Become a DC Sail Member!

When you join DC Sail you'll be part of the fastest growing sailing community in DC. Your membership provides access to our events and rentals, and supports DC Sail's operations, fleet maintenance, and facility. Welcome aboard! (*DC Sail Memberships are for those age 18+. We do not offer family Memberships nor discounts for multiple family members.)

Please click here for additional Membership and Boat Rental Information. Note that the District of Columbia requires a Boating Safety Certification prior to any Boat Rentals. Information on Boat Rental policies can be found by clicking here.

Please Note: If you are purchasing a Membership (with or without lessons) as a gift - or a surprise, please contact us to arrange for a Gift Certificate for the recipient, rather than processing the Membership application. 202-547-1250 or write to Traci Mead: Thank you!

Lessons + Membership

Sessions are 2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays in a row, 10am-1pm. Season runs April- October.

Beginner Lessons + Basic Membership- $515

  • 4 Lesson package over 2 weekends
  • Check-out sail at the time of your first Boat Rental
  • Access to rentals (After Certification) Click Here for Boat Rental Policies.
  • Discounted tickets for member & guests aboard the American Spirit, for Sunset Sails
  • Free access to Monday Night Member Only Sails and Wednesday Night Social Sails
  • Invitations to all DC Sail events
  • Monthly email updates & newsletter

Beginner Lessons + Super Membership- $675

  • Boat rentals fees are waived (After Certification)
  • Complimentary Refresher Course annually
  • All benefits of the Basic Member level

To see all Beginning Learn to Sail Lessons for the entire season, please click here or select one of the upcoming sessions featured in the red box below.

Upcoming Beginner Lessons

Membership Levels

DC Sail Basic Membership - $225

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DC Sail Super Membership - $425

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DC Sail Instructor Membership - $125

  • By invitation only & approved by Director of DC Sail
  • All benefits of the Super Member level

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DC Sail Admiral Membership - $1,000
  • Reduced rate ($800) for one 3-hour cruise on American Spirit
  • All benefits of the Super Member level

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DC Sail Lifetime Membership - $5,000

  • Complimentary charter for 35 aboard American Spirit annually
  • All benefits of the Super Member level

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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 - 
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