Save the date for 2021!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

With our most sincere gratitude, we enthusiastically thank all of our regatta participants, partners, sponsors, members, volunteers, donors, and guests for a wonderful day of sailing and celebrating in the evening at the After Party! (We have posted a photo gallery on our Facebook Page. Please click here to be delivered to the album!) 

2019 Cantina Cup - Annual Regatta & Fundraising Event

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Cantina Cup Regatta was created 12 years ago as an annual event to bring together DC Sail's members and local sailing organizations to support the mission of promoting and sustaining affordable, educational, recreational and competitive sailing programs for youth in a fun and safe environment. 

Racing will take place on a variety of race courses throughout the day, culminating at our "After Party & Awards Ceremony Event," hosted by Cantina Bambina and Pearl Street Warehouse on the Transit Pier at The Wharf. The After Party is open to the public, there is no cover charge, and will feature loads of celebrating sailors dancing under the stars to the vibes of live music! 

Cantina Cup Regatta is our signature fundraising event that supports the DC Sail Youth Scholarship Program. Our Youth Scholarship Program provides over $20,000 annually in scholarship opportunities to children under the age of 18, who would otherwise not have the ability to explore the beauty of the sport of sailing, along with water and boating safety curriculum, and the appreciation of our fragile waterway systems.

With the growth of our programs and facilities, we have the ability to increase the number of children we serve in the DC Metro area.  And with your help, we hope to provide even more scholarship opportunities in 2020!

Please consider a generous donation to support our Youth Scholarship Program by clicking here

To register for the regatta, "American Spirit" Spectator Boat Cruise, review the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, and Regatta Results, please use the links on the left banner.

We are also seeking individual and corporate sponsorship of the annual fundraising event. Please contact Traci Mead to explore opportunities to show your support in helping us to provide these unique and beautiful programs for children less fortunate than ourselves. Phone: 202-547-1250 or email:

Thank you and see you on September 14, 2019!

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DC Sail is the community sailing program of National Maritime Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Business Mailing Address: 600 Water Street SW, Unit 9-16, Washington, DC 20024
Diamond Teague Park Piers Waterfront Address: 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
The Wharf/Gangplank Marina Waterfront Address: 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Telephone: (202) 547-1250 · Email: Traci Mead, Acting Executive Director - 
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