Two hundred members of our Key West Community Sailing Center help support all our activities through their membership fees. They enjoy loads of benefits and fun throughout the year. If you are not a member we hope you will join soon!

Membership Benefits

By becoming a Center member, you receive the following benefits:

  • Access to our fleet of boats, once “checked out” by Center staff
  • Weekly racing (seasonal)
  • Social events (seasonal)
  • Usage of kayaks, paddle boards and grounds
  • Fun with new and longtime friends as well as family
  • Satisfaction that your membership supports the Key West community through education programming, events and scholarships

Become a Member!

The annual fee for membership goes toward supporting the Sailing Center, including operating costs, maintenance of boats and the facility.  Membership includes the benefits described above. We define one membership as a (single/family i.e., related people living under one roof).

Membership Application

You may complete your application two ways: Online or via US Mail

To Apply or Renew Online:

For a new membership, download the Membership application/waiver, then complete and submit it via the FORM below

New Membership, First Year – FORM
  1. After you have downloaded and completed the application, you must save it to your computer.
  2. Then upload the completed application (see “UPLOAD” button below) and submit it with your payment.
  3. Select the type of new membership (Standard or Military), add name and email.
  4. Click BUY MEMBERSHIP to submit your payment.
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Membership Renewal

Enter your full name and email associated with your existing membership.

Click RENEW MEMBERSHIP to submit your payment

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To Apply or Renew by US Mail (or drop-off at Center):

Print the Membership application/waiver, complete and send via US mail or drop off at Sailing Center.

US Mail

Send the completed application along with a check made out to:
Key West Community Sailing Center; P.O. Box 828, Key West, Florida 33041-0828

(Fee is due at time of application)


You may drop off your application and/or check for new membership fee or renewal at the Sailing Center, 705 Palm Avenue, Key West.

Boat Usage

Three key steps are required for boat usage by members to ensure safety and enjoyment by all:

  1. Be familiar with Community Sailing Center Guidelines
  2. Get “checked out” on the boat you wish to use
  3. Sign out the boat before leaving the dock, and upon return

The Sailing Center has a fleet of over 30 boats, some of which are for use by adult members and others youth boats.  Center boats are available on a first-come, first-served basis and you must be “checked out” on the boat you plan to use.  “Checking out” includes a brief display of skills, in which the boat-handler must demonstrate control of the boat using basic knowledge and understanding.

We encourage competent sailors to broaden their horizons and get checked out on multiple boats that we own here at the Center.

Contact Ben Hermelin, program director, to schedule a time to get checked out.

Boat Storage

We have limited in-water storage available for privately-owned boats up to 23 feet in length.  We also have limited dry storage for smaller boats.  Contact Dockmaster Hugh Johnson, for more information on storage availability, fees, and requirements.