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

    • 27 May 2017
    • 29 May 2017
    • Western CT Shoreline

    Calf Island Greenwich, CT & Stamford Harbor, CT — May 27-29

    It's time to try different destinations for Memorial Day.  So we are heading up North (sort of) and leaving Long Island behind this year.  It is a great combination of rafting up, exploring nature preserve islands, Pot Luck Dinner Iron Chef competition, exploring Stamford and a club dinner with an all new group participation game!! 

     

    Itinerary

    Sat 5/27 CALF ISLAND

    Anchor North of Calf Island between the tower and Red R2 buoy.  

    NOAA Chart
    Calf Island Info

    Take the dinghy and explore Calf Island and\or Great Captain Island.

    Great Captain Island

    7pm POT LUCK DINNER IRON CHEF STYLE!!!

    Bring your best prepared dish in a paper bag to conceal the chef’s identity. We will then then eat and rate each one in a secret ballot!!  There may even be fabulous prizes!!
    Sun 5/28

    Take the dinghy and explore Calf Island and\or Great Captain Island.


    STAMFORD HARBOR


    Sail\Cruise 3 miles east to Stamford Harbor.


    Anchor based on prevailing winds and best protected location.


    Transient dockage available for $2.50/ft at Ponus Yacht Club.  Contact Joe Bernadino (203) 969-4238. Mention the KSA dinner event on Sunday to him. 


    NOAA Chart


    Stamford Info


    6-10pm - Dinner at the PONUS YACHT CLUB


    41 Bateman Way ~ Stamford CT 06902

    203 323 7157 



    Dinner is only $30!!  Registration is required  HERE 


    Get ready for an all new game during dinner!!!

    Mon 5/29 Leave for your homeport when convenient.


    Flotilla Captains:

    Mark Whitaker mwwhit1@netscape.net

    Sunny Cade  cadesunny@gmail.com 


    Getting to Stamford by Land

    Some options:

    1. Metro North Railroad to Stamford Station  http://www.mta.info/
    2. Amtrak Railroad  https://www.amtrak.com/home 
    3. Drive to Ponus Yacht Club
    • 28 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Ponus Yacht Club

    Come party with us at a KSA dinner and group game competition in Stamford CT.


    PONUS YACHT CLUB




    Buffet Dinner for $30/pp 


    Cash Bar


    Salad

    Pasta

    Chicken dish

    Sausage with peppers/onions

    Potatoes

    Vegetables


    Dessert



    Flotilla Captains


    Mark Whitaker mwwhit1@netscape.net 

    Sunny Cade cadesunny@gmail.com


    Train service is available on Metro North and Amtrak.  Please see the flotilla event for more information.  


    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 12 Jun 2017
    • Long Beach, NY

    Long Island Pride and Pride Boat Parade

    Long Beach, NY





    The LGBT Network has invited Knickerbocker Sailing Association to participate in - and lead - the 1st Annual Pride Boat Parade at Long Island Pride. Long Island Pride is operating under a completely new format this year, in a completely new location, with a full weekend of activities planned. The Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, June 10, from 4pm-6pm.


    Slips will be available at the Lawrence Yacht Club for KSA members' boats for Friday and Saturday nights.  $2 per foot; please contact Floyd Feather for reservations.

     

    Some events being coordinated by LI Pride:

    Fri 6/9 Kickoff Party at Junction Grill
    20 W Park Ave, Long Beach

    7:30pm - 11:00pm

    Sat 6/10

    Pride Beach Party

    The Beach at Long Beach Blvd


    12:00pm-5:00pm


    Must purchase a Long Beach Daily Beach Pass ($15)


    ***PRIDE BOAT PARADE***

    Please plan to be aboard your boats with your colors flying at approximately 2:30pm.  We will gather just each of the Atlantic Beach Bridge in Reynolds Channel at 3:15pm to depart for the Long Beach Rec Center where the spectators will be cheering us on.




    Pride Cabaret Night
    Long Beach Public Library

    7:00pm-10:00pm

    Sun 6/11 Pride Market Fair
    Long Beach Boardwalk (between National Blvd and Edwards Blvd)

    8:00am-7:00pm
    100s of vendors, exhibitors, shops, and food along the Long Beach Boardwalk


    27th Annual Long Island Pride Parade
    Long Beach City Hall (1 W Chester St)

    12:00pm-2:00pm

    Concert on the Beach
    The Beach at Long Beach Blvd

    **VIP TICKET DISCOUNT DEAL**
    $50 per person, discounted from $85 if we get 30 guests.

    1:00pm-7:00pm
    Headliner Rachel Platten ("Fight Song")
    Live music throughout the afternoon as the parade ends at the beach.


    Flotilla Captain:

    Floyd Feather

    ksafloyd@gmail.com

    516-647-5589

    • 13 Jun 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    Monthly Meeting

        
    Agenda:

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

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:
      
    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.

    http://thelandmarktavern.com

    Phone: (212) 247-2562

    Cost: $40 includes a full dinner.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • HUDSON RIVER COMMUNITY SAILING

    THE 14TH STONEWALL SAILS REGATTA!


    WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 24th, 2017

    10am-4pm


    WHERE: HUDSON RIVER COMMUNITY SAILING

    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 2015 we raised $9,225 and last year over $7,000. 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 ten 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 and water will be provided (bring your own lunch/snacks). There will be an awards ceremony and party immediately afterwards. Awards include gold, silver, bronze, and most importantly - best-in-show



    Entry fee for KSA members regatta participants: $50

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




    Additionally, All participating racers must visit and follow the directions carefully on the CrowdRise page at: https://www.crowdrise.com/StonewallRegattaKSA2017


    Click here to support and donate to Stonewall Regatta KSA 2017!






    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    Monthly Meeting

        
    Agenda:

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

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:
      
    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.

    http://thelandmarktavern.com

    Phone: (212) 247-2562

    Cost: $40 includes a full dinner.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chart Room, 1 Shipyard Lane, Cataumet, MA 02534

    Join us for Dinner at the Chart Room in Cataumet MA


    Contact Steve Kelley at 516-528-0051 or srk1252@aol.com with any questions.


    Registering here is only to be included on the reservation.

    Payment for dinner/and drinks will be directly to the restaurant.

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    Monthly Meeting

        
    Agenda:

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

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:
      
    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.

    http://thelandmarktavern.com

    Phone: (212) 247-2562

    Cost: $40 includes a full dinner.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    Monthly Meeting



    Agenda:


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

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:
      
    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.

    http://thelandmarktavern.com

    Phone: (212) 247-2562

    Cost: $40 includes a full dinner.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

    Monthly Meeting



    Agenda:


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

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:
      
    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.

    http://thelandmarktavern.com

    Phone: (212) 247-2562

    Cost: $40 includes a full dinner.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue (corner of W 46th St), New York, NY

    KSA Holiday Party at Landmark Tavern



    Bring a $10 wrapped Secret Santa gag gift.  Let's have some laughs!!


    We will have hors d'oeuvres sponsored by KSA.


    Please complete your free registration so we have a headcount.


    Happy Holidays!!!


    Location:
    Landmark Tavern


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