Lifetime Achievement Award - Rick Palm

Congratulations to Rick Palm on receiving a special Lifetime Achievement Award by the board of directors of the Salty Dawg Sailing Association.

You may know Rick from his years on the SDSA board and as a frequent participant on our Zoom webinars. Rick has extensive blue water cruising experience having sailed tens of thousands of ocean miles, lead and participated in many rallies and completed a circumnavigation with his wife Julie. Rick has been involved with SDSA since it’s founding more than ten years ago and was also active in the Caribbean 1,500 rallies.

“Rick’s contribution to SDSA and the blue water cruising community over the years is unequaled. I doubt that there is any individual that has been involved in more rallies as a participant or leader than Rick. There is no one that better represents the values of SDSA of “sailors helping sailors” than Rick Palm.” Bob Osborn, President, SDSA

“Rick is someone who has actively put into practice the motto of Salty Dawgs, Sailors helping Sailors. We are all the beneficiaries of that service.” Jo Barnes, SDSA BOD

“Rick has always had a very high standard of seamanship and as an example, a mentor and friend to fellow cruisers he has passed that standard on to hundreds in the cruising community.” George Day, Publisher, Blue Water Sailing.

The plaque reads: Lifetime Achievement Award, Presented to Richard Palm, Blue Water Sailor, Leader, Friend. In recognition of a lifetime dedicated to sailors helping sailors, 2022.