Please Donate to Support DC Sail Programs 

"My two daughters had an amazing experience with the DC Sail summer camp and have talked about it throughout the year. We are in a fortunate position to afford it. I believe all kids should have a chance to have similar experiences regardless of their parents' income level. " ~ Irina

DC Sail provides unique sailing and boating safety opportunities available to area youth each year!

Our programs focus on STEM-based (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum including safe boating practices, environmental awareness, leadership development & physical fitness.

It is only with your help that we can make this possible! 

Please click here to launch the 2022 Youth Scholarship Goals Summary. 

DC Sail, a program of the National Maritime Heritage Foundation, is the only community-based non-profit sailing organization in the District of Columbia. Our program revenue and your donations, along with year-around fundraising initiatives, "break the barriers" to entry into the beautiful sport of sailing. With scholarships, DC Sail is able to provide opportunities for the youth of our community to learn how to sail and gain knowledge in boating safety.  

The goal of our youth programs is to teach young people the skills they will need to be successful sailors and lifetime skills such as teamwork, decision-making and respect for our fragile waterway systems and overall environment. DC Sail also provides a pathway for continuing to participate in our programs through their school years, and ultimately offers of paid employment opportunities when the sailors are skill and age-eligible! 

There are numerous benefits when utilizing STEM curriculum in sailing! 


To review our three Youth Programs that we host annually, please click on the following links:

High School Racing Program

Kids Set Sail Summer Camp

US Sailing Siebel Sailor Program

Donations also help fund scholarships for our young prospective sailors to attend our summer camp, "Kids Set Sail," and our expanding High School Racing Program. A day of summer camp, for example, is $75. Please consider a donation to sponsor a young sailor by using the form below!

Thank you for your generous support!

(If you would prefer to mail a check, please make the check payable to National Maritime Heritage Foundation and mail it to: NMHF/DC Sail, ,650 Wharf Street SW, Unit 20, Washington, DC 20024.)

DC Sail is a program of National Maritime Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Contributions to the organization are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

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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: 650 Wharf Street SW, Unit 20, 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, Executive Director - tmead@dcsail.org 
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