Refresher Course

Registration for the 2024 Sailing Season Refresher Course is now open. 

The Sessions are listed as white hyperlinks in the red box below as you scroll down this page. Please select one of the Sessions and it will show you the date of the Lesson as well as how many available spaces are left remaining. 

We have reached capacity for a couple of the Sessions which is not unusual as the Refresher Course class size is just four sailors per Session. Please find an available Session and register yourself/issue payment. We will likely completely sell out to capacity, so best to secure your space while you can!

Waitlist Option: For the Sessions that are at capacity, there is a "Join Waitlist" button available when you open up the white hyperlinks in the red box below. You are welcome to add your information to as many of the Sessions' waitlists as you are interested in attending.

The possibility of moving off of a waitlist (for any of the Sessions) and being able to accommodate you is fairly unlikely, but please do add yourself to the waitlist(s). Typically, we find that once students are "able to get in," they tend to hang on and rarely do we experience cancellations.  Should openings occur where you're on the waitlist(s), we'll absolutely be in touch with you! But, as relayed, it would be rare.

We look forward to welcoming you to DC Sail's Refresher Course!

Thank you!

(Membership with DC Sail is required in order to register for the Refresher Course. Membership information can be found by clicking hereOnce your Membership is activated, you'll have access to register for this course.)

The Refresher Course lessons will resume in April 2024 and will only run until late June 2024. 

Notice: Refresher Course Lessons are only held from April to late June. 

Want to brush up on your sailing sailing skills after a long winter or quite a few years off the water? Take DC Sail's Refresher Course! This course is offered Saturday mornings from 10 am - 1 pm.

The Refresher Course is designed to have an open curriculum allowing students to identify the sailing skills they wish to practice. The session is four students to one instructor on a Flying Scot.

Refresher Courses are held from the start of our sailing season through June and are posted below. 

Cost: $125 for Basic Members, or one complimentary lesson per year for Admiral, Lifetime and Super Members.

Registration: Please select the lesson via the link in the red box below and proceed with registration.


  • Requests for cancellation 30+ days from start date would receive a full refund.
  • Requests for cancellation within 30 days to 14 days from the start date would receive a 75% refund.
  • Requests for cancellations with less than 14 days prior to the start date would be non-refundable. *Consideration of extraordinary circumstances will be at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Register Today - Refresher Courses

15 Jun 2024 10:00 AM • DC Sail, Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
22 Jun 2024 10:00 AM • DC Sail, Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
29 Jun 2024 10:00 AM • DC Sail, Diamond Teague Park Piers, 99 Potomac Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003

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