Sailboat Rentals 

Rental Policy:

  • DC Sail boats are available to paid DCS Members only.  We do not have small vessels available for chartering or public rentals. (Please see "Schooner Sailing" for private charter option.)
  • DC Sail boats that will be available to rent will be posted online a few days prior to the weekend.
  • Members may only be signed up for two rentals at a time. 
  • Rental reservations will close at 12:00 (noon) the Friday prior. 
  • Rentals must be canceled by 12:00 (noon) the Friday prior to the date of the rental. 
  • If you neglect to show up for your reserved rental, you will be required to pay a $25 fine.
DC Sail encourages members to sign up for rentals online, but we do maintain a walk-in policy.  Flying Scots are typically booked well in advance, but FJs and are usually available.  If you choose to walk-in, please sign in with the dock manager on duty and pay for the rental if you are a basic member.

Reminder that you must have your District of Columbia Boating Safety Certification card with you.


Our fleet of six 19’ Flying Scots and ten FJs are available to DC Sail members who are certified to rent these boats.

You may reserve a Flying Scot if you have passed DC Sail Learn To Sail course and/or a Check-out Sail.

You may reserve an FJ if you have passed DC Sail Intro to FJ Course and/or a Check-out Sail.  Early season FJ rentals (April and sometimes May and then again from October through cold weather months) require a wetsuit or drysuit if the combined water and air temperatures are less than 120 degrees due to risk of hypothermia. 

No exceptions.  

Entire Season:

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 - 1:00pm, 2:00 - 5:00pm


$50 per Flying Scot, $30 per FJ for Basic Members for a three-hour slot

No fees for Boat Rentals for Super Members.

Notice: The final day for Boat Rentals for the 2018 sailing season will be Sunday, October 14, 2018. Boat Rentals will resume in April 2019. Thank you!

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