Sailing Associations

"A gone shipmate, like any other man, is gone forever; and I never met one of them again. But at times the spring-flood of memory sets with force up the dark River of the Nine Bends. Then on the waters of the forlorn stream drifts a ship - manned by a crew of Shades. They pass and make a sign, in a shadowy hail. Haven't we, together and upon the immortal sea, wrung out a meaning from our sinful lives? Goodbye, brothers! You were a good crowd. As good a crowd as ever fisted with wild cries the beating canvas of a heavy foresail; or tossing aloft, invisible in the night, gave back yell for yell to a westerly gail."

- Joseph Conrad

Sailing Associations

Amateur Yacht Research Society (AYRS)
AYRS is dedicated to finding out how to make yachting better (faster, more fun, whatever you want it to be).

Associazione Vela al Terzo di Venezia
Lug Sail Association - Venice. The Association includes today over eighty boat owners, all lovers of the wild, mostly unexplored Venice lagoon and of its sailing traditions, which go back in time more than a thousand years.

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary
Unit 71, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. I haven't found a page for the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary itself, yet.

Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons

Canadian Yachting Association
The Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) is the national authority for sailing in Canada

Columbia Yacht Owners Association

The Crusing Association
The Cruising Association (a worldwide cruising club) represents cruising yachtsmen's interests; provides up-to-date information, vast library, nautical book reviews, free crewing service, club; organises lectures, rallies, RYA courses, socials.

Dana Point Singles At Sea
Dana Point, California.

Detroit Regional Yacht Racing Association

Fahrtensegelkreis Biggesee (FSKB)
The FSKB consists of 5 Clubs at the Lake Biggesee in Germany.

The Finnish Sailing Federation

Fédération Française de Voile
The French Federation of Sailing

Freundeskreis Klassische Yachten
German Association for Classic Yachts.

Hong Kong Yachting Association

Icelandic Sailing Association

International Association of Cape Horners
The International Association of Cape Horners is for sailors who have rounded Cape Horn.

ISAF - International Sailing Federation
An Olympic sports federation.

Long Beach Singles Sailing Association
Long Beach, California.

Long Island Single Sailor's Association
Bay Shore, NY.

Marina Single Sailing Club
Meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month in Marina del Rey, California for sailing in Santa Monica Bay.

Master Mariners Benevolent Association
A non-profit California Corporation with stated purpose "to foster participation in yachting and the preservation of well designed, properly constructed and well maintained classic and traditional wooden sailing craft...". San Francisco, California.

The Moorings Owners Group
Mailing group for Moorings Owners.

Moraine Single Sailors
Moraine Single Sailors is a group of single adults who enjoy sailing. MSS meets at Watts Bay, North Shore, Moraine State Park, north of Pittsburgh, PA.

North Coast Sailing Singles
Cleveland, Ohio.

The Oar Club
Dedicated to those that sail engineless boats.

Pacific Cruising Association
An international, not for profit, organization that was founded in July 1972, with the purpose to share cruising experiences and information through get-togethers and a Newsletter.

Pelagic Sailing Club
Boston area based nonprofit organization which matches skippers and crews for sailing in New England.

Point Fermin Singles Yacht Club
San Pedro, California.

Polaris Sailing Society
An organization for single adults providing it's members with sailing experiences. San Diego, California.

The Royal Yachting Association.

The Sailing Club
An organization of sailors and friends dedicated to organizing and running bareboat sailing trips mostly on Long Island Sound and the Chesapeake, but have run trips much further afield.

Sailing Singles
Dedicated to bring single people together for the enjoyment of sailing, cruising, social and educational experiences. Their members are from all over southeastern Michigan and they sail on the many inland lakes as well as the Great Lakes and Lake St. Clair.

A non-commercial group dedicated to helping single sailors, who primarily sail the New Jersey shore area, meet one another.

Seattle Singles Yacht Club
Seattle, Washington.

Seilskyøteklubben Colin Archer
The Sail-Cutter Club Colin Archer" is a Norwegian club founded by traditional boat owners in 1972 promoting the interest of traditionally built vessels, restoration or construction of new boats built in traditional materials and using original designs.

Seven Seas Cruising Association
The Seven Seas Cruising Association is an international organization, formed in 1952, with the purpose of sharing cruising experiences and information through the medium of a monthly Bulletin (50 pages). Membership is over 5,000 boats, or about 10,000 people, from all over the world, who are interested in living aboard and the cruising lifestyle.

Singlehanded Sailing Society of San Francisco Bay
They sponsor singlehanded/doublehanded races on S. F. Bay and the Pacific Ocean. On even numbered years they sponsor the Singlehanded TransPac Race from San Francisco to Kaua'i, Hawaii.

Single Mariners of Marina del Rey
Marina Del Rey, California.

Single Sailors Association
Meetings are held at Ballena Bay Yacht Club in Alameda, California.

Texas Association of Single Sailors
Houston, Texas area.

Svenska Seglarförbundet
Swedish Yachting Association (English link)

Sveriges Segelfartygsförening
The Swedish Sailing-Ship Association. The purpose of the organization is to encourage preservation of sailing ships and sailing ships with auxilary engine that were originally built for commercial sailing trade.

Traditional Small Craft Association
Works to preserve and continue the living traditions, skills, lore, and legends surrounding working and pleasure watercraft whose origins predate the marine gasoline engine.

Turks and Caicos Maritime Heritage Federation
an organisation in the Caribbean that is pushing to preserve maritime skills and traditions.

United States Power Squadrons
The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental, and non-military organization of adult (and their families) United States citizens - men and women who are socially compatible and have a common love and appreciation of boating.

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Civilian volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard which supports the Coast Guard and works to improve boating safety. See also the listing of Local Flotillas.

United States Naval Sailing Association
An independent non-profit organization comprised of active duty and retired military personnel, recognized in an advisory and assistance capacity by the Chief of Naval Personnel, and committed to providing active duty members an opportunity for sail training and recreation in sail craft.

The National Governing Body for the Sport of Sailing in the United States.

Women's Yachting Trust
A New Zealand trust that has been formed to promote womens yachting.

I'm always open to adding resources to my list, so if you know of other items, give me a holler:

Form last updated: Sat Dec 8, 2007

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