Welcome to the Gulf Area Yachting Society

We are a diverse group of LGBT+ boaters and their friends and families, who love the sport of yachting. Whether it’s getting the powerboat up on plane, heeling over in the sailboat, or oaring peacefully across the channel – we are open to all types of boats. We thrive to encourage diversity while boating along the Southern United States.

We welcome members with any level experience, there is always someone looking for crew, someone to share experiences with, or simply someone to learn from. We intend to navigate the beautiful and unique Gulf area together – sharing what we learn to be carried through generations of boaters.

Our mission transcends gender, sexuality, age, race, and religion. We have a strong commitment to being all-inclusive and welcoming – with the only requirement being a love of the water.

Current Flag Officers

Michael Harrison

Christopher Bown
Rear Commodore

Kenny Barclay
Port Captain

Bridget Upton
Vice Commodore

Jerry Simoneaux
Fleet Captain

Constantine Volo


Chris Hebert