Save the date for 2021!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

2021 Cantina Cup

Annual Regatta & Fundraising Event 

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

 (Must be 21+ years of age to board the vessel.)

Join us for a sail aboard our gorgeous 65-foot schooner, "American Spirit" for a three-hour event. The boat will circulate the race courses for Cantina Cup and is a delightful viewing platform. Catch all the sailing action from the comfort of the decks of "American Spirit".  We'll have frosty beer and snacks too! 

To register for the Spectator Boat, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the link in the red box below.

Helpful Information:

Arrival Time: Boarding is at 12:30 PM. Boat departs at 1:00 PM sharp and will return to the docks at 3:00 PM. Please click here for a map where the boat is located. 

Food & Beverage: We will provide light snacks and beverages for our passengers. 

Little Sailors: No children are permitted on this cruise. This is an age 21+ event. 

Restroom: There is a unisex restroom on board.

What to Wear/Bring: Dress for the weather. Wear closed-toe, soft soled shoes. No sandals or flip-flops are permitted for your safety.

Cancellation: If severe weather (thunderstorms, excessive winds, etc.) prevents us from being able to safely leave the docks, we will issue a cancellation notice and a full refund of your purchase. Please be advised that we will not cancel in the event of light rain/mist. Rain gear/poncho is then suggested. Cancellation notices are sent out via email typically two hours prior to the planned departure time.

Payment Information: Full payment must be made at the time of registration. Pending registrations without payment will be auto-cancelled by the system after 15 minutes. Please have your payment information available at the time of registration.

Captain and Crew look forward to welcoming you aboard, "American Spirit!" 


Cantina Cup serves as our annual fundraising event to help maintain our Youth Scholarship Program.

In 2021, DC Sail will have issued over $20,000 in scholarship value to under-served youth in our area. Cantina Cup's financial support directly impacts our ability to provide this community benefit to kids less fortunate than ourselves, who would otherwise have no access to sailing and boating safety programs here in DC. With your help by participating, donating, and attending our annual fundraising event, we hope to provide even more scholarship opportunities in 2022! 

Please consider a generous donation to support our Youth Scholarship Program by clicking here



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