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KWCSC Instructor
Heidi Ruse

Heidi Ruse, KWCSC Sailing Instructor
-- (804)-832-4731 -- is available for adult instruction and she also teaches our After-School and Summer classes for youth. Please give her a call if you wish to get adult lessons.

Instructor Heidi Ruse

Photo of the Month - Youth Summer Camp!


We had a fantastic
Youth Summer Sailing Camp

A big "Thank You" to instuctors Heidi Ruse and Ben Hernelin for teaching a great summer 2018 Youth Sailing Camp!


Key West Community Sailing Center Mission

The goal of the Key West Community Sailing Center is to enrich sailing experience and make it accessible to everyone without regard to age, race, gender, creed, place of origin, financial concerns, physical ability or previous experience. We teach the skills that build confidence while having fun!
These skills include safety, seamanship, small boat handling, self-reliance, planning & thoughtful decision making, communication, team building and trust. We do this in a relaxed atmosphere where sailors, as well as those wanting to become sailors, can meet to socialize and have fun.

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!