The Club tries to cater for all types of sailing activity from dinghy sailing to power boating. But if there’s something missing, there’s nothing to stop you getting things started! The Club is run by and for you so just get in touch with your ideas and we’ll see if we can help.
The Sailing & Cruising Association welcomes all those who identify within the LGBT+ community, together with their families and friends, who have an interest in sailing or boating; whether it be in dinghies, yachts or motorboats, racing or cruising.
S&CA is a friendly and relaxed club that is inclusive of LGBT+ sailors, together with their friends and family. Also we do not tolerate discrimination on other grounds, such as race, gender or disability.
Currently there are around 450 members, including an increasing number of women members. You don’t need to be an experienced sailor or own your own boat to join, there are plenty of opportunities to crew for one of our 120 boat owners, or to get together with other members to charter boats, both at home and abroad. The Club assists with matching crew to skippers; it organises a number of events to enable new sailors to get afloat with more experienced members, also to participate in formal training courses with other members.
The Club encourages all members to train for safe boating and is affiliated to the UK’s governing body for boating, the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).
If you’re new to boating, we’ve put together our New As Crew supplement, which offers helpful advice to inexperienced Club members who are keen to get out on the water.
Read all about our different sections in the club sections page Club Sections