The Association is a worldwide club of owners of sailing and motor craft designed by the New York naval architects, Sparkman & Stephens Inc. It was formed in England at the Cowes Classics Rally of 1993 by four devoted owners of S&S designed cruiser-racers, but it quickly expanded to encompass owners of sailing craft of S&S design in many countries.

Membership in 2003 was around the 350 mark, but with over 2,000 S&S designs off the drawing board since the firm was founded in 1929, there is obviously still some way to go! Nevertheless, our current members include owners of some of the most renowned S&S one-off racing designs, as well as many who own production yachts that have made their mark in racing or in other ways.

Three world circumnavigation records are currently held by S&S 34s, the most recent being for the youngest solo, unassisted circumnavigation of the world by Jesse Martin of Melbourne, Australia, in an S&S 34.