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Spring Break Sailing
Ages 9 to 14 years old,
Monday, March 18 to Wednesday, March 20
Each day from
10:00 am to 12 noon
To join email Heidi at:

KWCSC Instructors

Ben Hermelin (314) 349-9929 and Heidi Ruse, KWCSC Instructors (804)-832-4731 -- are available for adult instruction and they also teach our After-School and Summer classes for youth. Please give him/her a call if you wish to get adult lessons.

New Women’s Sailing Team
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Free Women's Sailing Lessons
Every Saturday 10 to 12 noon

Youth Summer Sailing Camp

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Let's raise the match for this important project!

We all recall when Hurricane Irma and a subsequent fierce water spout demolished a critical segment of the Sailing Center’s boat docks… we can now report that major help is on the way.

The "Save Our Slips" capital campaign to rebuild our damaged slip docks received a major boost thanks to a new Challenge Grant of $50,000 from the Edward B. and Joan T. Knight Foundation. The grant will match – dollar-for-dollar – every contribution made to the Key West Community Sailing Center.

If we meet this $50,000 fundraising challenge, we will have the resources needed to rebuild the slip docks. Every $1 “match” gift will provide $2 toward our goal. Contributions are tax deductible. You may call Treasurer Russ Vickers and Commodore Jane Carper (305-292-5993) for more information.

Or if you would like to donate now please click here!

Youth Summer Sailing Camp

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Photos of the Week!

After-School Sigsbee Enrichment Program having fun!

Our 2019 Hero!!

The Key West Community Sailing Center proudly honored Dockmaster Hugh Johnson as its Unsung Hero at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys 19th Annual Unsung Heroes Luncheon on January 25, 2019 at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel. Pictured above are from left to right: Ron Burd, Chairman of the Board of the CFFK; Hugh Johnson, Dockmaster of the KWCSC, and Dianna Sutton, President and CEO of the CFFK. Thank you Hugh!!

Key West Community Sailing Center Mission

To encourage and support sailing and sailing education, and to provide suitable Sailing Center facilities for educational, recreational and social use for the public.
The Key West Community Sailing Center will be a year-round sailing center providing programs for the public. The Center will support and endorse sailing, with an emphasis on sailing education and will provide social and recreational amenities. The Center will be family oriented and will maintain an inviting atmosphere that will encourage the public to make it their first choice for sailing with their family, friends and associates. The Center will be a valued community resource, widely known and recognized as an inclusive and open public organization, helping people build confidence and skills while enjoying the sport of sailing.
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We’re located in the beautiful Florida Keys with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico through the protected Keys Back Country. The other side of our island home boasts protected access to an extensive reef system as well as the Straits of Florida, the Caribbean, Cay Sal Banks, Bahamas and the Atlantic Ocean.

We own and maintain a fleet of boats. Members have no-charge access to the fleet after they successfully demonstrate basic sailing skills and earn a rating. The Sailing Center also offers private boat owners with small sailboats limited dock space as well as launching and dry storage facilities for sail boats, kayaks and paddleboards.

GUEST COMMENTARY The Key West Community Sailing Center strongly encourages feedback from the sailing community. You can submit commentary by email Here!