DC Sail High School Racing Program

Registration for the 2019 Fall Season of High School Racing
& Green Fleet will open in early August.

We anticipate to sell out to capacity as has been the case for the last few seasons. Recommend parents/sailors add a reminder to your calendar to check this page around August 1st and proceed with registration to secure your sailor's spot for the season.

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 12-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 when dates for regattas are confirmed.

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 10th season, the "Green Fleet" racing program is designed  to be a "Learn to Sail/Learn to Race" program for middle school aged sailors who are currently 12 years old (or older). The program is also open to brand new sailors who are already in High School.

This program will have three 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 only 20 spaces available for the Green Fleet Program each season.     

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.

JV/Varsity Coaches
JV/Varsity Head Coach: Daniel Levy
JV Head Coach: Andrea Sassard
Assistant Coach: Hannah Chapman
Assistant Coach: Joe Fillingham

Green Fleet Head Coach

Steve AuBuchon


Here are the important dates for the Spring Season (may change due to scheduling and/or weather/water conditions):

New Parents/Sailors Orientation Meeting: Registrants will be notified of the meeting information via email. (Meeting will take place on Thursday, February 21st at Capital Yacht Club at 6:30 PM.) 

Tryouts: Saturday, February 23 - Sailors will be notified via email of time 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.)

First Practices: (If weather/water conditions permit): Monday, March 4, 2019. Wetsuits or Drysuits are required for the beginning of the Spring season - no exceptions for the safety and the health of our sailors and staff.

Updated February 11, 2019:

Regatta Schedule: 

Please click here for the Regatta Schedule for the Spring 2019 Season. 

Spring 2019 Season Practice Schedule 

Due to registration logistics, we are modifying the practice schedules to the following:

3:45 PM to 600 PM

All Varsity: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

All Junior Varsity: Tuesday and Thursday

All Green Fleet: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Fall 2019 Season

Instructions for Online Registration & Payment:

Important Information:

Registration will open August 1st for the Fall Season.

DC Sail will not offer “pro-rated” discounts or refunds once the season has commenced. Sailors are required to be fully committed to complete the season prior to registration. Only paid registrants will be permitted to attend tryouts and the 10-week program.

Full payment by a credit card is required at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations will be cancelled by the system automatically after 15 minutes. Please be sure to have your payment information available at the time of online registration.

(Late registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis and based on availability. No discounts are available for late registrations.)

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 the "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 Spring 2019 Registration Documents.

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 (racing fees will be required.)
*Scholarships are available.  

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

Contact Info:

DC Sail Office:
(Traci Mead)

Varsity Head Coach: Daniel Levy


JV Head Coach:
Andrea Sassard

Green Fleet Head Coach: Steve AuBuchon:

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