Wednesday, September 14, 2011

4th Annual Cantina Cup

The following is a press release from DC Sail:
Local sailors from all over the mid-Atlantic region will converge Saturday, October 1, at Gangplank Marina on the Southwest Waterfront to race in the 4th Annual Cantina Cup Regatta. The event features a full day of sailing with over 100 participants to benefit DC Sail’s sailing education programs. Racing will begin at 10:30am and the last race will start no later than 5:00pm.

Cantina Cup is hosted by DC Sail and Cantina Marina and is sponsored by Mount Gay Rum.

Sailors will race DC Sail’s Lasers, FJs and Flying Scotts during this event. We urge sailors from other organizations to bring their boats and participate as well. DC Sail members get reduced registration fees of $50 per person while non-members fees are $75.

The event consists of a full day of sailing followed by an After Party/Awards Ceremony at Cantina Marina. Non-sailors are encouraged to spectate throughout the day from aboard DC Sail’s schooner, the American Spirit. The After Party is open to all for a $25 cover which includes four free Mount Gay Rum drinks and live music.

Non-racers are invited to purchase spectator tickets aboard DC Sail’s schooner the American Spirit. The Corona-sponsored Spectator Boat will be the best view of the racing from 1pm to 4 pm. $60 tickets include free Corona and for an additional $15 attendees can also attend the Mount Gay After Party.

Last year, the event was a great success with the over 50 sailors participating, raising over $5,000 for DC Sail’s adult sailing programs.

To learn more about sponsorship, registration and general event information, please visit or contact Emily at (202) 547-1250 or

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