About the Association

Welcome to the website of the GSA. We're a well-established and successful UK sailing association whose aim is to make the pleasures of sailing in the UK easily available to all. We provide a cost-effective way of getting onto the water in safe, well-equipped boats. It doesn't matter if you're already a seasoned sailor just itching to get back on board and out on the ocean wave, or if you're tentatively thinking of dipping your toe into the water for the first time - the GSA can provide the opportunity you're looking for...

The GSA sailing experience video

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Joining GSA

We're keen to make sure that everyone who joins gets involved as quickly as possible – this might be by meeting other members locally or on board. Follow the Click to Join link below for details of Welcome Events – including special offers.

Download Magazine

News of our new boat, the 2012 Round-the-Island Race and training opportunities

Sailors' Tales

"And a fine mess you got me into, Brian!!!!  Yes, it is with sincere thanks to our Fleet Manager for assessing my suitability and nominating me to join the GSA; and THEN to add insult to injury Sa..."


Lessons can be learned from incidents

From RYA Cruising News CHIRP believes that there are collective benefits from reporting incidents. The Confidential Hazardous Information Reporting Programme (CHIRP) is ke...

Flare amnesty: Dispose of your out-of-date flares

RYA are promoting a south-coast flare amnesty. Copy below link and paste in your browser for more information: http://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/FlareamnestyDispos...

Viv Head in Antartic

One of our more peripatetic members, Viv Head, has just returned from New Zealand via Antarctic, South America, Falklands, etc. He's posted some pictures on the following lin...