GLORY exists to provide a voice for gays and lesbians in the sport of sailing and to encourage and assist individual sailors, clubs and teams.

Sailing is now officially one of the sports at the 2010 Gay Games in Cologne, Germany
Many thanks to Christoph Gaspers for finding the venue and host fleet. More information about the regatta here.

Current Wind/Weather in Maastricht (20km from the Maas Lakes)

GLORY approved as Federation of Gay Games Member
We're in! Many thanks to all those who made this happen. The next AGM of the FGG will be held in Cologne in September-October.

GLORY Applies for Federation of Gay Games Membership
With the success of the sailing regatta in Sydney in 2002, Chicgo in 2006 and the proposal for the inclusion of sailing in Cologne in 2010, we feel we have a proven track record with FGG that follows our remit to promote LGBT sailing. Becoming a member organisation will enable GLORY to have a greater say in the site selction process in the future.

New Regional Reps - We have noiminated GLORY representatives worldwide to help promote sailing and the aims of GLORY to the LGBT community in their local region.

Congratulations and thanks to all of our new representatives and thanks to Emy Ritt for her efforts in tracking them down:

President & FGG Representative
Paul White
Based in Australia

Vice President & UK Representative
Fiona McEwan Email:,
GUST / SCA - Gail UK Sailing Team and Sailing and Cruising Association
Based in the UK.

Emy Ritt
Voile et Croisiere en Liberte
Based in France

Recording Secretary and USA West Coast Representative
Ann P Meredith
Based in California

Representative, Germany and Eastern Europe
Christoph Gaspers
Based in Germany

Representative, France and Southern Europe
Jean-Christophe Courné
Based in France

Representative, USA East Coast
Bill Helmers
Based in New York

Representative, USA Mid-West
Claudia (Muggs) Traudt
Based in Chicago

Representative, Australia
Anni Browning
Based in Sydney

To contact your local GLORY representative, click here

Upcoming events for 2009

Stonewall Sails Regatta, New York, USA

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Chicago Gay Games Regatta

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Gay Games VII Sailing Regatta


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23 Jan 2008
 Sailing at the Cologne 2010 Gay Games

It's Official! - Sailing will be included in the 2010 Gay Games - get your registration in now to avoid dissapointment.. More

1 Jan 2009
 Sailing Photo Gallery from the 2006 Gay Games

View and buy photos of the event

20 July2007
 Sail Trim - What your Teltales should tell you

An animated guide to reading telltales on the main and jib
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20 July2007
 Chicago Gay Games Declared Financial Success

One year after Chicago hosted nearly 12,000 sport and cultural participants at the 2006 Gay Games®, Chicago Games, Inc., (CGI) the host organization for the event, announced today that it has completed the post-Games fundraising and wind down process and that the 2006 Gay Games broke even.

13 November 2005
 The Outsports Revolution:

"Truth and Myth in the World of Gay Sports." An in-depth and entertaining compendium on the issues surrounding gays and lesbians in the sporting world. Buy it on

13 November 2005
 Chicago regatta FAQ available

Update from site visit during annaul FGG meeting and more.
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 Cologne wins Gay Games VIII in 2010

No sailing included in bid but GLORY will work to provide options for inclusion of our sport.
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9 May2005
 Paris includes sailing in 2010 Gay Games bid

Paris, Johannesburg and Cologne have all submitted bids for the 2010 Gay Games but only Paris has included sailing in their submitted list of sports events.
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22nd July 2004
 GLORY Chicago partnership

At the November 2004 annual Federation of Gay Games meeting, GLORY became one of the inagrul partner organisations for Gay Games chicago.
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6th December 2004
 How to get on the waitlist
With the initial allocation of boats already done , read the instructions to make sure your team gets on the list for more boats. Click heading for more...
7th July 2004
 Chicago registration full!
After only 3 days the registration for the sailing was filled. However, there is a wait list so continue to register. Click heading for more...
2nd March 2004
 Chicago wins 2006 Gay Games bid and includes sailing
After a bidding contest with Los Angles in which both cities included sailing, Chicago will now be the official host of the 2006 Gay Games. Click heading for more...
1st June 2003
 Draft Constitution
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16th November 2002
 Sydney Games Coverage
The sailing may not have had much photo coverage but it did make the news
16th November 2002
 Sydney Photo Gallery
Browse the sailing photos from the Gay Games and submit your own.
16th November 2002
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