Rendezvous

READ ABOUT OUR 2023 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!

FEBRUARY 9 - 14, 2023
DOMINICA RENDEZVOUS – 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! Details here.

JULY (tbd)
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.

Details coming soon.

JULY 9
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 14
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 12, 2023
ANNAPOLIS RENDEZVOUS                                                                                                                                       

SPONSORED BY HYLAS YACHTS AND DAVID WALTERS YACHTS

Annapolis Elks Lodge 

Join us for the Annual Salty Dawg Annapolis Rendezvous Dinner Event, sponsored by Hylas and David Walters Yachts at the Annapolis Elks Lodge. Enjoy a congenial gathering of Salty Dawgs and friends at the Annapolis Elks Lodge, 2 Pythian Drive, Edgewater, MD, with drinks and dinner.  

Featured guest speaker: Gary Jobson, an Americas Cup winning tactician, 2 time Emmy winner, author of 23 books and an ESPN commentator for 31 years. 

Details and registration coming soon. Dress code is casual.

 

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