When you're a member of UKSC you spend your days sailing on Buttonwood Bay.
You'll pass your Friday's in the company of the best sailing community around.
You'll watch countless sunsets on our pier - we have one of the best views in the upper keys. (And you'll probably take photos of every single one.)
Because... You'll sail more
One of our key aims as a club is to get as many members on the water as possible.
As a member you'll have the opportunity to participate in our many sailing events.
And to make it as convenient as possible, we offer dry storage and slip rentals so you can keep your boat nearby and ready to set sail.
*Storage and dockage are subject to regulations, including no live aboards
Because... You'll be a part of an active community
The people at UKSC are arguably the best part. Yes, maybe even better than the strong breeze, calm waters, and epic sunsets.
We're an eclectic lot, with people of all walks of life united together by our love of sailing.
Our community starts with sailing, but it doesn't end there. We enjoy spending time together in all sorts of ways, from Sunday morning paddles (often followed by Bloody Mary's) to painting nights to beach cleanups to spontaneous karaoke.
1. Be a sailor
First and foremost, this is a sailing club! A community for likeminded wind enthusiasts to gather and sail. But you don't need thirty years of skipper experience to apply - we welcome members at all stages of their sailing journey.
2. Get to Know Us Join us at a TGIF event, we have one every Friday night of the year. We'll show you around, let you meet some members, and learn what we're all about.
3. Find Sponsors
To be eligible to become a member, you'll need two sponsors who will guide you through the process. Don't know any members yet? No problem. Get in touch and we'll introduce you.
4. Participate in Events
Once you have your two sponsors, you'll participate in five club events. There are lots of ways to participate from sailing with us in a club race or day sail to volunteering for an event to joining us as Race Committee
With your three events and sponsor recommendations you're ready to apply. You'll spend an evening with Membership Committee, learning about the club and introducing yourself.
6. Get Approved
Membership Committee will recommend new members at a Board of Directors meeting to be approved by the Board.
Regular members 1) own a sailboat and 2) live or own a home in the Upper Keys.
Associate members either do not own a sailboat or they do not live or own a home in the Upper Keys. They cannot be on the Board or vote on anything except financial decisions.