Rendezvous’s

The Salty Dawg Sailing Association hosts multiple Rendezvous’s along the East Coast of the US and in the Caribbean.  These are fun events with wonderful opportunities to rub shoulders with other sailors, share sea stories, plan future cruises and passages, and just deal with boat issues.  Each event has an informative and entertaining agenda, some with a noted speaker or panel of speakers, some with entertainment, but all are memorable.

Our Rendezvous’s are open to all coming by land or by water, with special discounts off any fees to Association Members.  Our annual schedule of Rendezvous’s includes the following:

  • January 24th – Francis Bay, St. John, USVI.

    Annual dinghy raft up and drift, bring an hors de oeuvres to share and your own drink, meet new sailing friends, and enjoy a lot of laughs.  Contact hank@saltydawgsailing.org to confirm date and any further details.  Just show up – no reservation required.

  • February 12th – 19th  – Annual Dominica Rendezvous.

    This coincides with the Annual Portsmouth Area Yacht Services (PAYS) group’s annual Yachtie Appreciation Week.  Salty Dawg presence expands cruisers’ awareness of the beauty of Dominica, and the many opportunities for exploration and socializing with other cruisers and island people.  This goes a long way to helping Dominica recover from the damage wrought by floods in 2015 from Tropical Storm Erika.  Salty Dawgs from up and down the island chain make tracks for Dominica for a full week of social activities each evening.  Also, If you have not visited Dominica it is a geographically dramatic and lush island, with deep ravines, excellent hiking tours, river excursion with the boat boys, hike to visit the Carib Indian reservation, or just a taxi tour.  Contact rick@amarasailing.net .

  • February 2nd –  Annual Rendezvous at Foxy’s, Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, BVI.

    Always fun, always tasty food, always good company, and always with Foxy’s unique brand of humor.  Contact linda@saltydawgsailing.org to sign-up.

  • July 4th – Bristol, RI 4th of July Rendezvous.

    This coincides with Bristol’s Annual 4th of July celebration and parade, the oldest 4th of July celebration and parade in the US – 231 years strong as of 2016.  Free concerts precede the activities on the 4th, so come early.  Contact linda@saltydawgsailing.org to reserve space at the Salty Dawg Rendezvous on the 4th.

  • July 9th – Southern Chesapeake Sailors’ Rendezvous.

    Catch up with other sailors for this popular event.  Open Boats give sailors access to blue water sailing boats and experienced captains.  And a top-notch panel of experienced sailors bring their adventures to life.  Come learn, laugh, and share.  All for a very nominal fee.  Contact mailto:hank@saltydawgsailing.org to reserve space.

  • October 6th – Annual Annapolis Rendezvous

    The event occurs at Mears Marina, beginning at 6:00 PM.  This is open to all sailors, with no reservation required.  It includes a great pulled pork barbeque dinner, and great socializing around the time of the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis.  Fees are minimal due to the contribution of sponsors Jack Martin Insurance and Falvey Insurance.  Many Salty Dawgs make this event each year to catch up with sailing friends.  Be sure to come.  Further details.  Contact linda@saltydawgsailing.org to sign-up.

  • Sometime between November 7th – 11th–  Bequia Rendezvous at Frangipani’s

    The date will be set to try to coordinate with the Fall Rally to the Caribbean’s expected arrival in North Sound.  This will include the famous, free Rum Runner Painkiller Party followed by dinner at the Frangipani Restaurant.  Contact Phillip Worrall at- pworrall at GWWOINC.com.

  • December 10th – Bamboushay Party.

    Held at the Bamboushay Lounge in Road Town. Preference is given to seating for Salty Dawgs from the Fall Rally, with space for other Salty Dawgs on a first call-first serve basis. The Rendezvous always has a wonderful variety of West Indian dishes on a plentiful buffet, and a great gathering of Salty Dawgs to discuss their cruising plans for the rest of the winter. A surprise band provided by Bamboushay usually makes an appearance, as does Foxy and BVI Government dignitaries to provide an official welcome of the Salty Dawgs to the BVI. All is provided for a very reasonable fee. Contact linda@saltydawgsailing.org to reserve space.

  • Plus Numerous Informal Gatherings of Salty Dawgs

    Besides these scheduled larger Rendezvous’s, dozens of informal gatherings of Salty Dawgs are occurring all along the East Coast and the Caribbean.  When they find themselves in the same anchorage, Groups of 6, 10 or 25 get together for hikes, tours, happy hours or dinners.

    The camaraderie of Salty Dawgs is strong and widespread.  Membership in the Association opens many doors to socializing and friendships that last a lifetime.

    Bamboushay Rendezvous