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

    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • W79th Street Boat Basin Marina
    • 1
    Register

    New York SailGP



    New York SailGP will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2019, just off the Battery and run north toward Rockefeller Park, with the Official Race Village located on the North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place. Races will run from 5-6:30p.m.



    Up to 7 spots aboard are available on the Wind Dancer (our Pearson 30), Friday evening, for both races. Registration is restricted to KSA members and non-member guests, unless otherwise directed by Captain Erik (Wind Dancer). 


    This will be a weather permitting event, SailGP boats will handle any conditions they face. Cancellation of this event may occur if rain or severe winds is anticipated. 


    General info.  https://sailgp.com


    New York Dates, Tickets, Times. https://sailgp.com/races/new-york/


    Map of the race and start times https://sailgp.com/races/new-york/race-information/



    For more information, please reach out to board@ksasailing.org or Erik Frampton at eriklavier@gmail.com.

    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • W79th Street Boat Basin Marina
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    New York SailGP



    New York SailGP will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2019, just off the Battery and run north toward Rockefeller Park, with the Official Race Village located on the North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place. Races will run from 5-6:30p.m.



    Up to 7 spots aboard are available on the Wind Dancer (Pearson 30) for both races for Saturday Evening. Registration is restricted to KSA members and non-member guests, unless otherwise directed by Captain Erik (Wind Dancer). 


    This will be a weather permitting event, SailGP boats will handle any conditions they face. Cancellation of this event may occur if rain or severe winds is anticipated. 


    General info.  https://sailgp.com


    New York Dates, Tickets, Times. https://sailgp.com/races/new-york/


    Map of the race and start times https://sailgp.com/races/new-york/race-information/



    For more information, please reach out to board@ksasailing.org or Erik Frampton at eriklavier@gmail.com.

    • 28 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • HUDSON RIVER COMMUNITY SAILING
    Register

    THE 16TH STONEWALL SAILS REGATTA!


    REGISTER NOW!


    WHEN: Friday , JUNE 28th, 2019

    3pm, briefing and boat assignment

    Please plan to be at HRCS between 2:30-3pm.


    WHERE:

    HUDSON RIVER COMMUNITY SAILING

    West 26th Street & 12th Avenue

    Pier 66 Boathouse, Inside Hudson River Park


    Fundraising:

    Skippers, please organize a Crowdrise page for your boats. All participants are expected and encouraged to help fund raise. Participants, you are more than welcome to create an individual fundraising page, or work with skippers to raise funds to support the boat you are racing on. 

    We also encourage ALL members to please help fundraise! The Stonewall Sails Regatta 2019 Crowdrise page can be found here. (To create a page, just click 'JOIN' on the Crowdrise page).


    This event is a large fundraising event to support Hudson River Community Sailing.



    WHY: The Stonewall Sails Regatta supports Hudson River Community Sailing's Youth Development Programs, which help underserved New York City kids thrive academically and learn leadership skills through sailing education. 



    ABOUT THE REGATTA:  The Stonewall Regatta is open to all. We’re aiming to have fifteen boats racing this year, five crew to a boat. Skippers must be certified with Hudson River Community Sailing. 






    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Boarding Location is based on Boat Assignment.
    Register


    RAINBOWS ON THE   HUDSON


    KSA Parade of Sails 2019

    Celebrating World Pride in NYC

    and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall


    SATURDAY June 29th 


    Important NOTE (6/9/19)

    Guest and Crew registration limit has been reached. Your registration will be waitlisted and you will be notified if we can find you a boat.


    Additional boat captains are accepted and appreciated.


    For those who registered as "crew assigned to a boat"  you must advise which boat you are assigned to as open space is not available


    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 NOON. WETHER AND SEA CONDITIONS PERMITTING WE WILL RAFT UP AND ENJOY EACH OTHER.  AT 2PM, 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 2pm 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.



    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. 


    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Chelsea Piers
    Register

    JOIN US AFTER OUR RAINBOWS ON THE HUDSON AT CHELSEA PIERS FOR AN EVENING SOCIAL CELEBRATING 2019 PRIDE


    PARTICIPATING BOATS ARE SAUCY, FIRST RATE, SALUBRIOUS AND MICHAEL LESLIE.


    IT'S BYOB......


    YOU WILL FIND US BY THE GAY FLAGS


    SEE YOU THERE!



    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • NYC
    Register

    Come join us and march with your fellow KSA members celebrating New York's Heritage of Pride march and the 50th anniversary!


    We are part of the team carrying the 750 ft. Pride Flag down 5th Ave.


    Register now, which includes the fee for an event T-Shirt. Details to follow!!


    Event organizer is James Weichert, jmswchrt@gmail.com

    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
    Register

    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.

    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
    Register

    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.

    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
    Register

    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.

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
    Register

    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.



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