Welcome to the Sailing & Cruising Association. We are a dynamic LGBT sailing and powerboat club that has been active since 1980, open to all who either own boats or just want to get afloat.
We are a virtual sailing club with around 450 members all over the UK and beyond, with over 120 members owning boats of all shapes and sizes. All our members share a common interest in yachting (sail and power), whether it is to skipper their own boat, crew for others or get together to charter, either at home or overseas.
Experience ranges from ocean going yacht skippers to the complete novice, and from sprightly youngsters to those of more mature years. We have a thriving women’s section with a growing number of female boat owners.
We encourage potential members to come along to our monthly social meetings in London and Ipswich to see how the Club is run. A series of events afloat are organised (at least one a month during the season) and we try to match crew with skippers who have spare berths.
The Club was selected as a finalist in RYA Club of the Year Awards in 2011. The RYA recognised the value of the ‘virtual’ club concept: “With no fixed club house, the organisation is still able to reach out to its members, both domestically and overseas and, with an extensive annual activities programme, the organisation brings like-minded sailors together in a professionally run, friendly and fun club.”