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The Sailing and Cruising Association is the largest club for LGBT+ sailors and their friends and family in the UK, so we confidently claim to be the home of gay sailing in the UK. In addition the S&CA has strong links with overseas LGBT+ sailing groups (see Linked Clubs), and has good relationships with other clubs in our usual sailing areas (Solent and Thames).

Membership Benefits include:

  • Membership of the UK’s largest network of LGBT+ sailorsOnline Membership Directory – searchable for people and boats in your area
  • A regular 'Commodore's update' newsletter providing important club notices and information about upcoming events 
  • NewsBuoy – the Club's official Journal, usually published each year
  • Regular email notifications for forthcoming events
  • Invitation to participate in the many S&CA organised events on and off the water
  • Access to the S&CA Website Members Area
  • Access to the S&CA Facebook Group and Crew Match Group
  • Ability to purchase S&CA merchandised goods
  • Links to nautical companies offering discounts to Club Members


Subscriptions are paid annually. Your membership will be due for renewal one year after the first day of the month following your joining date.

Individual Membership costs £15.  We also offer Joint Membership at £25 to reflect reduced admin/postage costs for those receiving correspondence at the same address. Each joint member has one vote at meetings.

Application to join the S&CA is quick and easy, click the links below which give the option to register 'pay as you go' for a single annual subscription, or with auto-renewal.

Member benefits

Sail with like minded people

Increase your skills

Extend your network of friends

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