SDSA Membership

join-sdsa-hot-button-2Membership in the Salty Dawg Sailing Association offers both experienced and developing sailors tremendous benefits. Sailors gain access to the broad array of activities in the Association, substantial discounts on fees for events and merchandise, the many opportunities to learn from experienced sailors, the ability to pass on your experience and knowledge with other sailors, become part of a growing family of adventurous sailors, and have fun with other experienced sailors in various forums.

Your participation in the Association helps, not only you, but other sailors learn more about their passion. Come rub shoulders with other Salty Dawgs.  Join now for $75 per year.

Here is a sampling of those benefits of Membership in the Salty Dawg Sailing Association:


Blue Water Rallies

The Salty Dawg Sailing Association™ organizes several rallies in the U.S. and Caribbean, offering opportunities for sailors to travel in company, with the safety that a rally can provide. Association Members are able to participate in these rallies at substantially reduced registration fees. See Introduction to Rallies and specific Rally pages for more information.


Multiple Rendezvous’s are held along the US East Coast and in the Caribbean each year. These are great fun and informative, and allow Members to catch up with other sailing friends. Association Members are able to attend these events at substantially reduced fees. See Rendezvous for more information.

Seminars and Training

The Association offers seminars for individuals interested in blue water sailing for attendees at any level of experience. Association Members are able to attend these Seminars for free, while non-members pay a seminar fee. See Seminars for more information.

Opportunities to Crew

The Salty Dawg Sailing Association™ maintains a list of sailors interested in offering their services as crew to Salty Dawgs on an offshore passage. Association Members have access to this no charge service, and receive priority listing. See Want to Crew for details and to sign up for the crew listing.


The Association maintains the close knit family of the Salty Dawgs through various communications tools, including a bi-monthly newsletter, and an email network of Salty Dawg Association Members with special notices so they are able to directly receive the latest news and announcements of events. By joining, you will automatically receive the Newsletter and periodic special notices.


The Salty Dawg Sailing Association™ offers a wide range of merchandise and apparel, available to purchase at Salty Dawg events. Association Members receive a 20% discount on Salty Dawg merchandise. This merchandise is available for purchase at many Salty Dawg Sailing Association events.


Salty Dawg Sailing Association Members are able to buy the Association burgee, so they can show they are members. Fellow members find each other in distant ports and arrange informal gatherings all over the world. Contact to purchase an Association burgee.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Association is a nonprofit organization that is continually growing thanks to Members that volunteer to provide administrative and management support, to guide and advise sailors in rallies, to publish informative articles, to manage and host events, and in various other capacities. See Salty Dawg Sailing Association Volunteers for more information and to sign-up to volunteer.

Membership Fee

The annual membership fee for the Salty Dawg Sailing Association is only $75, for all or part of a year. This is for a single or family membership.

  • – Note that fees for non-SDSA Member attendance at Seminars or Rendezvous’s will not begin until 2017.

Join the Salty Dawg Sailing Association

(Note – If you have signed-up for Premier Status, you are automatically enrolled in SDSA Membership; no additional fees are required and you do not need to join again here.)


(or) Send a check payable to:
Salty Dawg Sailing Association
747 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, RI 02842


Please include your name and the name of your boat.

(or) Pay by Credit Card:
Email with the name on the credit card, credit card number, expiration date, cvv, billing zip code and the name of your boat. We do not accept AMEX.

To pay by Credit Card over the phone, email Tatja at for more information.