IT’S FUN TO BE A SALTY DAWG!

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There are lots of reasons to become a Salty Dawg Sailing Association Member! 

The Association strives to transfer knowledge and skills from veteran “Salty Dawgs” to less experienced cruisers, enabling independent decision-making and offshore confidence.

If you are planning your first ocean passage and can’t wait to explore new worlds, membership in the Salty Dawg Sailing Association is perfect for you.

If you are an experienced long distance sailor and relish the thought of joining like-minded, passionate cruisers for offshore adventures, the SDSA will offer you unmatched benefits.

Join us to take advantage of benefits for both experienced and developing sailors. Come rub shoulders with other Salty Dawgs. Join now for $75 per year….for your whole family! Your membership year begins when you pay your annual fee. Click the “Join” icon to be a part of the fun! Salty Dawg Burgees are available from the Ship Store at an additional cost.

 REASONS TO BECOME A DAWG

LIFETIME FRIENDSHIPS

EXTENSIVE NETWORK OF SAILORS HELPING SAILORS

ACCESS TO EXPERT EDUCATION AND OFFSHORE RESOURCES

SDSA Members maintain access to contact our volunteer staff of expert sailors who maintain extensive offshore experience. Members also maintain access to our library of educational resources.

PORT REFERENCE ASSISTANCE

Our Port Captain Program provides Members with a local resource for obtaining information about unfamiliar harbors. Contact our Port Captain for information such such as Navigation, Marinas, Moorings, Anchoring, Marine Products/Services/Vendors, Provisioning, Restaurants and More. Our Port Captain is your "Go-To" person for knowledge about your destination. Log in to access the Port Captain program details.

DISCOUNTS ON RALLIES, RENDEZVOUS AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Members are invited to attend SDSA Rallies, Rendezvous and Educational Events at discounted prices. Join one rally each year and pay yourself back for your annual SDSA membership Fee.

SPONSOR DISCOUNTS TO SDSA MEMBERS

Check out the discounts and promotions available to SDSA Members. Premium products from top-rated vendors at special prices for Member Dawgs only. Click here.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY

Access various Member Benefits from our secure Members Only webpage.

OCEAN CLASS REGISTER

The official Salty Dawg Ocean Class Register recognizes SDSA Members who have achieved a high level of sailing prowess by completing a non-stop ocean voyage of over 1,400 nautical miles. Click here.

WORLD CLASS REGISTER

The official Salty Dawg World Class Register recognizes SDSA Members who have achieved a high level of sailing prowess by completing a circumnavigation or 15,000 nautical miles of ocean sailing. Click here.

SDSA EVENTS - SPECIAL PRICING FOR MEMBERS

SDSA Members are invited to attend SDSA Events — rallies, rendezvous, and seminars —- at discounted prices. Join one rally each year and pay yourself back for your annual SDSA Membership fee. Fees for Members and Non-Members are listed on individual events pages.

CREW LIST SERVICE

SDSA Members may use this service to find crew or serve as crew. Utilize this service at any time to secure crew for a rally passage, non-rally passage or any individual cruising requirement. Members may also use this service to serve as crew. Click here.

FREE BOAT LISTING IN OUR BI-MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Need to sell your boat? Get a free listing in our newsletter and reach over 4,000 mariners. Contact Us for details.

CHARITABLE EVENTS & VOLUNTEERISM

As a non-profit charitable organization managed by volunteers, you will have opportunities to participate in charitable events and share your expertise with fellow sailors. Please Contact Us for more information.

TAX DEDUCTIBLE

As we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our CPA tells us that your $75 dues can be considered a tax deductible contribution. You may wish to consult your tax advisor. (Ref. IRS Publication 1771).