Social Sails ~ 2021 Operations

Notice: 2021 Social Sails are completed for this sailing season due to early sunset and will resume mid-May 2022.

Wednesday evenings 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

May 18th through September 14, 2022

DC Sail Programming and 2021 COVID-19 Protocols

DC Sail is dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of our members, students and their families. With the guidance of US Sailing, CDC, and local governmental health entities, we have developed strong sanitation and procedural protocols as we resume our operations.

Please click here to launch a .pdf covering our COVID-19 programming and operations protocols. 

Social Sails

Changes to programming: Social Sails will be "Members Only" events until further notice. Guests and the public will not be permitted to attend in order to maintain the number of personnel on the docks and boats to a minimum.

Life Jacket Policy: Members will be required to bring your own life jacket for the balance of the 2021 sailing season. 

Online Registration Required: Advanced online registration will be required by members to attend the Social Sails in order to maintain a reduced number of personnel on the docks and for COVID-19 Contact Tracing, should it be necessary.

Registration will open on the day of the event at 12:00 Noon. Please only register if you are 100% committed that you’ll attend as you’ll be taking the space from another member once we reach capacity. Registration will close at 4:00 PM on the day of the event. Please use the link in the red box below to register.

Face Coverings/Masks will be mandatory on the docks and while sailing.

When: Wednesday evenings mid-May to mid-September, starting around 5:30-6:00 PM until sunset around 8:00 PM.

Cost: No cost for current (paid) DC Sail members at the Admiral, Basic, Instructor, Lifetime and Super levels. 

    Where: Social Sails are hosted at our Diamond Teague Park Piers location. Address is 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003. Marina Directions can be found by clicking here. Scroll down for link to map for Diamond Teague Park Piers. Look for the large banners on the fencing at the dock entrance. 

     

    Weather & Cancellation: 

    Please monitor the weather prior to coming to the docks. For safety, we will close dock operations in the event of thunderstorms in the area within 15 miles and/or when there is an extended forecast for the threat of heavy weather, high winds or no wind situations and in extreme heat.

    If the weather forecast is not reflecting clear and safe sailing conditions, it is likely the event will be cancelled.

    While we typically send a notice of cancellation to confirmed registrants as well as post and update to our home page, Facebook, and Twitter accounts about an hour prior to the 5:30 PM start time, there are occasions where the weather causes a last-minute cancellation of the event. Dock Manager may also cancel the event if the weather becomes dangerous once the boats have launched.

    Membership: Interested in becoming a DC Sail Member? A Basic Membership ($225) will give you free access to Social Sails and Member Sails for 12 months. Please refer to our Membership page for more information.

    Please contact Traci Mead with any questions you may have. 

    Social Sails - Upcoming Events





    Make an Online Payment   ·  Stay Connected

    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, Acting Executive Director - tmead@dcsail.org 
    © Copyright 2000-2021. All Rights Reserved.

    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software