SDSA Crew List Service

Wind Dancer at dockWANT TO CREW – OR – NEED CREW?

Welcome to the SDSA Crew List Service!

The Salty Dawg Sailing Association is proud of its Crew List Service ….  it is for both captains looking for crew and crew searching for a boat. We do our best to offer guidance to both captains and crew to try to help both parties meet their needs. The SDSA unites experienced ocean sailors who volunteer their time to participate in our events with cruisers looking to broaden their sailing horizons…safely. The Crew List Service is an important way in which we make that connection happen.

Generally, captains cover on-board expenses for crew during a rally and expect crew to cover their own transportation fees to and from the event. However, Captain and crew may agree to other financial arrangements as a part of their discussions.

The Crew List Service is available to anyone interested in crewing and to captains that have registered and been accepted an SDSA Rally. Any questions? Please contact our Crew Coordinator.

For Crew:

We welcome sailors of all experience levels to crew on boats in our Salty Dawg rallies. Here’s what you need to do:

  • If you are a Member of the SDSA, there is no charge for our Crew List Service. Annual membership ($75) brings with it a host of additional benefits including discounted access to SDSA events. So, Click here to Join the Salty Dawg Sailing Association.
  • If you are not a Member of the SDSA, submit your payment through PayPal or your credit card.
Non-Member Payment Link:

  • Click here to apply and submit a crew profile. Add notes, attach your sailing resume, or include your picture to increase your visibility.
  • You will be automatically added to our Crew List data base. Prior to each Rally, we will contact you to see if you will be available to participate in the upcoming event. If you are ready and willing to crew for the event, your profile will be circulated to Captains looking for crew.
  • If you accept a crew position, you will be required to submit the Crew Emergency/Waiver form and to contact our Crew Coordinator  so that he can remove your name from the Available List.

Your captain will advise you of the additional information about the passage, your responsibilities, his expectations, and the costs. You will have the opportunity to ask the captain about his experience and leadership style as well.

Your profile will remain in the SDSA database until you tell us to delete it. Please keep us up to date with new information by emailing our Crew Coordinator.

For Captains:

The Crew List Service is a benefit you, as Captain, receive at no additional cost when you complete your registration for a SDSA Rally.

  • Contact our Crew Coordinator  and let him know you are looking for crew.
  • Our Crew Coordinator will send you a link to profiles of available crew candidates in our data base.  Interview as many candidates as you wish.
  • When you have selected your crew, please:
    • Complete your Float Plan and alert your crew that they need to complete the Crew Emergency/Waiver Form.
    • Contact our Crew Coordinator  so he can update the Available Crew List.

The Crew List is updated frequently wth additions and deletions so please retain and revisit the link occasionally for updates.