Knickerbocker Sailing Association is a non-profit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender boating club, now in its 22nd 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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Upcoming events

    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mathews Park, 295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

    Jeff Nagelkerke will again be spreading the word about KSA in one of the largest gay pride events in Connecticut.  KSA will have a table and we can use some volunteers to help evangelize, schmooze and answer questions.


    We're also encouraging any captains to bring their boat over to Norwalk for the day.


    Info from event organizer at http://www.ctpridecenter.org/pride_2016.





    The event is organized by Triangle Community Center.




    • 11 Jun 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Hecksher Park, Huntington, NY


    KSA is getting out in Long Island.  We'll have a table at Long Island Pride on Saturday, June 11th.  The event takes place in Heckscher Park in Huntington from 12-5 pm.


    We can use some volunteers to help cheer lead, spread info, recruit.


    TBD on bringing boats to Huntington Harbor.

      






    More info from event organizer: http://lgbtnetwork.org/pride

    • 14 Jun 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lucky Jack's, 129 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

    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:

    We'll meet in a new location: Lucky Jack's, in their downstairs Lounge.

    Lucky Jack's is located at 129 Orchard St, between Delancey and Rivington. There's also an entrance on Allen Street. The closest subway station is Delancey-Essex Street on the F, J and M lines.

    http://luckyjacksnyc.com

    Phone: (212) 477-6555

    Cost: $25 includes snack, dinner and a sweet.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • HRCS Boathouse, Pier 66 (W 26th St & 12th Ave)
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    13th Stonewall Sails Regatta

    Stonewall Regatta 2013

    Saturday, June 25th, 2016
    Hudson River Community Sailing, Pier 66
    Sponsored by Knickerbocker Sailing Association

    We're still ironing out details, but get this on your calendar and sign up.

     

    FUNDRAISING

    You don't have to race to fund raise, but we encourage all participants to try to raise some $$ to benefit HRCS. Last year we raised $9,225!! We're aiming for the same or more this time!


    In addition to the crowdrise fund raising, we will also be doing an auction with lots of really cool prizes. We encourage all KSA members to think of a prize you would like to donate. All the money raised for the auction will benefit HRCS and is tax deductible.


    Crowdrisehttps://www.crowdrise.com/stonewallsailsregatta2016


    Online auction: XXXXXX. The online auction will stay live until the morning of the race. There will be a live auction at the after party.


    Race registration is $50, $25 of which is tax deductible; this includes admission to the after party. You can also register to attend the after party for a tax deductible contribution of $25.


    THE NON PROFIT WE ARE SUPPORTING is Hudson River Community Sailing's Youth Development

    http://hudsonsailing.org/youth-programs/


    QUESTIONS?

    mailto:stonewallregatta@ksasailing.org

     

    APPROXIMATE TIMING OF EVENTS

    11:00am

    Arrive and sign in, breakfast, snacks, schmooze

    12:15pm     

    Race Meeting

    12:45pm    

    Boat launch (getting crew out to their respective boats)

    1:30p   

    Boats make their way to the starting line

    1:45–5:00pm

    RACE (we will do as many as the weather/current allow). First gun at 1:45pm, last gun before 4:45pm.

     6:30–8:30pm Awards Party, Live Auction

    MORE DETAILS

    • Racing will occur on the Hudson River approximately between 20th & 29th streets in Manhattan (for point of reference/spectators)
    • Race timing is mostly slack tide.
    • Up to 12 J/24 sailboats will be assigned by a lottery system during the race meeting
    • The number of races will be determined by current conditions of the race (weather, tides, etc.)
    • The Post Regatta Awards Ceremony and Live Auction will be held at a Hell's Kitchen loft space, not far from HRCS, starting at 6:30pm. The party is included with the race registration fee, and $25 if you just want to attend the party.

      Open bar of Dark & Stormies and Beer, thanks to HRCS & Gosling Rum.  Pizza provided by KSA.

    • Awards: 1st/2nd/3rd/"Best of Show", ????

    • 14 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lucky Jack's, 129 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

    Monthly Meeting

    On Thursday, not Tuesday

    Agenda:

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

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:

    We'll meet in a new location: Lucky Jack's, in their downstairs Lounge.

    Lucky Jack's is located at 129 Orchard St, between Delancey and Rivington. There's also an entrance on Allen Street. The closest subway station is Delancey-Essex Street on the F, J and M lines.

    http://luckyjacksnyc.com

    Phone: (212) 477-6555

    Cost: $25 includes snack, dinner and a sweet.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 09 Aug 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lucky Jack's, 129 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

    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:

    We'll meet in a new location: Lucky Jack's, in their downstairs Lounge.

    Lucky Jack's is located at 129 Orchard St, between Delancey and Rivington. There's also an entrance on Allen Street. The closest subway station is Delancey-Essex Street on the F, J and M lines.

    http://luckyjacksnyc.com

    Phone: (212) 477-6555

    Cost: $25 includes snack, dinner and a sweet.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lucky Jack's, 129 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

    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:

    We'll meet in a new location: Lucky Jack's, in their downstairs Lounge.

    Lucky Jack's is located at 129 Orchard St, between Delancey and Rivington. There's also an entrance on Allen Street. The closest subway station is Delancey-Essex Street on the F, J and M lines.

    http://luckyjacksnyc.com

    Phone: (212) 477-6555

    Cost: $25 includes snack, dinner and a sweet.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 18 Oct 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lucky Jack's, 129 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

    Monthly Meeting

    Third, not second, Tuesday

    Agenda:

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

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:

    We'll meet in a new location: Lucky Jack's, in their downstairs Lounge.

    Lucky Jack's is located at 129 Orchard St, between Delancey and Rivington. There's also an entrance on Allen Street. The closest subway station is Delancey-Essex Street on the F, J and M lines.

    http://luckyjacksnyc.com

    Phone: (212) 477-6555

    Cost: $25 includes snack, dinner and a sweet.

    Drinks sold separately.


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