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"I HIGHLY recommend anyone looking to learn the ropes (I mean lines!) of sailing attend any of the courses offered by Gdub at Florida Keys Sailing! My dad, uncle, and I had such a blast during the six-day course while we were down in the Keys. We really appreciated the calm and cool learning environment Gdub created for three sailing newbies with ocean size aspirations. It really made the trip a lot of fun while being able to soak up critical knowledge and gain the hands on experience needed to skipper a bareboat. Throughout the six-day course, Gdub focused on covering all the knowledge areas of ASA curriculum and even allowed for some extra practice on those nerve racking docking exercises!  But it wasn't all play - the swimming, snorkeling, and lobster dinner at sunset were absolutely unforgettable!
 Can't wait for the next sailing adventure!" 



"Most accommodating charter in the keys. Gdub, made sure we enjoyed ourselves with despite foul weather. After the sky's cleared the storm system left us with perfect wind to go along with the perfect scenery." 

Just wanted to thank you so much for an absolutely brilliant 5 day sailing experience in the Keys. Your patience, experience and knowledge made it a truly wonderful vacation for my family and has given us all a love for being out on the water and sailing. We learned so much from you in such a short space of time; covering everything from tacking and gybing, mooring, rigging, reefing, and the unforgettable man overboard techniques!
Florida Keys Sailing
I appreciate you involving our two sons who quickly got the hang of docking the boat, navigating and reading the tell tales. The snorkeling trip to the reef was a real highlight, and mooring to a tiki bar for a delicious lunch each day was a such a memorable experience. We are already planning our next sailing trip and feel confident after 5 days with you having no prior experience. We hope to return to the Keys and sail with you again some time soon.
Have attached a few photos too!
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Rebecca, Anthony, Harry and George ("Cobra"!)


My buddy and I got back on Sunday from our charter with Florida Keys Sailing.  It was a long ride home, but all went well. 

Thanks for making everything so easy while we were chartering the Catalina.  She sailed well and was nicer than I had expected from a frequently chartered boat.  We had a great time.  We appreciate you taking the time to review the GPS and navigation.  It kept us from having any issues with shallow areas.  We are glad you took time to ensure that we understood the difficulties associated with navigating in the Keys.  We also appreciate you assisting us with plotting destinations.  It gave us more time to spend at the reef, etc that would have been wasted if we were trying to plot a trip based on what we’d read online, etc.

The winds were great and I can’t say enough how easy you made the chartering process.  It’s too bad that the Key’s are so far away or we’d be down more frequently.  Hopefully I’ll be able to bring the family the next time and possibly charter the C&C. 

We wish you the best of luck for the summer sailing season.  We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. 





Just wanted to say thanks again for the time you spent with us on the water, it was great. Here's a link to a review I posted on Trip Advisor. If we get back down there, we will be calling you for sure!

Thanks again,


After your six day course in January, and no previous experience of sailing, we were able to join a flotilla in the B.V.I.

Seriously though - thank you Bruce for helping us to make it happen. We'd recommend you to anyone. We travelled all the way from the UK and it was well worth it for all the pleasure it has given us. Next stop in July is San Diego for some day sailing while visiting our daughter with trips to St Vincent and Vancouver already being planned for next year.

Stay in good health Bruce and keep watching those tell-tails!

Mick & Sue.

Sue at the helm
Sue felt totally at home - very confident.
Marina Cay
Moored up at Marina Cay Sunset
Making use of the wind.
Making full use of the wind.
Bruce's influence
Bruce's influence was there for all to see.


Thanks again for a wonderful week in the Florida Keys. The amazing weather, the fantastic sailing conditions, and your excellent teaching gave us a wonderful vacation that we will always remember. In fact, while driving home, we both agreed that the week at your sailing school was one of the best vacations that we have had. We appreciated your patient, knowledgeable instruction. Thank you for teaching us so much. We took the courses to gain some sailing experience and to make a decision about whether we should switch from power boating to sailing. We have been convinced that sailing is for us. In fact, we’re looking forward to taking the bareboat course (105) some time in the near future. (We've attached a few pictures of our sailing experience.)

Have a great holiday season. happy Thanksgiving and a joyous Christmas season to you and Marcie. May you both enjoy a prosperous and healthy new year. We look forward to hearing from you sometime. We'll keep in touch and plan to take another course sometime next year.

Rick and Ardys

Charting the Cruise
Charting the Cruise


Perfect Day
A Perfect Day on the Atlantic Ocean
Relaxing at the Helm
Relaxing at the Helm
Tweeking the Sails
Tweeking the Sails