FAQs

Sailing Questions

Where is your facility located?

We operate out of two marinas: For lessons, summer camps, high school racing, and member programs, these events take place at Diamond Teague Park Piers. The schooner, "American Spirit," is docked at The Wharf. Please click here for Marina Directions.

Is there parking available?

No reliable vehicle parking is available. When the Washington Nationals are at home, there is zero street parking near us and parking facilities charge upwards to $75 for a couple of hours. Non game days: Metered street parking limited. Public transportation such as taxi, Uber, or Metro (only a two block walk) are highly recommended. Biking is also an excellent option. Passengers for schooner cruises are also strongly advised to avoid driving to our docks. There are garage parking facilities at The Wharf, however, they fill up quickly. Please click here for travel and parking information at The Wharf.

What should I bring to my lessons?

We will send a confirmation to you a day or so before the start of your lessons. Basic necessities only such as sunscreen, sunglasses, refillable water bottle, closed-toed shoes (no flip flops or sandals permitted,) pen/note paper for jotting down information during shore based "chalk talk," and dress for the weather. Lessons do take place in the rain, so be prepared with lightweight rain gear.

Website Questions

I'm a member, how do I login?

In the top right of the site you can enter in your email address and password. If you don't know your password, please click the forgot password and request your password to be sent to you.

If you are still unable to login, please contact us, and we will assist you.

Membership Questions

How long does my membership last?

Memberships last 12 months from activation, regardless of when you join in the season.

How do I renew my membership?

In the upper right corner you will see the login area. Enter your email address and password. Once you're logged in, you'll be able to see your personal membership information.

What does my membership pay for?

It depends on the level of memberships. You will have access to rentals, invitations to upcoming events and discount tickets for Sunset Sails on the American Spirit. For more information please visit our Membership page.
  Or launch the Membership Benefits and Boat Rental Policies document by clicking here.


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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, Director of Business Operations - tmead@dcsail.org 
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