DC Sail High School Racing Program

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 the Washington National's Ballpark, a short walk from the Navy Yard/Ballpark Metro Station.

Diamond Teague Park Piers

99 Potomac Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20003


2018 Fall Season for JV/Varsity and Green Fleet Registration is now closed due to capacity sell out.  We are unable to accommodate any late registrations for this season.

We will open the Spring season registration in January 2019. Season typically starts in mid to late February.

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 spring season Regatta Schedule will be posted soon.

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 99 Potomac Avenue SE, located on the Anacostia River, behind Nationals Park, a short walk from the Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Station.

DC Sail maintains a fleet of 20 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 9th 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. 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 2018 Coaches
Head Coach: Daniel Levy
Head Coach: Abigail White
Assistant Coach: Joe Fillingham
Green Fleet Head Coach: Steve AuBuchon

Here are the important dates for the Fall Season (may change due to scheduling):

August 14th - 6:00 PM: NewParents/Sailors Orientation Meeting/Summer Open House at our Diamond Teague Park Piers Location.

August 18th (am) - Tryouts

August 20 - First practice

August 23, 30, 31 - No Practice

September 3 - No Practice

September 8 - First Full Practice Week Commences.

Coaching staff will be in touch with registrants to notify which date to attend. There are no "cuts" resulting from tryouts as it is an opportunity for coaching staff to evaluate sailing skills and to assign to teams.

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

Regatta Schedule: 

Please click here for the updated Regatta Schedule for Fall 2018. 

Fall 2018 Season Practice Schedule for JV/Varsity Sailors:

Monday/Wednesday - O'Connell, Yorktown, BCC, Langley, Potomac, GC Marshall, McLean, St Albans, TC Williams, Edmund Burke, The Field School, Blair, TC Williams, Washington Latin

Tuesday/Thursday - Walt Whitman, Georgetown Day, St. Stephens & Agnes, BASIS DC, Justice (JEB Stuart), Takoma Park, Maret, School Without Walls, Wilson, Winston Churchill, Wootton, Field School, Washington Lee, St. Peter

Friday - All Varsity will attend practice.

Green Fleet Schedule*:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Washington Latin, The Potomac School

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: Deale Middle School, St. Peter School, Wilson, Robinson Secondary School

*If you do not see your sailor's school listed, please contact Coach Abigail White to inquire about days of week for the Green Fleet practices after school.

Your sailor's middle school (feeder school to high school) will determine what days of the week the practices will take place. You can also refer to the JV/Varsity list of practice days above to get an idea of when your Green Fleet sailor will be attending practices.

Abby can be reached at awhite@dcsail.org.

Fall 2018 Season

We will open the Fall Season Registration in early August.

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 try-outs or first attended practice for all sailors. 

Please click here to launch the Fall 2018 Registration Form.

Effective in the Fall 2018 Season: 

Cost of the DC Sail High School Sailing Team is $550 per season. 

Includes a six-month DC Sail membership so that students can participate in off-season racing programs.

*Scholarships are available.  

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

Important Contact Info:

DC Sail Office:
(Traci Mead)

Head Coach Daniel Levy

Head Coach Abigail White

Green Fleet Head Coach Steve AuBuchon:

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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
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Telephone: (202) 547-1250 · Email: Traci Mead, Director of Business Operations - tmead@dcsail.org 
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