Florida Keys
Youth Sailing Regatta

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Youth Racing Team has wrapped up for the season and will continue in the fall. We had an awesome season and competed in two regattas- we hosted one here in Key West and we traveled to Key Largo for one. Plans for more regattas all throughout the keys are in the works for next season! Stay tuned. 

The regatta series strives to foster the spirit of competition and camaraderie between the youth sailors of The Florida Keys. For more photos Click Here
Participation in the Key West Youth Sailing Team is open to all youth ages 8 to 17 from the Lower Keys. We encourage all Lower Keys youth interested in sailing to come to KWCSC for sailing lessons and to apply to join the Team.


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.






Women’s Racing Team
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Youth Summer Sailing Camp

All Classes are FULL


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Key West Community Sailing
Youth Summer Camp 2019

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Key West Community Sailing Summer Camp 2019


Free Sailing Lessons for Women and Men!


Come join the fun - Free Sailing Lessons for Women on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon.
Free Women's class is super popular, as always, with anywhere from 10-20 participants any given Saturday. Well continue this through the summer, wind permitting of course, so come by Saturday 10-12 and check us out!! You don't need to be a member! Photo by Heidi Ruse



Come join the fun - Free Sailing Lessons for Men on Sundays from 10 am to 12 noon.
Our Free Mens class has finally taken off after months of persistence. Were getting our numbers up with about 6-8 students every Sunday. Spread the word and check it out on Sundays from 10-12. Will continue this program through the summer. You don't need to be a member! Photo by Jessie Sykes

Upper Keys Sailing Club Flip Flop Portsmouth Regatta

KWCSC Instructor Heidi Ruse took Key West Youth Sailing Team to Upper Keys Sailing Club (Key Largo) to particate in the Regatta. Participation in the Key West Youth Sailing Team is open to all youth ages 8 to 17 from the Lower Keys. We encourage all Lower Keys youth interested in sailing to come to KWCSC for sailing lessons and to apply to join the Team.
Call Heidi if interested (804)-832-4731. Photo by Russ Vickers


Youth Summer Sailing Camp

is FULL

To determine wind speed click the arrow below on Weather Underground. That is the reading we will
be using as our decision point.

Boats can only be taken out when maximum wind gusts are less than 20 knots. If wind gusts measures 20 knots or higher, no boats may be signed out and must remain docked.


Photo of the Week!



Sailing Instructor Heidi Ruse takes out the Key West Community Sailing Center Committee boat
during the Free Weekend Sailing Lessons. Photo by Jessie Sykes.



Key West Community Sailing Center Mission

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.
Vision
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.
Click here to read Goals and Objectives



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!