Knickerbocker Sailing Association is a non-profit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender boating club, now in its 26th 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

    • 14 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
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    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.

    • 25 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 27 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Port Washington
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    KSA

    flotilla


    Welcome to our First Flotilla of 2019


    Please Join us!


    We will host our first event in Port Washington on Saturday May 25th, beginning with a raft-up. 





    NOTICE-General Train Station Service Info: Train service is available on the Port Washington Branch of the LIRR providing service from Penn Station every 30 minutes. Train service to Rye, NY is available hourly on Metro North New Haven line.


    For more information contact James Weichert the flotilla

    Coordinator at jmswchrt@gmail.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.]




    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Boarding Location is based on Boat Assignment.
    • 28
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    RAINBOWS ON THE   HUDSON


    KSA Parade of Sails 2019

    Celebrating World Pride in NYC

    and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall


    SATURDAY June 29th 




    WE HAVE CHANGED THE DATE TO SATURDAY TO AVOID CONFLICT WITH THE HERITAGE OF PRIDE MARCH.  ALSO THE CLOSING CEREMONIES WILL BE HELD IN TIME SQUARE ON SUNDAY EVENING THIS YEAR.


    WE ARE PLANNING ON PICKING UP GUESTS AT CHELSEA PIERS.  WE NEED ADDITIONAL CAPTAINS THAT ARE WILLING TO STAY AT CHELSEA.  IF INTERESTED USE THE RESERVATION FORM ATTACHED HERE:

    2019 MMAX Transient Dockage Agreement.pdf


    CURRENT RATES ARE $6 PEER FOOT PER NIGHT PLUS ELECTRIC


    WE PLAN TO RAFT UP BETWEEN THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AND ELLIS ISLAND STARING AT 2PM. WETHER AND SEA CONDITIONS PERMITTING WE WILL RAFT UP AND ENJOY EACH OTHER.  AT 4ISH WE WILL DEPART THAT LOCATION AND HEAD TO BATTERY PARK AND THEN LINE UP  SINGLE FILE TO PARADE UP THE EAST SIDE OF THE HUDSON TO 59TH STREET AND RETURN.



    IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE BEYOND KSA THAT IS WILLING TO SUPPORT US PLEASE LET US KNOW. CONTACT BRIAN SAMUELSON @ RAINBOWLANDINGS@CS.COM OR

    STEVE KELLEY @SRK1252@AOL.COM


    Participation in this event is to support the Ali Forney Center.Their mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.  

    Make your donation here:

    Ali Forney Center 


    Captains please register for your participation in the event and how many additional guests you are willing to accept. Also indicate where you will be departing from so we can advise guests where to board the vessel.


    NEED COLOR FOR YOUR VESSEL TRY THIS SITE

    https://www.rainbowdepot.com/gay-pride-flags




    Tide Information:  As we depart the Statue at approximately 4pm we will be getting a push of up to 1.9kts so it will be a quick trip to up the river to 59th and the pier. Our return we will have about 1 kt on the nose.


    For those departing from the long island sound on Friday is to enter hellgate at 9am and on Saturday it's 10 am.  


    For a return to the LI sound on Sunday the ideal time to enter the east river would be at 4pm.


    Tides at the Battery - Eldridge


                                   High Tide                   Low Tide

    Friday June 28th          509am                      1130am       

                                      535pm                         --


    Saturday June 29th       606am                     1223am

                                      626pm                      1216pm


    Sunday June 30th         658am                      112am

                                      707pm                      104pm


    We would like to know how many boats have and will be flying the large Rainbow Flags donated to us by Gilbert Baker.  We will stage the parade based on those flags. American flags are encouraged as well.  


    IF YOU ARE A CAPTAIN BUT UNABLE TO ATTEND AND ARE IN POSSESSION OF A LARGE RAINBOW FLAG for KSA PLEASE CONTACT US TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR US TO USE THE FLAG FOR THE PARADE OF SAILS. 




Knickerbocker Sailing Association

New York, NY

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