Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons: Sessions are comprised of two Saturdays and two Sundays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    Lesson dates for this session:  April 13, 14, 27, 28 (*Skips Easter Weekend.)

    *Please note ability to reschedule any missed class is unlikely. Before continuing with your registration, please assure that your calendar will allow for attendance over the two weekends. We are unable to split lessons due to logistics.

    Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    This registration form is for an individual booking of Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons. 

    If you are registering for someone other than yourself as a gift, please stop at this point and contact us to arrange for a Gift Certificate. All sailing related activities with DC Sail Members are managed through their personal online accounts and we will gladly assist your gift recipient with getting their account established, membership activated, and lessons scheduled. (Phone 202-547-1250.) 

    Thank you!

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 4
    Register

    A bit rusty in your sailing skills? No need to take lessons all over again...we recommend that you take a Refresher Course. 

    These single session courses can be used to help you with your specific need, such as rigging, points of sail, person overboard drills, etc. Each student is encouraged to let your instructor know which skills you want to fine-tune! 

    One day session from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

    Lesson is a maximum of four students and one instructor.

    Basic Members: Cost is $75. Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    Super Members: One complimentary Refresher Course per year. The database will recognize you and no invoice will be generated. (Admiral and Lifetime Members also qualify for this complimentary offer. Just select the "Super Member" level when registering.)

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 05 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 11
    Register

    Welcome! Let's get set...to sail!

    Adult Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons: Sessions are comprised of two Saturdays and two Sundays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    Lesson dates for this session:  April 27, 28, May 4, 5

    *Please note ability to reschedule any missed class is unlikely. Before continuing with your registration, please assure that your calendar will allow for attendance over the two weekends. We are unable to split lessons due to logistics.

    Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    This registration form is for an individual booking of Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons. 

    If you are registering for someone other than yourself as a gift, please stop at this point and contact us to arrange for a Gift Certificate. All sailing related activities with DC Sail Members are managed through their personal online accounts and we will gladly assist your gift recipient with getting their account established, membership activated, and lessons scheduled. (Phone 202-547-1250.) 

    Thank you!

    • 04 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 4
    Register

    A bit rusty in your sailing skills? No need to take lessons all over again...we recommend that you take a Refresher Course. 

    These single session courses can be used to help you with your specific need, such as rigging, points of sail, person overboard drills, etc. Each student is encouraged to let your instructor know which skills you want to fine-tune! 

    One day session from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

    Lesson is a maximum of four students and one instructor.

    Basic Members: Cost is $75. Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    Super Members: One complimentary Refresher Course per year. The database will recognize you and no invoice will be generated. (Admiral and Lifetime Members also qualify for this complimentary offer. Just select the "Super Member" level when registering.)

    • 04 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 4
    Register

    Welcome! Let's get set...to sail!

    Adult Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons: Sessions are comprised of two Saturdays and two Sundays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    Lesson dates for this session:  May 4, 5, 11, 12

    *Please note ability to reschedule any missed class is unlikely. Before continuing with your registration, please assure that your calendar will allow for attendance over the two weekends. We are unable to split lessons due to logistics.

    Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    This registration form is for an individual booking of Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons. 

    If you are registering for someone other than yourself as a gift, please stop at this point and contact us to arrange for a Gift Certificate. All sailing related activities with DC Sail Members are managed through their personal online accounts and we will gladly assist your gift recipient with getting their account established, membership activated, and lessons scheduled. (Phone 202-547-1250.) 

    Thank you!

    • 10 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Wharf, 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
    • 35
    Register



    Enjoy a sunset sail aboard the American Spirit every other Friday from May through October. Sign up today for this unique and relaxing view of Washington DC from the deck of a classic-rigged sailing ship!

    *Boarding is at 4:30 PM and the cruise will depart promptly at 5:00 PM.

    Helpful Information:

    Food & Beverage: We do not offer food and beverage service on board for purchase. You're encouraged to bring along a picnic and drinks (beer/wine are permitted - no spirits, please.) Keep your menu super simple such as sandwiches/snacks. 

    Little Sailors: Children are most welcome! You'll need to purchase a ticket for them, infants included. Strollers are permitted. Our Crew will stow the strollers below decks during the sail. There is no power available during the sail, so please be prepared with supplies for your children as we do not have the ability to warm food or bottles.

    Restroom: There is a unisex restroom on board.

    What to wear/bring: You may wish to bring along a lap blanket and be sure to dress for the weather. Even in summer, it can be cooler on the water, so bring along a jacket or sweater if needed. Wear closed-toe, soft soled shoes.

    Cancellation: If severe weather (thunderstorms, excessive winds, etc.) prevents us from being able to safely leave the docks, we will issue a cancellation and full refund of your purchase. Please be advised that we will not cancel in the event of light rain/mist. Rain gear/poncho is then suggested. Cancellation notices are sent out via email typically two hours prior to the planned departure time.

    Payment Information: Full payment must be made at the time of registration. Pending registrations without payment will be auto-cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please have your payment information available at the time of registration.


    • 11 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 4
    Register

    A bit rusty in your sailing skills? No need to take lessons all over again...we recommend that you take a Refresher Course. 

    These single session courses can be used to help you with your specific need, such as rigging, points of sail, person overboard drills, etc. Each student is encouraged to let your instructor know which skills you want to fine-tune! 

    One day session from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

    Lesson is a maximum of four students and one instructor.

    Basic Members: Cost is $75. Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    Super Members: One complimentary Refresher Course per year. The database will recognize you and no invoice will be generated. (Admiral and Lifetime Members also qualify for this complimentary offer. Just select the "Super Member" level when registering.)

    • 11 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 11
    Register

    Welcome! Let's get set...to sail!

    Adult Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons: Sessions are comprised of two Saturdays and two Sundays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    Lesson dates for this session:  May 11, 12, 18, 19

    *Please note ability to reschedule any missed class is unlikely. Before continuing with your registration, please assure that your calendar will allow for attendance over the two weekends. We are unable to split lessons due to logistics.

    Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    This registration form is for an individual booking of Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons. 

    If you are registering for someone other than yourself as a gift, please stop at this point and contact us to arrange for a Gift Certificate. All sailing related activities with DC Sail Members are managed through their personal online accounts and we will gladly assist your gift recipient with getting their account established, membership activated, and lessons scheduled. (Phone 202-547-1250.) 

    Thank you!

    • 12 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Wharf, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC 20024
    • 35
    Register

    Treat your Mum to an afternoon aboard the American Spirit for her special day. Sail from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for only $30 per person! This is a family-friendly sail and children are most welcome!

    Helpful Information:

    Food & Beverage: We do not offer food and beverage service on board for purchase. You're encouraged to bring along a picnic and drinks (beer/wine are permitted - no spirits, please.) Keep your menu super simple such as sandwiches/snacks. 

    Little Sailors: Children are most welcome! You'll need to purchase a ticket for them, infants included. Strollers are permitted. Our Crew will stow the strollers below decks during the sail. There is no power available during the sail, so please be prepared with supplies for your children as we do not have the ability to warm food or bottles.

    Restroom: There is a unisex restroom on board.

    What to wear/bring: You may wish to bring along a lap blanket and be sure to dress for the weather. Even in summer, it can be cooler on the water, so bring along a jacket or sweater if needed. Wear closed-toe, soft soled shoes.

    Cancellation: If severe weather (thunderstorms, excessive winds, etc.) prevents us from being able to safely leave the docks, we will issue a cancellation and full refund of your purchase. Please be advised that we will not cancel in the event of light rain/mist. Rain gear/poncho is then suggested. Cancellation notices are sent out via email typically two hours prior to the planned departure time.

    Payment Information: Full payment must be made at the time of registration. Pending registrations without payment will be auto-cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please have your payment information available at the time of registration.

    • 13 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Register
    Members Sail is open to active (paid) DC Sail members at the Admiral, Basic, Lifetime, Super levels, and Volunteer Instructor Members only. We are unable to accommodate guests during Members Only Sailing. Please refer to our Wednesday Social Sails for sailing with guests/non-members of DC Sail.

    Monday evenings, mid-May to mid-September, from 5:30 PM to Sunset. Members are invited to the docks to practice their sailing skills and socialize with other members. Please arrive between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM to be allocated to boats.

    Please note there will be no Member Sail on Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day Federal Holiday) and Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day Federal Holiday.)

    Weather & Cancellation: Please monitor the weather prior to coming to the docks. For safety, we will close dock operations in the event of thunderstorms in the area within 15 miles, high winds or no wind situations and in extreme heat. While we typically post a notice of cancellation on our home page, Facebook, and Twitter accounts about an hour prior to the 5:30 PM start time, there are occasions where the weather causes a last-minute cancellation of the event. Dock Manager may also cancel the event if the weather becomes dangerous once the boats have launched.

    Enjoy!

    • 15 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • DC Sail - Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Register

    Welcome Aboard!

    Get to know your fellow sailors ranging from the beginner to advanced level while enjoying a sail. Guests and Members are assigned to boats with experienced DC Sail sailors..

    When: Arrive between 5:30-6:00 pm to gain access to the docks. The event will run until sunset.

    Cost: No cost for active/paid DC Sail members. Guests pay just $20. Online payment with debit/credit cards is available via this registration form. Please complete all data and issue payment to be confirmed as an attendee. You may also pay in cash at the dock entrance.

    Weather & Cancellation: Please monitor the weather prior to coming to the docks. For safety, we will close dock operations in the event of thunderstorms in the area within 15 miles, high winds or no wind situations and in extreme heat. While we typically post a notice of cancellation on our home page, Facebook, and Twitter accounts about an hour prior to the 5:30 PM start time, there are occasions where the weather causes a last-minute cancellation of the event. Dock Manager may also cancel the event if the weather becomes dangerous once the boats have launched. Paid registrations will be fully refunded in the event of cancellation.

    *Note: time on the water is about 45 minutes to an hour and is based upon the number of participants. Boats will be filled, head out for sailing, return to the docks and new skipper/crew will be allocated. 


    • 18 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 4
    Register

    A bit rusty in your sailing skills? No need to take lessons all over again...we recommend that you take a Refresher Course. 

    These single session courses can be used to help you with your specific need, such as rigging, points of sail, person overboard drills, etc. Each student is encouraged to let your instructor know which skills you want to fine-tune! 

    One day session from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

    Lesson is a maximum of four students and one instructor.

    Basic Members: Cost is $75. Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    Super Members: One complimentary Refresher Course per year. The database will recognize you and no invoice will be generated. (Admiral and Lifetime Members also qualify for this complimentary offer. Just select the "Super Member" level when registering.)

    • 18 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 02 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 7
    Register

    Welcome! Let's get set...to sail!

    Adult Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons: Sessions are comprised of two Saturdays and two Sundays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    Lesson dates for this session:  May 18, 19, June 1, 2 (*Skips Memorial Day Weekend.)

    *Please note ability to reschedule any missed class is unlikely. Before continuing with your registration, please assure that your calendar will allow for attendance over the two weekends. We are unable to split lessons due to logistics.

    Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    This registration form is for an individual booking of Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons. 

    If you are registering for someone other than yourself as a gift, please stop at this point and contact us to arrange for a Gift Certificate. All sailing related activities with DC Sail Members are managed through their personal online accounts and we will gladly assist your gift recipient with getting their account established, membership activated, and lessons scheduled. (Phone 202-547-1250.) 

    Thank you!

    • 20 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Register
    Members Sail is open to active (paid) DC Sail members at the Admiral, Basic, Lifetime, Super levels, and Volunteer Instructor Members only. We are unable to accommodate guests during Members Only Sailing. Please refer to our Wednesday Social Sails for sailing with guests/non-members of DC Sail.

    Monday evenings, mid-May to mid-September, from 5:30 PM to Sunset. Members are invited to the docks to practice their sailing skills and socialize with other members. Please arrive between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM to be allocated to boats.

    Please note there will be no Member Sail on Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day Federal Holiday) and Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day Federal Holiday.)

    Weather & Cancellation: Please monitor the weather prior to coming to the docks. For safety, we will close dock operations in the event of thunderstorms in the area within 15 miles, high winds or no wind situations and in extreme heat. While we typically post a notice of cancellation on our home page, Facebook, and Twitter accounts about an hour prior to the 5:30 PM start time, there are occasions where the weather causes a last-minute cancellation of the event. Dock Manager may also cancel the event if the weather becomes dangerous once the boats have launched.

    Enjoy!

    • 22 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • DC Sail - Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Register

    Welcome Aboard!

    Get to know your fellow sailors ranging from the beginner to advanced level while enjoying a sail. Guests and Members are assigned to boats with experienced DC Sail sailors..

    When: Arrive between 5:30-6:00 pm to gain access to the docks. The event will run until sunset.

    Cost: No cost for active/paid DC Sail members. Guests pay just $20. Online payment with debit/credit cards is available via this registration form. Please complete all data and issue payment to be confirmed as an attendee. You may also pay in cash at the dock entrance.

    Weather & Cancellation: Please monitor the weather prior to coming to the docks. For safety, we will close dock operations in the event of thunderstorms in the area within 15 miles, high winds or no wind situations and in extreme heat. While we typically post a notice of cancellation on our home page, Facebook, and Twitter accounts about an hour prior to the 5:30 PM start time, there are occasions where the weather causes a last-minute cancellation of the event. Dock Manager may also cancel the event if the weather becomes dangerous once the boats have launched. Paid registrations will be fully refunded in the event of cancellation.

    *Note: time on the water is about 45 minutes to an hour and is based upon the number of participants. Boats will be filled, head out for sailing, return to the docks and new skipper/crew will be allocated. 


    • 24 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Wharf, 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
    • 35
    Register



    Enjoy a sunset sail aboard the American Spirit every other Friday from May through October. Sign up today for this unique and relaxing view of Washington DC from the deck of a classic-rigged sailing ship!

    *Boarding is at 5:30 PM and the cruise will depart promptly at 6:00 PM.

    Helpful Information:

    Food & Beverage: We do not offer food and beverage service on board for purchase. You're encouraged to bring along a picnic and drinks (beer/wine are permitted - no spirits, please.) Keep your menu super simple such as sandwiches/snacks. 

    Little Sailors: Children are most welcome! You'll need to purchase a ticket for them, infants included. Strollers are permitted. Our Crew will stow the strollers below decks during the sail. There is no power available during the sail, so please be prepared with supplies for your children as we do not have the ability to warm food or bottles.

    Restroom: There is a unisex restroom on board.

    What to wear/bring: You may wish to bring along a lap blanket and be sure to dress for the weather. Even in summer, it can be cooler on the water, so bring along a jacket or sweater if needed. Wear closed-toe, soft soled shoes.

    Cancellation: If severe weather (thunderstorms, excessive winds, etc.) prevents us from being able to safely leave the docks, we will issue a cancellation and full refund of your purchase. Please be advised that we will not cancel in the event of light rain/mist. Rain gear/poncho is then suggested. Cancellation notices are sent out via email typically two hours prior to the planned departure time.

    Payment Information: Full payment must be made at the time of registration. Pending registrations without payment will be auto-cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please have your payment information available at the time of registration.


    • 29 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • DC Sail - Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Register

    Welcome Aboard!

    Get to know your fellow sailors ranging from the beginner to advanced level while enjoying a sail. Guests and Members are assigned to boats with experienced DC Sail sailors..

    When: Arrive between 5:30-6:00 pm to gain access to the docks. The event will run until sunset.

    Cost: No cost for active/paid DC Sail members. Guests pay just $20. Online payment with debit/credit cards is available via this registration form. Please complete all data and issue payment to be confirmed as an attendee. You may also pay in cash at the dock entrance.

    Weather & Cancellation: Please monitor the weather prior to coming to the docks. For safety, we will close dock operations in the event of thunderstorms in the area within 15 miles, high winds or no wind situations and in extreme heat. While we typically post a notice of cancellation on our home page, Facebook, and Twitter accounts about an hour prior to the 5:30 PM start time, there are occasions where the weather causes a last-minute cancellation of the event. Dock Manager may also cancel the event if the weather becomes dangerous once the boats have launched. Paid registrations will be fully refunded in the event of cancellation.

    *Note: time on the water is about 45 minutes to an hour and is based upon the number of participants. Boats will be filled, head out for sailing, return to the docks and new skipper/crew will be allocated. 


    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 4
    Register

    A bit rusty in your sailing skills? No need to take lessons all over again...we recommend that you take a Refresher Course. 

    These single session courses can be used to help you with your specific need, such as rigging, points of sail, person overboard drills, etc. Each student is encouraged to let your instructor know which skills you want to fine-tune! 

    One day session from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

    Lesson is a maximum of four students and one instructor.

    Basic Members: Cost is $75. Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    Super Members: One complimentary Refresher Course per year. The database will recognize you and no invoice will be generated. (Admiral and Lifetime Members also qualify for this complimentary offer. Just select the "Super Member" level when registering.)

    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 12
    Register

    Welcome! Let's get set...to sail!

    Adult Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons: Sessions are comprised of two Saturdays and two Sundays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

    Lesson dates for this session:  June 1, 2, 8, 9

    Please note ability to reschedule any missed class is unlikely. Before continuing with your registration, please assure that your calendar will allow for attendance over the two weekends. We are unable to split lessons due to logistics.

    Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

    This registration form is for an individual booking of Beginner Learn to Sail Lessons. 

    If you are registering for someone other than yourself as a gift, please stop at this point and contact us to arrange for a Gift Certificate. All sailing related activities with DC Sail Members are managed through their personal online accounts and we will gladly assist your gift recipient with getting their account established, membership activated, and lessons scheduled. (Phone 202-547-1250.) 

    Thank you!

    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Register
    Members Sail is open to active (paid) DC Sail members at the Admiral, Basic, Lifetime, Super levels, and Volunteer Instructor Members only. We are unable to accommodate guests during Members Only Sailing. Please refer to our Wednesday Social Sails for sailing with guests/non-members of DC Sail.

    Monday evenings, mid-May to mid-September, from 5:30 PM to Sunset. Members are invited to the docks to practice their sailing skills and socialize with other members. Please arrive between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM to be allocated to boats.

    Please note there will be no Member Sail on Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day Federal Holiday) and Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day Federal Holiday.)

    Weather & Cancellation: Please monitor the weather prior to coming to the docks. For safety, we will close dock operations in the event of thunderstorms in the area within 15 miles, high winds or no wind situations and in extreme heat. While we typically post a notice of cancellation on our home page, Facebook, and Twitter accounts about an hour prior to the 5:30 PM start time, there are occasions where the weather causes a last-minute cancellation of the event. Dock Manager may also cancel the event if the weather becomes dangerous once the boats have launched.

    Enjoy!

    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • DC Sail - Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Register

    Welcome Aboard!

    Get to know your fellow sailors ranging from the beginner to advanced level while enjoying a sail. Guests and Members are assigned to boats with experienced DC Sail sailors..

    When: Arrive between 5:30-6:00 pm to gain access to the docks. The event will run until sunset.

    Cost: No cost for active/paid DC Sail members. Guests pay just $20. Online payment with debit/credit cards is available via this registration form. Please complete all data and issue payment to be confirmed as an attendee. You may also pay in cash at the dock entrance.

    Weather & Cancellation: Please monitor the weather prior to coming to the docks. For safety, we will close dock operations in the event of thunderstorms in the area within 15 miles, high winds or no wind situations and in extreme heat. While we typically post a notice of cancellation on our home page, Facebook, and Twitter accounts about an hour prior to the 5:30 PM start time, there are occasions where the weather causes a last-minute cancellation of the event. Dock Manager may also cancel the event if the weather becomes dangerous once the boats have launched. Paid registrations will be fully refunded in the event of cancellation.

    *Note: time on the water is about 45 minutes to an hour and is based upon the number of participants. Boats will be filled, head out for sailing, return to the docks and new skipper/crew will be allocated. 


    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Wharf, 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
    • 35
    Register



    Enjoy a sunset sail aboard the American Spirit every other Friday from May through October. Sign up today for this unique and relaxing view of Washington DC from the deck of a classic-rigged sailing ship!

    *Boarding is at 5:30 PM and the cruise will depart promptly at 6:00 PM.

    Helpful Information:

    Food & Beverage: We do not offer food and beverage service on board for purchase. You're encouraged to bring along a picnic and drinks (beer/wine are permitted - no spirits, please.) Keep your menu super simple such as sandwiches/snacks. 

    Little Sailors: Children are most welcome! You'll need to purchase a ticket for them, infants included. Strollers are permitted. Our Crew will stow the strollers below decks during the sail. There is no power available during the sail, so please be prepared with supplies for your children as we do not have the ability to warm food or bottles.

    Restroom: There is a unisex restroom on board.

    What to wear/bring: You may wish to bring along a lap blanket and be sure to dress for the weather. Even in summer, it can be cooler on the water, so bring along a jacket or sweater if needed. Wear closed-toe, soft soled shoes.

    Cancellation: If severe weather (thunderstorms, excessive winds, etc.) prevents us from being able to safely leave the docks, we will issue a cancellation and full refund of your purchase. Please be advised that we will not cancel in the event of light rain/mist. Rain gear/poncho is then suggested. Cancellation notices are sent out via email typically two hours prior to the planned departure time.

    Payment Information: Full payment must be made at the time of registration. Pending registrations without payment will be auto-cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please have your payment information available at the time of registration.


    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • 4
    Register