Caribbean Updates

Pictures, people.  We need pictures.  

Do you have a beautiful photo of a neighboring boat underway?  Did you catch a really funny moment while during your crossing?  Who caught a fish?  Did you attend any welcome events once you arrived?  Have you had any fun?  The Salty Dawgs want your photographs to use in all our mailings, press releases, and social media.  Please share them with [email protected] 

Thank you. 


Now That We’re Here, Where Should We Go? 

Go north.  Go south.  Where ever you go, we’ve got you covered.  And you’ll find Dawgs there!  P.A.Y.S. will host a Salty Dawg Rendezvous in Dominica February 1 – 8, 2024.  Meet up in Prince Rupert Bay to enjoy the natural beauty of this special island.  Cobra, William, and the rest of the P.A.Y.S. team have organized a fun-filled week with tours, barbecues, sporting and community events (and  chocolate).  

Next sail just a little south to Forte de France, Martinique for Carnival.  Carnival is the Caribbean Mardi Gras and this year it starts on February 9 and runs through the 14.  Be prepared for outrageous costumes, hilarious themes, very loud music, and more fun.  Anchor in F-d-F or across the bay in Anse Mitan and take the ferry across.  SDSA events will be ad hoc, as there is so much to do without any planning.

But Wait, There’s More.  I am looking for hosts for the Bequia Rendezvous (March 28 – April 2) around the Easter Regatta and the Carriacou Rendezvous (late April).  These harbors are natural gathering places and there are so many fun things to do that it’s a great place for a rendezvous.  I will help you plan, but we can’t be in these islands on these dates.   If you’re interested, please contact me at [email protected] 


And A Great Time Was Had By All 

The Arrival Events for the Caribbean Rally were outstanding this year.  Bob Osborn worked with local vendors and service providers to arrange warm Antigua Welcome for the Antigua fleet with an exhausting array of parties, receptions, and events.   Daily updates were provided by Bill Woodroffe (Kalunamoo) and Lynn Hoenke (Roxy) on the morning net (vhf 72 at 8:30), along with some bad jokes and amazing treasures of the bilge.