Making the sport of sailing affordable, accessible, and inclusive to Upper Keys and South Dade youth since 2006.
A SUMMER TO REMEMBER…
The 2022 Florida Keys Sailing and Windsurfing Camp brought another 200 plus kids and teens to the shores of the Upper Keys Sailing Club this summer. Not blistering heat, strong breeze or even a June tropical storm, kept our campers from sailing and exploring Buttonwood Sound. This year saw our windsurfing program take off with blast as more than 50 campers gave the sport their first try and loved it. We were also encouraged by a strong turnout of nearly 40 teens who enjoyed both sailing and windsurfing and experienced next-level sailing aboard a Nacra 20 and a 24′ Corsair trimaran. And in keeping with our mission, our members and local business owners stepped up their support so that we could provide summer camp scholarships to 18 local kids who needed financial support to attend camp.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 MAINSAIL SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTERS
Dr. Tom Morrison
The Law Firm of Joe Carballo
Dr. Tom Francovich
FabMiamiBeach Property Management & Real Estate
The Law Firm of Urban Patterson
Paddle the Florida Keys
The Florida Keys Real Estate Board
Fast Boat Stuff, Inc.
Dockside Raw Bar
The Romey Family
FALL SAILING AND BIG PLANS LAUNCH WITH THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
The start of the academic year ushers in a fleet of new sailing recruits and the prospect to expand our programs further. We’ll be building on the success of our home school and windsurfing programs and continue developing our Club 420 and Opti sailors. Come the holidays, plans are in the works to make our “Santa Sip & Sail” holiday fundraiser an even bigger community event and cap off the year with a week-long winter camp focused on performance sailing.
14TH ANNUAL BUCCANEER BLAST REGATTA SET FOR FEBRUARY 4-5 AT ROWELL’S WATERFRONT PARK
Our 2023 regatta will once again feature more than 200 of the country’s best opti, laser and windsurf youth sailors competing for the top five spots in their respective classes. We’re incredibly proud and humbled that the Monroe County Tourism Development Board agreed to support our event for the second year in a row. Scroll over to our regatta page to see how businesses, local and not, can get involved and support this amazing youth regatta.