Dedicated to Keeping the Ancient Art of Traditional Sail Alive…
Like many tall ships around the world, the WOLF is in need of critical maintenance and updates to keep her seaworthy and in compliance. She not only keeps the days of sail alive in the hearts of her crew, but the thousands who have stood on her decks, felt a stiff breeze grab hold of her sails, and experienced the thrill of travel by the elements alone.
She not only connects us to our rich history as a sailing nation, but holds the promise of teaching future generations the basics of seamanship that will propel them into a lifetime of respect for the sea and perhaps a career in the maritime trades.
Join us in helping preserve the Flagship WOLF and her rightful place in the history of the Conch Republic.
FWPS is a program of UCC WHALE Center’s Waves of Change, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, registered in FL, UT, and NY. Enrolled in the PAYPAL Giving Fund, all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.
FWPS Planned Giving Opportunities also available. EIN # 31-1779048.
Join Us as We Chart a New Course for Flagship WOLF
Join Our “Friends of WOLF” Crew & Support Our Efforts
“Friends of WOLF” receive discounts on Sails & Private Charters. (Photo courtesy of Will Soto & Amy Meshew.)
“FRIENDS OF WOLF” MEMBERSHIPS
Individual $35 — Couple $65
Family $150 — Corporate $250
Patron $500 — Admiral Patron $1,000
ADM Finbar at the helm of Flagship WOLF during the ship’s 2018 CUBA Waves of Change PeaceVision Voyage
We Strive to Create Positive Change through Education, Peacekeeping, Music, Art, Storytelling & Sail
Your Financial Gift Today Helps Preserve this Beloved Florida Keys Icon
Flagship WOLF leaves her home-port at Safe Harbour Marina with 12 tons of donated Hurricane Dorian Relief Supplies bound for Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, The Bahamas. (Carol Tedesco/Key West Cares)
Flagship WOLF is Preparing for Major Deck Maintenance
Flagship WOLF leaves 3 D Marina on Stock Island, Florida Keys after her 2020 Yard Haul Out.
OUR IMMEDIATE GOAL IS TO RAISE $125,000+
Maintenance Repairs Completed as Funding Allows
Flagship WOLF Crew preps ship for 2018 US Coast Guard Inspection at 3D Marina on Stock Island, Florida Keys.
Your Help Now, Ensures Flagship WOLF Will Soon Sail Again
“Friends of WOLF” Members Enjoy Sail & Merchandise Discounts
Flagship WOLF Private Charters Help Fund Humanitarian Sails & Courses at Sea
We Offer Eco-Educational Sails in Key West & Sponsored Ports of Call Aboard Flagship WOLF
Flagship WOLF hosted participants of WHALE Center’s 2007 World Oceans Day Conference, including Ed Begley Jr. & Dr. Dave Randle, in St. Pete, Florida.
Enjoy Environmentally Friendly Sails aboard Flagship WOLF
Under Motor Sail, Flagship WOLF uses ONLY 2.5 Gallons / Hour.
Enjoy Environmentally Friendly Sails aboard Flagship WOLF
Flagship WOLF is Reminiscent of the Majestic Schooners Sailing the Florida Straits in the 19th Century
Flagship WOLF Brings to Life the Golden Age of Sail & Seafaring Adventure.
Flagship WOLF Team Building Courses Teach Leadership Skills
Flagship WOLF Team Building Sails are Great for Youth Groups & Corporate Gatherings.
Book a Private Charter or Sponsor a Sail Course at Sea
Flagship WOLF triumphantly returning to Schooner Wharf after defeating the enemy in the 2015 Reenactment of “The Great Sea Battle of the Conch Republic.” (Photo courtesy of Bill & Linda Klipp.)
2004 Great Sea Battle of the Conch Republic in Key West Harbor, held each year during Key West’s Conch Republic Independence Celebration.
Our Cannons Still Thunder!
Flagship WOLF celebrates Key West’s rich & colorful maritime history.
ADM Finbar built WOLF in 1982 & 1983 (with the help of friends!) and has served as the ship’s Master ever since. (Photo courtesy of Rob O’Neal)
ADM Finbar Gittelman
First Sea Lord of the Conch Republic & Supreme Commander, CR Military Forces
ADM Finbar swears in ADM Seth Salzmann, CR CRN, as CO of the CR Navy, April 2021 (ADM Seth learned to sail aboard Flagship WOLF.) Photo courtesy Mary Martin, MM Photo & Design.
We are Committed to Training New Generations of Sailors
Flagship WOLF during Schooner Wharf Wrecker’s Race Cup Series. (Photo courtesy of Mary Martin, MM Photo & Design.)
Donations Fund Youth Leadership Sail Training Courses
Flagship WOLF is known as one of the Florida Keys ‘go to’ traditional sail training vessels, and many former crew now make livings at sea.
Flagship WOLF hosts a Youth Sail for Port Royal Elementary students during their 2012 JAMAICA Goodwill Ambassador Voyage.
Film & Port of Call Sponsorships Fund Humanitarian Sails and Preservation Efforts
Winner of the 2018 Key West Film Festival’s “Best Florida Feature Award” captures Flagship WOLF’s 2016 & 2017 CUBA Goodwill Ambassador Voyages.
View for FREE on YouTube!
“Return to The Bahamas” & “Return to Jamaica” Sponsorships Available
Winner of the 2020 Key West Film Fest “Best Florida Feature Award” the film will air on PBS this year.
Conch Republic Flagship WOLF Humanitarian Sails & Goodwill Ambassador Voyages
We Make a Difference, One Voyage at a Time
Flagship WOLF departs with 10+ tons of donated relief supplies for Haitian earthquake victims. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau (c) 2010 Rob O’Neal)
Flagship WOLF crew and Key West Care members Salute “Sister City / Island” Green Turtle Cay after delivering 12+ tons of donated Hurricane Dorian Relief supplies. (Photo courtesy of Carol Tedesco/KW Cares.)
Unloading donated Key West Cares Hurricane Dorian disaster supplies to residents of Green Turtle Cay, Abacos in 2019. Take A Step Back In Time Aboard Flagship WOLF
Flagship WOLF Maritime Heritage Sails available in The Florida Keys & Sponsored Ports of Call.
Maritime Heritage Sail Courses Great for Kids, Families & Seniors
Maritime Heritage Sail for students from Port Royal, Jamaica during Flagship WOLF’s 2006 JAMAICA Goodwill Ambassador Cultural Exchange Voyage.
ADM FInbar is a natural born teacher, and has shared his love of the ancient art of sail with thousands wishing to learn the nuances of life at sea, with many attaining their commercial USCG Master licenses.
A Sailors Sailor, ADM Finbar recently renewed his STCW USCG 3,000 Ton Master License, with 500 Ton Sail Endorsement
Sailing for 70 years, ADM Finbar Maintains a Perfect Safety Record
Learn to Sail the Traditionally Rigged Flagship WOLF
We are Committed to Providing Ongoing Youth Leadership Sail Training
Flagship WOLF Merchandise Sales Support Our Sail Programs
Conch Republic Navy Peace Bonds Support Our Historic Preservation Efforts
$10 + tax — Order Today!
Commission YOUR Vessel in the Conch Republic Navy
“Friends of WOLF” Crew
& Support Our Sail Programs
Flagship WOLF visits Cape May, NJ during their their 2012 Goodwill Ambassador US East Coast Voyage.
FWPS Young Seafarer’s Academy Youth Sails are available in Key West, and at sponsored Ports of Call.