DC Sail - 2023 Halloween Regatta

DC Sail hosted its annual Halloween Regatta on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Fun, feasting, and costumed sailors overcoming the light air conditions. Awards ceremony included trophies for the Halloween Regatta, Best Costume, and the 2023 Adult Racing Program 2023 Series. Congratulations to all and thank you for participating!

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Hailing all Pirates, Ghoulies, Witches and Wizards!

DC Sail's end-of-season, spooktacular "Halloween Regatta," complete with costumed sailors, will be hosted on Saturday, October 28, 2023.

The Halloween Regatta is open to DC Sail Members and Non-Members! Friends and Family are welcome to register for the event. (Current DC Sail Fall 2023 High School Racing Program sailors are also invited! Rally your fellow DC Sail HSR sailors to form teams.)

Following the Halloween Regatta, RC will present an Awards Ceremony for the 2023 Adult Racing Program Series, the Halloween Regatta, and BEST COSTUME! 

Cost: $35/per person.

Registration: A link can be found in the red box at the bottom of the page. You'll have the option to register as a Team if you know who you'll be sailing with or as an Individual, where RC will assist in teaming you up with another sailor on the day of the event. Please note we will only be using the Flying Junior fleet for this event. FJ sailing experience is required.

Time: Arrival at 11:00 AM for check in and "Bountiful Boooo-fet" (Bagels, pastries, fruit, coffee, juice, etc. will be provided.)

Regatta: Competitors' Meeting at 11:30 AM

First Start: 12:00 PM

Awards Ceremony: 4:00 PM on DC Sail Docks

NOR/SIs: Notice of Race can be found by clicking hereSailing Instructions - click here.

Location: Racing will take place at our Diamond Teague Park Piers location. 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003. Please click here to launch a Google Map. 

Don your best costume, bring a refillable water bottle, and some snacks. See you on the docks Saturday, October 28th!

*Special Notes:

  • For our F&B (menu) planning logistics, registration will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
  • Should the weather conditions fall within the realm of the "Wet/Dry Suit" requirements where there is a heightened risk of hypothermia resulting from capsize, (air/water combined temperatures of less than 120 degrees, e.g.; air temperature 50 degrees - water temperature 63 degrees,) the event will be cancelled. Other WX conditions that may cause cancellation include relentless rain, high winds, no wind, etc. 
  • The event will also be cancelled if there are low registration numbers of fewer than 10 paid participants. 
  • In the event of cancellation, we will send an email message to registrants and will issue a full refund of registration fees.


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DC Sail is the community sailing program of National Maritime Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Business Mailing Address: 650 Wharf Street SW, Unit 20, Washington, DC 20024
Diamond Teague Park Piers Waterfront Address: 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
The Wharf Marina Waterfront Address: 650 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Telephone: (202) 547-1250 · Email: Traci Mead, Executive Director - tmead@dcsail.org 
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