DC Sail is the community sailing program of the National Maritime Heritage Foundation (NMHF).
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 Washington metropolitan region to the water . Sailing opportunities are available for adults and youth aboard small boats and our 65 foot schooner, American Spirit. Profits from all our programs will go towards offering under served inner city youth the opportunity to learn to sail.
NMHF, a non-profit institution, was founded in 2000 and is the official maritime heritage organization of the District of Columbia. NMHF is dedicated to enhancing lives and inspiring young minds through maritime adventures. By providing comprehensive community sailing and maritime education programs, the NMHF reconnects people of all ages of the Washington metropolitan area to the water and to the maritime history of the region.