Social Sails 

Please note the final Social Sail will take place on Wednesday, September 12th. We will resume in mid-May 2019.

Explore sailing with no experience necessary!

Get to know your fellow sailors while enjoying a relaxing evening on the water.  Inexperienced sailors get grouped with experienced sailors prior to leaving the docks. Social Sails are a great opportunity to learn more about DC Sail while exploring the sport of sailing.

Due to the popularity of this event, the time on the water will be about an hour, depending on the number of attendees. The Social Sails are intended to be an "Open House" event for prospective members of DC Sail. We will work hard to ensure that you get as much time as possible on the water.

Weather: Please monitor the weather prior to coming to the docks. We will close dock operations in the event of thunderstorms in the area, high winds, or no wind situations. While we try to post a notice of cancellation on 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 as well as cancellation in the event that dangerous weather moves through the area even after the start time.

Paid online registrations will be fully refunded in the event of cancellation.

When: Wednesday evening, starting around 5:30-6:00 pm until sunset around 8:00pm.

CostFree for current DC Sail members and students, $20 for non-members.

*A Basic Membership ($225) will give you free access to Social Sails and Member Sails for 12 months.

Social Sail BBQs:

New in 2018: Our location at Diamond Teague Park Piers does not have facilities to host BBQ events, therefore, we'll no longer be hosting the "Social Sail/BBQ" events. 

Wednesday evening "Open House" Social Sails will continue as we have in the past to allow prospective members of DC Sail and guests of DC Sail Members to explore sailing at an affordable cost!

With that in mind, DC Sail will be making arrangements with local venues for "Monthly Social Happy Hour" events and will post the information on our "Monthly Socials" web page.

While there is no registration fee to attend the Monthly Social Happy Hour events, please be aware that you'll be responsible for picking up your own tab for any food/beverage purchases. The venues will create discounted pricing on select items and will provide the gathering space for all of us to get together once a month! 

Monthly Socials:

Please click here for the Monthly Socials web page for information/registration. You need not be a member of DC Sail to join us!

Please contact Traci Mead with any questions you may have. 

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