Attention US-Bound Cruisers in the Caribbean - Salty Dawg Sailing Association Hosting Homeward Bound Flotilla PDF Print Email
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:00 AM

Hampton, VA (USA) - The uncertainty of cruising the Caribbean has made it difficult for cruisers and crew. Many people are finding themselves unable to have crew meet them to help move their boats north for the summer. To help the sailing community, the Salty Dawg Sailing Association is planning an informal flotilla to the U.S. from the Caribbean. The Salty Dawg Homeward Bound Flotilla will depart from Antigua and the US Virgin Islands, or other islands where vessels are located, with weekly departures between April 5 and May 10, 2020.

Included is weather routing from Chris Parker/Marine Weather Center, offshore tracking with position reports to a Predict Wind shared page, shoreside coordinator support all through the passage, and SDSA assistance in coming into United States waters. 

To make sure we make this accessible to all, we are not assigning a fee for participation. You will be supported by a large group of very experienced, volunteer sailors. However, we will have some expenses, and would appreciate donations. We normally would charge a fee of $150 per boat to cover these expenses. We encourage participants to contribute what you can to help us defray expenses. When you register please make a donation to the SDSA, a 501(c)(3) organization.