Knickerbocker Sailing Association is a non-profit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender sailing club, now in its 21st 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 experience to join, because we are a welcoming group that will teach each other the basics of sailing 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 follow the About link, or email us.


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Upcoming events

    • 02 May 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Boxers HK, 742 Ninth Ave (50th St), New York
    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Boxers HK has set aside a space for us, but all are welcome! This is a perfect chance to find out about KSA, meet the members, stop by and say hi.
    Contests and door prizes.
    OPTIONAL SPECIAL: $50 OPEN BAR (excluding top shelf), or pay as you go
    • 12 May 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

    Join us for May's KSA monthly meeting. On the schedule we have a team contest to design catchy KSA hand-outs for use during the Heritage of Pride march.


    Agenda:

    6:30pm Meet and Greet with cash bar and People Lounge's amazing appetizers!
    7:30pm Business meeting

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:
    People Lounge is at 163 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
    www.peoplelounge.com
    (212) 254-2668

    Allen St. is the continuation of 1st Avenue south of Houston - People is a block and a half below Houston. Get off at the 2nd Ave stop of the F train - exit on the 1st Avenue end of the station - it's the back of the train if you're heading uptown and the front of the train if you're going downtown. Go up and through the turn stiles and then go out the right stair well and walk south a block and a half. Also nearby are the Grand St station (B/D) and the Bowery station (J/M).

    Cost: $25 includes Hors d'oeuvers, Buffet Dinner, Dessert.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 23 May 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • 25 May 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Port Washington

     

    KSA

    flotilla


    Welcome to our First Flotilla of 2015 


    Please Join us!


    We will host our first event in Port Washington rafting up in Manhasset Bay on Saturday and Sunday May 23th and 24th. Boats will raft up in the bay.


    We will begin our kickoff to our summer boating season with our traditional Commodore cocktail party at the raft up followed by a potluck dinner.


    Additional events will be announced.


    Train service is available on the Port Washington Branch of the LIRR providing service from Penn Station every 30 minutes.


    For more information contact Brad Jones the flotilla

    Coordinator at bradj153@yahoo.com.


    Contacts



    Registration for flotilla - If you are crew assigned a boat please indicate the boat you are crewing on.
     
    We will be updating this information regularly and will forward update emails to event registrants, so please register as early as possible.

    There are three registration types.

    (A) Captains bringing their boats
    (B) Crew already assigned, made arrangements with a captain to be on board
    (C) Crew who would like to participate, but not assigned to a boat.  [By selecting this option, there is no guarantee we will be able to place you on a boat, however we we make every effort to do such.]




    • 24 May 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Manhasset Bay Marina - Port Washington New York 11050

    Come join us outside on the patio at the Manhassett Bay Marina for our first flotilla of 2015.


    We will have passed appetizers and cash bar followed by a full buffet dinner. Coffee and dessert included.  Price is $45 per person. 


    Dinner will be followed by our infamous Memorial Day Karaoke Contest.


    Let us know your crew's musical choice.


    Manhassett Bay Marina is easy to get to using the Long Island Railroad which has service every 30 minutes from Penn Station.


    For more information contact Brad Jones.

    • 09 Jun 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

    Monthly Meeting


    Agenda:

    6:30pm Meet and Greet with cash bar and People Lounge's amazing appetizers!
    7:30pm Business meeting

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:

    People Lounge is at 163 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
    www.peoplelounge.com
    (212) 254-2668

    Allen St. is the continuation of 1st Avenue south of Houston - People is a block and a half below Houston. Get off at the 2nd Ave stop of the F train - exit on the 1st Avenue end of the station - it's the back of the train if you're heading uptown and the front of the train if you're going downtown. Go up and through the turn stiles and then go out the right stair well and walk south a block and a half. Also nearby are the Grand St station (B/D) and the Bowery station (J/M).

    Cost: $25 includes hors d'oeuvers, Buffet Dinner, dessert.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 27 Jun 2015
    • 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • HRCS Boathouse, Pier 66 (W 26th St & 12th Ave)
    12th Stonewall Sails Regatta

    Stonewall Regatta 2013

    Saturday, June 27th, 2014

    Hudson River Community Sailing, Pier 66

    Sponsored by Knickerbocker Sailing Association


     

    Contact Information

     

    THE FUNDRAISING WEBSITE

    XXX [details soon]

    (click on the link and "JOIN THE TEAM" - then share our cause with all your friends, family & coworkers through email and social media!)


    THE NON PROFIT WE ARE SUPPORTING

    http://www.hudsonsailing.org


    QUESTIONS

    mailto:stonewallregatta@ksasailing.org

     



    Approximate Timing of Events

    12:30p

    Coffee/OJ/Pastries

    1p     

    Skippers' Meeting

    1:45p    

    Boat launch (getting crew out to their respective boats)

    2p   

    Boats make their way to the starting line

    2:15p-5p

    RACE (we will do as many as the weather/current allow)

     6p-8p Awards Ceremony (Isaac Halpern's apartment)
                       

    • Racing will occur on the Hudson River approximately between 20th-29th streets in Manhattan (for point of reference/spectators)
    • Up to 8 J/24 sailboats will be assigned by a lottery system during the skippers meeting
    • The number of races will be determined by current conditions of the race (weather, tides, etc.)
    • An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the final race
    • Awards: 1st/2nd/3rd/"Best of Show", Largest Fundraiser, Fundraiser with the MOST Donors

    • 28 Jun 2015
    • 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Boarding at Newport Marina in Jersey City
    • 48

    KSA Parade of Sails 2015

    Boarding at Newport Marina

    Jersey City, NJ

    Sunday June 28

    Boarding begins at 3pm

    Departure 4pm (Sharp)

    Return to the Docks 7(ish)pm

     


    Contacts  Steve Kelley  SRK1252@aol.com   516 528 0051

     




    We will be updating this information regularly and will forward update emails to event registrants, so please register as early as possible.

    (A) Captains bringing their boats
    Captains

    Agenda  

    Other Items of Interest

    Public Transportation


    • 29 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05 Jul 2015
    • From New York Harbor - Around Long Island

    We will Sail from New York HARBOR around Long Island 


    Monday June 29th - Fire Island Inlet

    Tuesday June 30th - Shinnecock 

    Wednesday July 1st -  Lake Montauk

    Thursday July 2nd -  Mattituck, NY

    Friday July 3rd -  Port Jefferson, NY

    Saturday July 4th - Ashraoken, NY 
                                 Northport Bay
                                 Fireworks


    • 14 Jul 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

    Monthly Meeting


    Agenda:

    6:30pm Meet and Greet with cash bar and People Lounge's amazing appetizers!
    7:30pm Business meeting

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:

    People Lounge is at 163 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
    www.peoplelounge.com
    (212) 254-2668

    Allen St. is the continuation of 1st Avenue south of Houston - People is a block and a half below Houston. Get off at the 2nd Ave stop of the F train - exit on the 1st Avenue end of the station - it's the back of the train if you're heading uptown and the front of the train if you're going downtown. Go up and through the turn stiles and then go out the right stair well and walk south a block and a half. Also nearby are the Grand St station (B/D) and the Bowery station (J/M).

    Cost: $25 includes hors d'oeuvers, Buffet Dinner, dessert.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 01 Aug 2015
    • 09 Aug 2015
    • Eastern Long Island Sounds TBD

    KSA/YCC Flotilla in eastern Long Island Sound.


    Details TBD, but save the dates!

    • 11 Aug 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

    Monthly Meeting


    Agenda:

    6:30pm Meet and Greet with cash bar and People Lounge's amazing appetizers!
    7:30pm Business meeting

    8:30pm Group Dinner with cash bar


    Location:

    People Lounge is at 163 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
    www.peoplelounge.com
    (212) 254-2668

    Allen St. is the continuation of 1st Avenue south of Houston - People is a block and a half below Houston. Get off at the 2nd Ave stop of the F train - exit on the 1st Avenue end of the station - it's the back of the train if you're heading uptown and the front of the train if you're going downtown. Go up and through the turn stiles and then go out the right stair well and walk south a block and a half. Also nearby are the Grand St station (B/D) and the Bowery station (J/M).

    Cost: $25 includes hors d'oeuvers, Buffet Dinner, dessert.

    Drinks sold separately.

    • 05 Sep 2015
    • 07 Sep 2015
    • New Jersey TBD

    Flotilla in New Jersey, probably Keyport.


    Details TBD, but save the dates!

    • 10 Oct 2015
    • 12 Oct 2015
    • Oyster Bay, NY

    Flotilla in Oyster Bay


    Details TBD, but save the dates!

    • 13 Dec 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    KSA Holiday Party


    Details TBD, but save the date!


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