DC Sail High School Racing Program

Notice: DC Sail's Junior Varsity, Varsity and Green Fleet teams for our High School Racing Program have migrated to our new dock facility on the Anacostia River. We are located behind National's Park, a short walk from the Navy Yard Metro Station.

Diamond Teague Park Piers

99 Potomac Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20003


Fall 2017 JV/Varsity/Green Fleet registration has now closed. Please contact the office to inquire about late registrations for the season. 202-547-1250 or tmead@dcsail.org. Thank you!

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 Diamond Teague Park waterfront facility at 100 Potomac Street SE, located on the Anacostia River, behind Nationals Park, a short walk from the Navy Yard Metro Station.

DC Sail maintains a fleet of 18 Club/Collegiate Flying Juniors, 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 JV and Varsity Registration Process:                        

High School Racing Program

In its 8th 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


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

Team assignments will communicated to sailors via email from coaching staff at the end of August.

Tryouts were held for new sailors only on August 17th. If your sailor is coming to the program as a new registrant, they are most welcome and coaching staff will evaluate their skills during the first days of the practice schedule and then assign them to teams.

Note there is no tryout for Green Fleet. (No sailing experience is required for Green Fleet.)

Please click here to launch the 2017 Fall HSR Regatta Schedule.

Fall 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: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3:45 to 6:45 pm. 

Fall 2017 Season

Registration is open for the Fall 2017 Season. 

Online registration and payment in full due no later than September 8, 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 on the first day of practice for all sailors. 

Coaching Staff will be in contact in late August to assign sailors to teams/levels.

Please click here for the Fall 2017 Registration Forms.

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.  

Important Contact Info:

DC Sail Office:
(Traci Mead)

Head Coach Daniel Levy

Head Coach Abigail White

Green Fleet Head Coach:

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DC Sail is the community sailing program of National Maritime Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Business Office 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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