Meet our Team

Whether it's sales, service, repairs, or sail education, we have the expertise to provide what you need.

Sarah Duffendack
General Manager

Sarah Duffendack
General Manager

Sarah has been working at Kansas City Sailing since our shop first opened. When it comes to sailing supplies, education, or repairs, you won't find a more knowledgeable person.

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Jon Duffendack
Service Manager

Jon has been with us for almost a decade. He is a skilled craftsman, able to install and repair rigging, deck hardware, canvas, sails, hulls, and more.

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Paul Barnett
Head Sailing Instructor

Paul is an extraordinary sailor and sail instructor. He can sail boats of all sizes and has raced keelboats and small (centerboard) boats. He is a patient, thoughtful instructor that quickly builds rapport with his students.

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Our history

In 2006, after years of teaching sailing, we understood that the Kansas City area needed a trusted place to purchase sailing supplies and get reliable service. So we opened a tiny shop in Lawrence that quickly grew. When we discovered that space was available in North Lawrence, we were ecstatic!

Our location

You can find us at our shop in North Lawrence or at Lake Perry, Kansas where we teach on keelboats and small sailboats.

Our shop is right of I-70, and it's easy to enter and exit our parking lot, even with boat in tow!

Contact us for more information

We welcome your questions, and our knowledgeable staff is available to answer them.  Phone: 785-841-7245