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

    • 09 May 2017
    • 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 the second floor private room.

    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.

    • 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!! 


    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


    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.


    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

    Sunny Cade 

    Getting to Stamford by Land

    Some options:

    1. Metro North Railroad to Stamford Station
    2. Amtrak Railroad 
    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.


    Buffet Dinner for $30/pp 

    Cash Bar



    Chicken dish

    Sausage with peppers/onions


    Flotilla Captains

    Mark Whitaker 

    Sunny Cade

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

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