The Salty Dawg Sailing Association welcomes new members that are ready to expand their horizons…like MacDuff!   ©

Our friends at the Salty Dawg Sailing Association have announced their 2021 Rally Schedule. Each of the rallies listed here is an opportunity for sailors to cruise in company, with the safety, camaraderie, and passage-preparation assistance that a rally can provide.

“Registration is open for the East Coast Rally (from the Caribbean to the U.S.), and you can register right through our website at,” said SDSA Rally Director Sheldon Stuchell. “Registration for the other rallies and events will be open soon. You can put your name on a list to be notified when registration is open for each event.”

East Coast Rally

Gather in the USVI April 26 – 30

* Depart for the U.S. East Coast May 1

DelMarVa Rally

Gather in Hampton, VA May 29 – 31 * Depart June 1

DownEast Rally

Gather in Hampton, VA July 6 – 7    *Depart July 8

Gather in Dutch Harbor, RI July 10 – 12 *Depart July 13

Maritime Rally

Gather in Rockland, ME July 28 – 29 * Depart July 30

Caribbean Rally

Gather in Hampton, VA October 28 – November 1

* Depart November 2

* All departure dates are dependent on weather, the captain’s readiness, and the boat’s readiness.

“Members looking for crew can access the Crew Service in the Member Directory, and those interested in crewing on a boat can do so by updating their availability in their profile,” Stuchell continued. “If you are looking for crew for the East Coast Rally, get your request in soon as there is already quite a list of available crew forming!”

The Salty Dawg Sailing Association is a non-profit organization of experienced and newer boaters who come together to broaden their horizons and achieve their blue water sailing goals. For more information, visit ■