Meet the Salty Dawg Sponsors

Vital to the Salty Dawg Sailing Association mission is our dedication to bringing events to the offshore sailing community that are offered at the lowest possible entry fee with the greatest possible value to participants. To achieve this goal consistently, we rely heavily on the contributions of our sponsors. Some of the most respected companies in the marine industry offer financial and in-kind support to the operation of our events and, in many cases, promotional programs for rally participants and SDSA members.

The generosity of our sponsors is critical to our mission as a non-profit educational organization  … to help sailors realize their long distance cruising dreams.  Enjoy the Products & Services they can bring to you!


PredictWind - Leading provider of highly accurate global weather data. Weather download and passage routing Apps; Satellite communication devices and plans, like Iridium GO, at great rates; vessel and fleet tracking services.
 David Walters Yachts - Founded in 1982 as a New England yacht design company David Walters Yachts has grown to become the premier brokerage for quality blue water sail yachts.
  Hylas Yachts - Builder of award-winning luxury cruising yachts since 1985

Marine Weather Center:  Chris Parker  - Custom Weather and Routing Information for Small Vessels in the Caribbean, Bahamas and US East Coast.

 Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau - Your source for information about Hampton VA; Guide to Hampton. Provides support for the SDSA fall rally.

Quantum Sails - Our Salty Dawg Sails Consultant: Sailmaker, repairs, and inspections




  Blue Heron Battery - Lithium Batteries 
Food Lion - Groceries, Hampton VA

West Marine Hampton, VA - Marine Supplier

M YachtsRigging and spars, marine systems. fiberglass and hull painting

Jack Martin & Associates - Premier Brokers of Boat and Marine Insurance

Victron Energy - Inverter/Chargers

Hydrovane - Self-steering windvanes, solar panels, hydrogenerators, watermakers

Surf9 - Watersports equipment (stand-up paddle and other boards) and lifestyle footwear

LRSE - Everything you need to keep your boat SAFE!

SeaKits - In an emergency offshore, you do not want to lose your boat out there. Be prepared to fight to save it.
Seakits Expedition gives you the tools to take on the battle.

Puerto Bahia Marina - a full service marina in Samana, Dominican Republic. A must stop if you are cruising any where near there!



A7 Advertising - Advertising services: Brand development, advertising campaigns, advertising materials

 SubSalve - Collapsible Fenders

PlainSailing- Charters in the Caribbean or Mediterranean

 Fiorentino Para-Anchor - Sea Anchors and Drogues
Bluewater Sailing Magazine - Leading All-digital Magazine
Datrex - Survival Rations and equipment
       Shelter Bay Marina - an option for Salty Dawgs who may wish to leave their boats south for the summer in a full service facility located in a hurricane free latitude.



 OCENS - Satellite phones; email, weather data, tracking services
 Edson Marine - Steering systems, dinghy davits, marine pumps
 Kinetic Sailing - Marine consultants and licensed instructors providing consultation, instruction and certification, charters and yacht delivery
 Sport-A-Seat - Folding and reclining cushioned deck seats



Abaco Beach Resort Admirals Inn, Antigua A & F Sails Ltd, Antigua
Antigua National Parks - Nelson’s Dockyard Antigua Slipway Antigua Yacht Club & Resort
Aqua Map ATN Tacker Blue Water Divers, BVI
Citimarine Clamp Tite Club Sushi & Steakhouse, Antigua
Covent Gardens, Antigua Divers Alert Network (DAN) Duration Health
 Enterprise Rent-A-Car GWU Maritime Medical Associates Telemedicine Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua
Mantus Marine Marina Puerto Bahia, Samana, DR Maritime Medical Guides 
MedJet MyMedic
Nanny Cay
North Sails, Antigua Spinlock
Weems & Plath
  White Sound Press Winslow Life Raft  


 Click here to view a complete list of Member Benefits and Discounts available to SDSA Members.  The list is ever-growing! Thanks to our sponsors.