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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


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. Please also note, we do not charge a joining fee.

Subscriptions are paid annually on an 'auto-renew' basis. Each year, prior to your membership being automatically renewed you will receive a notification in advance and, should you wish, you can cancel your membership simply by following the instructions in the renewal email.

Application to join the S&CA is quick and easy, click the links below.

Member benefits

Sail with like minded people

Increase your skills

Extend your network of friends

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