Ben Hermelin (314) 349-9929 and Heidi Ruse, KWCSC Instructosr (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 Saturday Free Sailing Class CLOSED


10:00 am to 12 noon.

Who is invited?

  • Ladies who are curious about sailing but have no experience
  • Ladies with some sailing experience who want to learn more
  • Ladies with extensive experience who want to share their passion for sailing
  • Ladies who want to extend their social circle

Women of all ages and skill levels are invited to the Key West Community Sailing Center. This is a no-pressure social sailing group for women.

Please feel free to invite your friends. You do not have to be a member of the KWCSC to participate although the KWCSC Membership is one of the best deals in Key West!

The program is free. Hope to see you on the water!

Women’s Sailing returns to the Key West Community Sailing Center. 
  No experience is required and the group is lead by professional sailing instructors. Just come to the KWCSC on Sunday- no registration required.  

Want more time and experience on the water?  We look forward to seeing you there.

Men's Free Sailing Classes will resume on Sept. 15, 2019 - 10 am to 12 noon

M.A.R.C. and Seniors / KWCSC " Come About Boating Adventures"


Youth Summer Sailing Camp


June 3 to June 7 - Beginner Class (ages 8 to 17)

June 10 to June 14 - Beginner Class (ages 8 to 17)

June 17 to June 21 - Intermediate Class

June 21 to June 28 - Beginner Class (ages 8 to 17)

The Directors, Officers and staff at the Key West Community Sailing Center have a dedicated focus on Safety, Fun, and Learning.
Our primary goal is that students learn and grow from this experience; therefore it is important that your child is placed in the right skill level.

Click here to see Skill Level Descriptions

The Instructors at the Center are certified through US Sailing. They have instructed sailing on a variety of boats from 8' to 36', in private lessons and class environments.

For more information contact:
and/or Instructor Heidi Ruse: 804-832-4731


Learn to Sail School Youth Sailing Programs During the School Year

From learning how to sail, to refining sailing skills, the KWCSC Youth Programs offer fun and educational activities on the water. The programs are held with the intention of providing the children of our community the opportunity to learn and practice sailing in a fun and safe environment based on US Sailing guiding principles.

KWSCS Youth Sailing Programs include:

Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship Class

Montessori Charter School Class

Sigsbee Charter School Enrichment Class:

Key West High School:

Florida Keys Community College.