Adult Sailing - Lessons & Fine Tuning

Please be advised that we will have available lessons posted in early January 2020. Lessons will resume April 18, 2020. Please check back and thank you for your interest in DC Sail!



Adult Beginner Lessons

With the beginner lesson course you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the US Sailing Small Boat certification test, which will allow you to rent our Flying Scots without an instructor. (*Please click here to review our Boat Rental policies.) Beginner Lessons are offered April through October. Membership is required. Package rate for Basic Membership and Lessons is $515 or for Super Membership and Lessons is $675. Learn More and register - CLICK HERE

Refresher Course

A bit rusty in your sailing skills? No need to take lessons all over again...just take a Refresher Course. The cost for DC Sail basic members is $75. Learn More and register - Membership is required. CLICK HERE (Note: Refresher Courses are only offered from mid-April to the end of June.)


Intro to FJ's

Feel like you have grown out of the Flying Scots? DC Sail offers intermediate lessons on FJs that will teach you advanced boat skills and handling. The Intermediate Course is offered once a month: June, July, and August. Learn More and register (cost $150) - Membership is required. CLICK HERE

All of our Adult Lessons take place at our Diamond Teague Park Piers location: 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003. For Marina Directions, please click 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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