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

    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 02 Sep 2018
    • Oyster Bay Cove

     Western Long Island Labor Day Flotilla in Oyster Bay!!!

    Labor Day in Oyster Bay!!! 

    Saturday, September 1st: We'll meet up in Oyster Bay Cove in the late afternoon for a raft-up and potluck dinner (see red circle on attached chart page). Depending on the weather, we'll stay rafted up overnight. For those captains who would rather be on moorings, Oyster Bay Marine Center has transient moorings (516-624-2400 or VHF 71). Note that OBMC launch service will NOT pick up or drop off at the raft-up. 

    Sunday, September 2nd: If the weather's nice, we'll swim, and drink, and swim some more. If not, we'll organize a trip up to Sagamore Hill to visit Teddy Roosevelt's "Summer White House" (recently renovated and reopened). There's also the museum and nature walk there. Sunday night we'll be having a group dinner at Canterbury's (46 Audrey Avenue). For those coming to Oyster Bay by train, the train station is conveniently located just a five minute walk from town. 

    For questions or more info please contact Matt Kapp at   

    Matt Kapp

    (646) 479-0904

    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 03 Sep 2018
    • Shelter Island/Greenport

    Summer's not over yet!!!!!!!

    Meet up Saturday afternoon in Coecles Harbor, Shelter Island. Mojitos on "Runaway" followed by potluck dinner Saturday evening. Sunday sail to be determined ending in Greenport with an early dinner at Front Street Station. We'll meet at the restaurant at 5:30pm, 212 Front St., Greenport, NY 11944. They're holding a beautiful garden spot for us.

    Very Important!!! PLEASE REGISTER NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30TH so we can get final numbers to the restaurant. For questions or additional information please contact James Weichert at

Knickerbocker Sailing Association New York, NY
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