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

    • 07 May 2016
    • 08 May 2016
    • New York Harbor

    REGISTRATION CLOSED


    America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing on May 7-8, 2016.

    The New York event is one of six events planned during 2016, each featuring thrilling, high-speed competition, as six America’s Cup teams, with the top sailors in the world, vie for points that count towards the final competition for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017.

     KSA will try to have a few spectator boats to watch this event.


    Captains - please register on this site as well as with the event at: https://www.americascup.com/en/spectator-boats.html


    USCG Info:

    CGAN - Americas Cup 2016 (1).pdf


    Spectators - please register and we will do our best to place you on a boat for one of the days.  First registered, first placed.


    Some press on the event:

    • 12 May 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.

    • 15 May 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Manhassett Bay Marina, 10 Matinecock Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050
    • 11

    Club Orientation To Sailing With KSA

    Once registered, you are committed to a sail. We ask that you please give the captains 48 hours cancellation notice so that someone else may take your spot.


    This Welcome Aboard Sail is designed for new members who haven't yet sailed will KSA. The sail will take place aboard the Michael Leslie and Salubrius which are 40' and 33' Calibers. Both are located at Manhasset Bay Marina. Your Captains are Floyd Feather, Bill Hellmers and Steve Kelley.

    Registration is limited to 14 total.  The captains will assign crew to the specific boats.  


    The date is Sunday May 15th at 11:00am.  There is a 9:48 am from Penn Station that arrives at Port Washington station at 10:35am   We can provide a pickup there.


    We will sail from Manhassett Bay Marina which is located at 10 Matinecock Ave Port Washington, NY  11050

    Please dress appropriately as this time of year can be pretty chilly.....and unless the weather
    provides an unsafe condition we normally do not cancel so BE PREPARED!

    Bring your own lunch and a beverage.

    We will begin by some basic orientation on the dock and we will then sail.

    Please do not plan anything early in the evening as we most likely will not get back to the
    dock before 5pm. 

    This sail will provide you with basic rules of safety on the water, general boating characteristics
    as well as a basic understanding of sailing principles. 

    Most importantly we will have a good time.....
    BYOB.....bathing suit.......sunscreen......appropriate footwear......(no dark sole shoes....or heels)
    We look forward to it!

    Floyd 516-647-5589

    Steve 516-528-0051    Bill 516-818-7755

    NOTE>>>>>Space is reserved for you....we expect you to show up......others may be turned away because you are attending....Please respect that....... 




    • 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

    Details TBD, but save the date....


    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.

    • 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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