Rendezvous

READ ABOUT OUR 2021 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!

MARCH 
DOMINICA RENDEZVOUS – PORTSMOUTH, DOMINICA

The annual Salty Dawg Dominica Rendezvous is held during Dominica’s Yachtie Appreciation Week in 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.  Sadly, this event is not being held in 2021, but plan on it next year!

JULY 7
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.

SAVE THE DATE and check back to register and for details on location in Hampton, VA for this fun event.

JULY 12
NEWPORT RENDEZVOUS
DUTCH HARBOR, RI

Newport area Salty Dawgs gather for the annual Newport Rendezvous. Dawgs come by land and sea to enjoy a seafood fest and the camaraderie of like-minded cruisers.  And Members in the Downeast Rally will join us here before departing for Cuttyhunk on their way to Maine.

SAVE THE DATE and check back to register and confirm time and location of the Rendezvous.  

 

JULY 16
DOWNEAST RENDEZVOUS
THE APPRENTICESHOP – ROCKLAND, ME

Cruisers gather in Maine for the Downeast Rendezvous, at The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main St., Rockland, ME.  All SDSA Members are invited.  Members completing the Downeast Rally will be in attendance as well.  Tie up your dinghies at The Apprenticeshop, long pier.  Share stories with other sailors, talk about cruising plans in Maine and beyond, enjoy a tours of the impressive shops and boatbuilding projects at the Apprenticeshop.  This will be a guaranteed to be a lasting memory.

SAVE THE DATE and check back for further details and to register.

 

OCTOBER 14
ANNAPOLIS RENDEZVOUS BY HYLAS
ANNAPOLIS YACHT CLUB CLUBHOUSE

Announcing a new location for the Annapolis Rendezvous by Hylas! .... our 9th Annual Event:

  • Annapolis Yacht Club Clubhouse
  • 2 Compromise St.
  •  Annapolis, MD 21401

The event will begin at 1700 hours. Join us for a Happy Hour, buffet dinner, speaker, and lots of fun with the Dawgs.  This year the speaker will be the engaging Bobby White of Sailing Doodles.  You won't want to miss this event.

Join us when you come to town for the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis. The Annapolis Rendezvous is open to all those interested in blue water sailing.  This is always a fun and informative event for sailors.  Once again we have an excellent dinner, an engaging speaker, an attractive location, and lots of blue water sailors – all at the lowest possible cost.  Registration will open soon. Once open, be sure to sign-up while space is available – in 2019 we were at capacity and expect to be again this year.

SAVE THE DATE and check back for further details and to register.  Thanks to Hylas Yachts for their sponsorship of the Annapolis Rendezvous!

 

OCTOBER 31, HALLOWEEN RENDEZVOUS AND PIG ROAST, HAMPTON, VA

Come to our Annual Halloween Costume Party, sponsored by the Hampton Convention and Tourist Bureau. Come in fancy dress or not. A scrumptious Pig Roast dinner will follow the costume judging. And don't miss the silent auction of valuable marine products donated by our sponsors!  And, we usually find a rum sponsor to keep everyone well relaxed.

Join the fun at the Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton. All SDSA Members, Caribbean Rally participants and their guests are invited to attend.

SAVE THE DATE!  Be sure to register and pay for tickets on-line.  Details and registration link to follow. 

 

 

 


“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