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

See other GSA videos

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

The latest edition of Seafarer is now available. An article explaining the Committee's decision regarding Electronic Distress Signals and a cautionary tale (suggesting advantages of the traditional pyrotechnic) feature

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..."


Charter Fees

No increase for 2016 season. Go to "Bookings and Availity" page to see the prices....

2016 Bookings

The bookings sheet will be available at the AGM as usual if you would like to make a booking there. If you would like to charter for next year, please just email me (info@g...

Building of Ocean Flame III

Placing Ocean Flame III prompted the unearthing of a video made at the time of her building in readiness for the 1996 season. You can view the video on https://youtu.be/OAvu...