With our most sincere gratitude, we enthusiastically thank all of our regatta participants, partners, sponsors, members, staff, volunteers, donors, and guests for a wonderful day of sailing and celebrating in the evening at the After Party!

Please click here for a photo album posted on our Facebook page!


Saturday, September 14, 2024

2024 Cantina Cup - 17th Annual Regatta & Fundraising Event

The Cantina Cup Regatta was created 17 years ago as an annual event to bring together DC Sail's members and local sailing organizations to support the mission of promoting and sustaining affordable, educational, recreational and competitive sailing programs for youth in a fun and safe environment. 

Racing will take place throughout the day, culminating at our "After Party & Awards Ceremony Event."

To register for the regatta, and review the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, and Regatta Results, please use the Cantina Cup links on the left banner.

Cantina Cup Regatta is our signature fundraising event that supports the DC Sail Youth Scholarship Program which provides over $20,000 annually in scholarship opportunities to children under the age of 18. These grateful scholarship recipients, who would otherwise not have the chance to learn to sail, are provided the ability to explore the beauty of the sport of sailing, along with water and boating safety curriculum, and build an appreciation of our fragile waterway and eco-systems. They attend our programs at little to no cost to their families.

With the growth of our programs and facilities, we have the ability to increase the number of children we serve in the DC Metro area.  And with your help, we hope to provide even more scholarship opportunities in 2024 and into the future!

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

We are also seeking individual and corporate sponsorship of the annual fundraising event. Please contact Traci Mead to explore opportunities to show your support in helping us to provide these unique and beautiful programs for children less fortunate than ourselves. Phone: 202-547-1250 or email:

Thank you and see you on September 14, 2024!


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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
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