Knickerbocker Sailing Association is a non-profit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender boating club, now in its 23rd year.

We encourage members who support diversity and enjoy getting out on the water of the greater New York area. Members do not need sailing or boating experience to join, because we are a welcoming group that will teach each other the basics of sailing, boating and boat safety. Our membership consists of over 150 members, including crew, captains of sailboats and powerboats, and we all love the outdoors and the water.

If you are interested in joining our club we recommend that you attend one of our monthly meetings open to all. For more information on our club please look at About Us, or email us.

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OUT Magazine featured KSA in July 2016. Read the article online in "The Unwavering Importance of Gay Sailing Clubs" by Chadwick Moore.

Upcoming events

    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 23th, 2018



    West 26th Street & 12th Avenue

    Pier 66 Boathouse, Inside Hudson River Park

    WHY: The Stonewall Sails Regatta supports Hudson River Community Sailing's Youth Development Programs, which help underserved New York City kids thrive academically and learn leadership skills through sailing education. In 2017 we raised $9,225. Help us finally break the $10,000 mark this year! All donations are 100% tax deductible and go to a great cause.

    ABOUT THE REGATTA:  The Stonewall Regatta is open to all. We’re aiming to have six boats racing again this year, five to a boat. Skippers must be certified with Hudson River Community Sailing (if you raced last year, you don’t need to re-certify). We try to get at least five races in. Breakfast will be provided (bring your own lunch/snacks). There will be an awards ceremony with pizza immediately afterwards. Awards include gold, silver, bronze, and most importantly - best-in-show


    • If we have more participants than captains, HRCS may be able to provide an additional boat and skipper. So sign up early!
    • Captains need to forward a photo and any text they would like to have on their donation page.  Forward the photos and text to :
    • Any New skipper checkouts need to be coordinated and scheduled so they can get staff on their end.
    • The scheduled Check out day is Monday, June 17th 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the HRCS Location.  There will be no checkouts the day of the race.

    Entry fee for KSA members regatta participants: $50

    Entry fee for non-KSA members, regatta participants: $65

    For more detailed information, contact or 917.968.4512

    Additionally, All participating racers must visit and follow the directions carefully on the CrowdRise page at:

    Click here to support and donate to Stonewall Regatta KSA 2018!

    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Boarding Based on Boat Assignment.
    • 9

    KSA Parade of Sails 2018

    Participating boats will gather at the Statue of Liberty starting at 2pm and anchor and raft-up based on the weather conditions.  We will swim and socialize until 4pm.  At 4 pm we will depart the Statue and transition to Battery Park.  Boats will get in line there and head north up the Hudson on the New York Side of the river to the Intrepid.  We will then turn south and return to the Battery.

    At the statue, your line-up for the parade will be assigned.  Currently the lead boat will be the Michael Lehslie and the last boat will be Whit's Dream.

    Currently there is space available at Chelsea Piers at $6 per foot plus electric. 

     Registration form for Chelsea Piers 2018 Chelsea Piers.pdf

    Captains please register for your participation in the event and how many additional guests you are willing to accept. Also indicate where you will be departing from so we can advise guests where to board the vessel.

    Crew assigned to a boat please register and identify the boat you are on.

     Guests please register as such.  You will be assigned to a boat based on space available by the Pride Coordinator.

    Guests wishing to participate should register making sure you provide your email and cell phone number for boat assignment.  We are asking guests to make a donation to God's Love we Deliver.  Please indicate you are donating for KSA It is under their donation banner as KSA Parade of Sails! 

    Donate here:

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    Monthly Meeting


    6:30pm Meet and Greet with cash bar and snack!
    7:30pm Business meeting

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar

    Landmark Tavern, meet and greet in the bar area, dinner and business meeting in our private meeting area.

    Landmark Tavern is located at 626 11th Avenue, on the corner of W 46th Street. The closest subway station is 50th Street on the C and E lines, or 42nd Street-Port Authority on the A, C and E lines.

    Phone: (212) 247-2562

    Cost: $40 includes a full dinner.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • TBD

    KSA Mid-summer Flotilla Newport BBQ

    Newport KSA BBQ w/ YCC and Boy with Boats, Tuesday July 31st at 4:30-5:00pm

    The event will start between 4:30 and 5:00 and each guest will be welcomed with a Dark & Stormy courtesy of the KSA/Aerie. The BBQ is a southern style with BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork along with side dishes. For those who would like a vegetarian option we will have Vege Lasagna. The cost will be $20.00 each.

    For those that want to add beer and wine to the meal, it will cost an additional $10.00

    We need final counts around July 18th please register early…we have kept the cost down to encourage more participation…Sign up soon!

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