2018 Race Clinic

Located in Marathon, Florida, The Marathon Yacht Club Educational Foundation (MYCEF) is dedicated to teaching fun and safety on the water.


MYC Educational Foundation

MYCEF is committed to enhancing marine-related education in the heart of the Florida Keys. We do this three ways. Middle Keys Sailing, our community boating program, is open to all youth in the Middle Keys at affordable rates (and free to children of families who are financially struggling), and also offers adult sailing classes. We also offer marine-related scholarships for teens and adults. And our newest offering, NauticEd, provides online sailing education for all ages. Through NauticEd, we follow the American National Standards for Sailing Training and Assessment.

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Middle Keys Sailing Courses and Events

We believe in confidence and competence in both theory knowledge and practical skills. Our youth and adult sailing courses are taught by US Sailing-Certified Instructors. We teach ways to be gentle on the environment that surrounds our island home, incorporating fun marine science components into all our classes If you’re a student, start with one of our youth sailing courses throughout the summer. If you’re an adult, start with multimedia online theory classes with NauticEd’s wide selection of sailing courses, then step onboard to round off your practical training with our professional instructors.

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Register for our N0vember 17 Race by emailing Chair@MYCEF.education with name of contestant, adult, or youth (age), boat type/class, contestant(s) shirt size(s), and number if meals. Mail Registration fee ($10/boat). MYCEF, 825 33rd St. Gulf, Marathon FL 33050.

MYCEF Instructors

Our instructors not only know how to sail, they know how to teach and reach students, regardless of their type of learning style. From hands on the helm and wind in your face, with additional multimedia online instruction, we are the best of the best.

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Safe Water Education

The Middle Keys Sailing Program utilizes US Sailing Certified Instruction and methods, plus high tech 21st century sailing education from NauticEd. Combined with highly trained sailing instructors and various size boats, we provide top-class globally recognized training to students who are just getting started, or for those wanting to stretch a little farther.

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Our Mission

We exist to augment marine-related education opportunities for the local community through scholarships and sailing classes, teaching safe boating skills at little or no cost to students.


A special thank you to our admiral sponsors:


Luis Gonzalez 

Snow Family Foundation

Susan Ruck