Rendezvous

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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, but plan on it next year!

JULY 1
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.

Let us know by June 27 if you plan to attend here.

JULY 6
NEWPORT RENDEZVOUS
Newport, RI

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

Details coming soon.

 

JULY 11
DOWNEAST RENDEZVOUS
Rockland, ME

Cruisers gather in Maine for the Downeast Rendezvous.  All SDSA Members are invited.  Members completing the Downeast Rally will be in attendance as well. Share stories with other sailors, talk about cruising plans in Maine and beyond.  This will be a guaranteed to be a lasting memory.

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

 

OCTOBER 13
ANNAPOLIS RENDEZVOUS                                                                                                                                      
SPONSORED BY HYLAS YACHTS AND DAVID WALTERS YACHTS

Annapolis Elks Lodge 

Join us for the 10th Annual Salty Dawg Annapolis Rendezvous Dinner Event, sponsored by Hylas and David Walters Yachts at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. 

John Kretschmer will be our featured speaker. Well known as an entertaining and informative speaker, John has logged over 300,000 offshore miles, written 7 books, and innumerable magazine articles.  Along with 26 transatlantic crossings, long passages in all the world’s oceans and over 130 offshore training passages, he has introduced hundreds of people to ocean sailing. He will surely educate and entertain us all!

The evening begins with cocktails at 1800 hours with a full buffet dinner to follow. A cash bar will be open all evening. Join us when you come for the Sailboat Show. This event is open to all. $50 for SDSA members, $60 for non-members.

The Annapolis Elks Lodge is located at 2 Pythian Drive, Edgewater, Maryland, about 5 miles (15 min drive) from the Boat Show. There is plenty of free onsite parking available.

We will abide by CDC, Maryland and the Annapolis Elks Lodge Covid restrictions.

Dress code is casual.

We look forward to seeing everyone! Sign up here.

 

 

OCTOBER 31, HALLOWEEN RENDEZVOUS, HAMPTON, VA 

Come to our Annual Halloween Costume Party, sponsored by the Hampton Convention and Tourist Bureau. Come in fancy dress or not. 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.

All SDSA Members, Caribbean Rally participants and their guests are invited to attend.

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