Welcome to DC Sail!

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DC Sail is the community sailing program of the National Maritime Heritage Foundation. 

Our mission is to promote and sustain affordable educational, recreational and competitive sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment. DC Sail empowers its participants to develop self-respect and sportsmanship, foster teamwork, and cultivate sailing skills and an appreciation for maritime-related activities. In addition, DC Sail enhances the DC community by using sailing to bolster community spirit and volunteerism.

Our active programs, located in Southwest Washington, D.C., are re-connecting people of the metropolitan region to the water. Sailing opportunities are available for adults and youth aboard small boats as well as our 65-foot schooner, American Spirit. Proceeds from our programs go toward offering under-served youth the opportunity to learn to sail through our Youth Scholarship Program.

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DC Sail is the gateway to community sailing in Washington, DC!

We have “Learn to Sail” programs for children, teens, and adults. 

Explore ticketed events on board our 65-foot Schooner, American Spirit! (Boating & Baseball, and Sunset Sails.  The vessel is also available for Private Charters for up to 40 passengers for a three-hour cruise! Please see our Schooner Sailing page for more information.

Membership with DC Sail for 12 months starts at $200 and includes evening sailing opportunities during Monday Members Only and Wednesday Social Sails from mid-May through mid-September. 

“Learn to Sail” packages are $490 for adults and include a Basic Membership. 

Youth Sailing Programs average $350 for a week of Summer Camp through either our Kids Set Sail (small boat sailing) or Schooner Camp (on board our 65-foot Schooner,
American Spirit.)

The menu to the left with aid you with navigating our many programs - click any of the areas to learn more about how you can get out on the water with DC Sail.

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DC Sail Featured on "The Weather Channel"


Click Here to view the fun and informative video.

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To Learn about the 8th Annual Cantina Cup, please click here!






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DC Sail is the community sailing program of National Maritime Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Business Office Address: 236 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20002
Waterfront Address: 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Telephone: (202) 547-1250 · Email: Traci Mead, Director of Business Operations - tmead@dcsail.org 
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