OutSailing was created  by members of the Sailing and Cruising Association (S&CA) which is a LGBTQ sailing and powerboat club that has been active since 1980. It is a virtual sailing club with around 450 members all over the UK and beyond.

OutSailing became a community and sports group in 2013. Previously it was run as a sub section of S&CA for two years.

OutSailing is run by a team of Trustees, all of whom are members of S&CA.

The trustees form a a committee that deals the duties of running the various aspects of OutSailing. The committee meets severals times a year to discuss development and the runnings of activities.