Welcome to the Salty Dawg Sailing Association

The mission of the Salty Dawg Sailing Association (SDSA) is to educate sailors, build camaraderie, and facilitate offshore passages.  We are an educational and charitable organization that conducts  RalliesEducational Seminars and Webinars , and Rendezvous to help sailors realize their long-distance cruising dreams.  The underlying principle of this volunteer led organization is to transfer knowledge and skills from veteran “Salty Dawgs” to less experienced sailors, enabling independent decision-making and develop offshore confidence.  Truly, sailors helping sailors. 

With many member volunteers and sponsors, event fees are low and members enjoy extensive benefits.  Join the world of Salty Dawg sailors.

Come along with us and let us share the world of the Cruising Sailor with you! 

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 Did you know that in the spring of 2020, as the world was immobilized by COVID-19, SDSA helped 470 cruisers get home?  Read all about it.

The Benefits of Membership

Join a group of serious sailors, who seek to help each other develop their sailing skills, further their sailing adventures, and have fun along the way.  Membership brings with it a host of free webinars, reduced fees on fun rallies and rendezvous gatherings, deep discounts by Sponsors, and you get to fly the Salty Dawg burgee.

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