Rendezvous

 

READ ABOUT OUR 2023 - 24 EVENTS FOR MORE FUN

All sailors — past, present, and future — are invited to join our Salty Dawg Rendezvous Events. These events are a great way for Dawgs to learn from seasoned Dawgs and have a great time.  As always, our volunteers are terrific. They make the Rendezvous Events fun and informative for everyone who attends.  These are the events that we do in a typical year, and dates are provided for most.  Check back here and on the calendar to see which of these we will be able to hold this atypical year.  If you would like to plan and host a Rendezvous Event, click here. You’ll enjoy it!

 

OCTOBER 12, 2023

ANNAPOLIS RENDEZVOUS, Annapolis Elks Lodge 

Join us for the Annual Salty Dawg Annapolis Rendezvous Dinner Event, sponsored by David Walters Yachts at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. Enjoy a congenial gathering of Salty Dawgs and friends at the Annapolis Elks Lodge, 2 Pythian Drive, Edgewater, MD, with drinks and dinner.  

 

FEBRUARY 1 - 8, 2024
P.A.Y.S. SALTY DAWG RENDEZVOUS – Portsmouth, Dominica 

Combine exploration of the natural beauty of the island with volunteer efforts to an island project. Usually each night brings social gatherings, cookouts, pot-lucks and other creative evening gatherings on the beach. Get ready for lots of fun! Invite your cruising friends and join us for all or part of the week.  

Details and Sign up Here

 

FEBRUARY 9 - 14, 2024
MARTINIQUE CARNIVAL – Forte de France, Martinique 

Enjoy all the festivities and excitement of Pre-Lent extravagance as Martinique dances in the street with mind-boggling costumes and music.  Salty Dawg events are impromptu as there is so much going on in town, but we meet up and wind down with each other as the extravaganza continues.   

 

MARCH 5 - 12, 2024
NANNY CAY BVI RENDEZVOUS – Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

Nanny Cay wants to win you back and is pulling out all the stops to bring you to the BVI including on-site custom clearance in/out, half price dockage, and specially priced hotel rooms.  Nanny Cay will host a Welcome Party and a Farewell Dinner Event.  The rendezvous includes a cruise to Virgin Gorda  Sound and The Bitter End for a Beach Day extravaganza.  Maximum of 20 boat for this event.   

Sign up here

 

MARCH 29 - APRIL 2, 2024
BEQUIA EASTER REGATTA – Port Elizabeth, Bequia

Watch as the local boats race, or better still, gather a crew and enter your own in the cruiser class regatta.  Enjoy the activities and celebrations around this fun-filled competition.  Gather with the Dawgs for excursions and good times.   

 

APRIL 8 - 12, 2024
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC RENDEZVOUS – Puerto Bahia Marina, Dominican Republic

Puerto Bahia Marina looks forward to welcoming the Salty Dawgs to their marina with onsite customs and immigration and discounted marina dockage (anchoring outside is also available).   Island tours, a Welcome Party, and a sail to idyllic and prehistoric Los Haitises National Park.  Hiking, dinghy cave exploration and a cocktail hour dinghy raft up are all in the plans for this excursion.  This rendezvous is limited to boats participating in either the Caribbean or Homeward Bound Rallies. Space is limited so register early.   

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APRIL 26 - 30, 2024
CARRIACOU RENDEZVOUS – Tyrell Bay, Carriacou

New this year, this rendezvous is the perfect meeting up place for cruisers who are planning to leave their boats in the safety of Grenada or Trinidad for the hurricane season, and for those who aren't!  Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Maroon and String Band Festival with your fellow Dawgs and join in other ad hoc events including snorkeling/diving and a trip to the Paradise Beach Club as the Rendezvous unfolds.  

APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2024
EXUMAS RENDEZVOUS – Bahamas 

Opening event at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club followed by a cruise up the Exuma chain. Snorkel the Thunderball grotto.  Pet the pigs, pet the sharks, bring champagne to Rachel’s Bubble Bath, and walk on disappearing islands. Join us each night for a free happy hour on the beach. 

 

JULY 7 - 9  2024
ESSEX YACHT CLUB 
and OCEAN CRUISING CLUB RENDEZVOUS and OPEN BOAT, Essex Yacht Club, Essex CT

SDSA, OCC Anniversary Rendezvous.  Celebrate the first decade of the Salty Dawgs and the seventh decade of the OCC at this joint event just up the Connecticut River.  

Additionally, a number of well-equipped blue water cruising boats will be on the EYC docks and available for tours. Attendees can talk to knowledgeable  owners about what it takes to make for a safe and comfortable blue water voyager.


SOUTHERN CHESAPEAKE RENDEZVOUS
Hampton, VA

The Southern Chesapeake Rendezvous is a great gathering of Salty Dawgs, friends, and interested sailors. Sailors trade sea stories and talk about their upcoming cruising adventures. Members starting off on the Downeast Rally will be there as well. Bull Island Brewing, 758 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA , 6 pm.

 

 

SEPTEMBER, 2024
MIDWEST RENDEZVOUS

Come to Waloon Lake, Michigan for the Midwest Rendezvous, hosted by Joddy and Matt Perry (sv Exuberant).  Activities and fun are guaranteed.  And (of course) Salty Dawg camaraderie.

Notice: Mexican Train Domino games are apt to erupt at any time during the event.

  


“The times we have spent with Salty Dawg sailors has been the highlight of our cruising life.  It was the beginning of a love for passage making. Comradery, education, safety, and life long friends keep us coming back.“ 

MARY AND DOUG MANN S/V ZIPPORAH