Included in a Near-shore SDSA Rally

Required Equipment
Crew Service
Predict Wind
Rally FAQs
Volunteer to help


  • Participation in the Rally with a great group of sailors, with all of the teamwork, camaraderie, fun and lasting friendships that go along with every Salty Dawg Rally.
  • Our Salty Dawg Pre-Offshore Checklist for captains to check that they and their vessel are ready for the passage.
  • Access to the Salty Dawg library of offshore preparation reference material by Salty Dawg World Class sailors, and other recognized experts.
  • Access to the Salty Dawg Crew Service to identify potential crew members.
  • VHF radio net to to keep this group of sailors connected.
  • Webcast weather briefings and routing suggestions by Chris Parker of the Marine Weather Center prior to departure.
  • Daily offshore professional weather updates and routing update recommendations via email and SSB from Chris Parker. (If the vessel is equipped for email, such as an IridiumGo, or SSB.)
  • Input from experienced Salty Dawgs and the Fleet Captain on their offshore strategy and pre-departure advice, given the weather forecast.
  • Fleet tracking by PredictWind. (If the vessel is equipped for tracking.)
  • Daily position reports of all vessels providing position reporting is available while offshore via Predict Wind Offshore App.
  • The SDSA Shoreside Coordinator (SSC) team on duty, monitoring the fleet, addressing questions from the fleet, and able to relay messages from family.
  • One official 24 in. X 36 in. SDSA Rally Flag for the Captain to fly on the boat.
  • Access to a broad array of SDSA Member-Only benefits.

The Salty Dawg Sailing Association (SDSA) mission is to educate sailors, build camaraderie, and facilitate offshore passages.  Our goal is to conduct quality rallies with the flexibility that allows each Captain to make informed decisions, and provide all participants the best possible experience at the lowest cost