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  • 14 Aug 2018 09:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sailors from the LGBT+ community represented the UK at the Gay Games 2018 winning a Silver Medal.

    15 sailors from the LGBT+ community raced keelboats at Le Havre as part of the Gay Games 2018, being held in France.

    The UK delegation comprised of 3 teams of men and women racing J80s under the banner of Gay UK Sailing Team (GUST), with the majority of them belonging to the RYA affiliated LGBT+ club ‘The Sailing & Cruising Association’.

    They were joined by over 10 000 participants from 91 different nations, 20 of those are nations where homosexuality is still illegal.

    David Peachey, Rear Commodore Racing of the S&CA, said: “This is my first time competing at the Gay Games and it is a wonderful experience to represent the UK at this international event.  With few LGBT+ sports people that are out, it’s important to show young LGBT+ people that sport and sailing are accessible to them”.

    The Gay Games have been held every 4 years since 1982 and aim to bring together people from all walks of life, without discrimination, around the values of diversity, respect, equality, solidarity and sharing.  The venue for the 11th Gay Games in 2022 will be Hong Kong.

    Reg Kheraj, in the winning crew, said: “It was a great event and winning Silver was unbelievable!  I would encourage anyone who wants to get involved in this inclusive and competitive sailing event to get in contact with us”.


  • 10 Aug 2018 18:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GUST Team 1, one of three GUST teams competing in GayGames Paris2018 has taken silver finishing in second place behind Team Newport from Rhode Island USA and in front of Wet Knickers from New York City based Knickerbocker Sailing Association. Congratulations to the teams and thanks to all of the organisers at Le Havre France.

  • 2 Aug 2018 19:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gay UK Sailing Team - GUST - competing in Gay Games Paris 2018 at Le Havre 7th and 8th August under the S&CA.
    Photo shoot at Out For Sport with the LGBT+ teams completed, now for the Opening Ceremony in Paris.

  • 5 May 2018 08:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    #SnapAhoy is our new photo competition launching today, with rewards and prizes to be won for the best images shared on social media and tagged with #SnapAhoy!

    Each month, the most liked/shared photo of that month will be used as the club’s profile picture for the following month.  It will also go into a final competition at the Laying Up Supper on 1 Dec for a grand prize!

    Monthly Themes

    Suggested themes are:

    May – ‘Smile
    June – ‘On The Water’
    July – ‘Hello Sailor’
    August – ‘Friends’
    September – ‘Nature’
    October – ‘Special Moments'

    What Do I Do?

    Whenever you are on the water or at a club event, share your pictures on social media tagged with #SnapAhoy, the club’s profile and a short description of what is happening!

    On Twitter: please tag your tweet with #SnapAhoy and mention @gaysailinguk

    On Facebook: please post to the S&CA public Facebook page and/or the S&CA Facebook group and tag your post with #SnapAhoy

    All photos entered may be used for marketing and social media purposes for The Sailing and Cruising Association, therefore please ensure you have the permission of those in the images.
  • 22 Apr 2018 08:27 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a fabulous evening at the ‘Yachts in Harbour’ event.  The lightship was a quirky venue with great views across Portsmouth Harbour and of the immense lightning storm! It was wonderful to be joined by Jo and Annelies who joined us from Australia and won the prize for who had travelled the furthest! Thanks to all who came along and made it a memorable evening.

       

     

  • 13 Apr 2018 15:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    S&CA teams competing in Gay Games 2018 are having a two day training session using two J80's hosted by Royal Southern Yacht Club this weekend. Anyone interested in joining, supporting or sponsoring the teams please contact S&CA Racing via the Contact page.

  • 9 Apr 2018 13:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Yesterday at the Cruising Club HQ London the 2018 AGM was held along with the Fitting Out Lunch, so we welcome the new committee and herald the start of a new sailing season. Keep an eye on events listings and do get involved.

  • 29 Mar 2018 19:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Friday 30th March members are invited to log in to the new Member and Event Management website for the first time. An historic event for S&CA to embrace online renewals, bookings and payments. Lets hope it all goes smoothly, and please report your views and opinions back to the committee.

  • 20 Feb 2018 22:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The new look interactive S&CA Site is taking shape... slowly.

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