September 15, 2017 Notice:

Due to early sunset, the Social Sails schedule is complete for the year.

Social Sails 

Explore sailing with no experience necessary!

Get to know your fellow sailors while enjoying a relaxing evening on the Potomac.  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 spending time on the water!

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. 

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:

On the first Wednesday of June, July, August, and September, DC Sail will host a BBQ on the tent dock after sailing. A contribution of $10 to join us at the BBQ.  We will grill burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and offer an array of snacks and beverages.

Your registration is helpful so that we may monitor the attendance, and keep you informed of severe weather, etc. 

Please contact Traci Mead with any questions you may have. 

Please be advised that due to the ongoing Wharf construction project, street parking is severely restricted. We are unable to provide access to the private parking lot at Gangplank Marina as it is reserved for marina staff/operations, and residents. The use of public transportation is strongly recommended. We are a short two-block walk from the Southwest Waterfront Metro station on the Green Line. A bike share stand is available. Thank you.

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