Meet our Team

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


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.

Bruce and Cathy

Bruce and Cathy Liese

Bruce and Cathy Liese have owned Kansas City Sailing for almost 15 years. As life has changed, they have scaled back their involvement in the shop, but their enthusiasm for sailing and their customers has not changed. Feel free to reach out to Bruce and Cathy. They love hearing from those who share their love of sailing!


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