Crew Service

The SDSA Crew Service is a Member Benefit that connects Captains seeking Crew with Crew seeking boats for any sailing requirement at any time. Members may use this service for short or long term passages and for any sailing purpose, including coastal cruising, offshore passaging or a circumnavigation.

Captains utilize this service to find crew to assist with duties such as standing watch, to mentor fellow sailors, to find a cruising buddy or to find an experienced leader. Crew utilize this service to broaden their sailing experience and satisfy their passion for sailing.

As a non-profit educational and charitable volunteer sailing organization, we hope the Crew Service will be utilized to educate and assist sailors while fostering long-term relationships.

Please follow the links below to learn more and feel free to contact our Crew Coordinator with questions.

For Captains Seeking Crew

Need crew? Want to be a mentor? The SDSA Crew Service can help. We maintain a large list of crew candidates that can assist with your passage and you can share your knowledge with less experienced candidates by providing a blue water opportunity.  Click here for more information.

For Crew Seeking a Boat

Sign up now to start crewing with the Salty Dawgs! Increase your education and exposure to blue water sailing. Captains are searching for crew and now is your opportunity to get aboard. The sooner you get listed, the better opportunity you have of being selected. All experience levels welcome! 
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“It has been 4+ years since Mona and I left with your group in Salty Dawg 3 in November of 2013. I also crewed with on Rum Runner in Salty Dawg 2. Last week we reached Grenada to finish our circumnavigation. Thanks again for everything.”

"The Crew Service has been invaluable for our circumnavigation. We can't say thank you enough for your service. Thanks again for your help."