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Time to Sign Up for the Largest Rally From the U.S. to the Caribbean

It’s also the most fun! The Fall Rally opens the door to new friends and experiences while cruising the Caribbean. It departs from the Chesapeake Bay on November 2 (weather permitting) after a week of preparation and fun!

Where will you head this fall? The Fall Rally to the Caribbean gives you a choice of destinations. Will you point the bow to beautiful Falmouth Harbour, Antigua? Or will you make landfall in gorgeous Harbour Island, Eleuthera in the Bahamas? Some other gorgeous Caribbean island? The choice is yours and either way, paradise awaits.


With Covid-19 concerns our social activities may be limited. We expect we’ll be conducting webinars in lieu of in-person seminars, and Zoom Meetings in lieu of in-person general meetings and Q&A sessions.


The Rally includes:

·        US Coast Guard presentations and demonstration

·        Passage planning guidance and chart review for crossing the Gulf Stream

·        Heavy Weather Sailing, Provisioning, MOB tactics, Boat preparation and Seamanship tips and crew consideration seminars

·        Weather forecasting and routing by Chris Parker, Marine Weather Center

·        Position tracking and Tracking Map for family, friends, USCG, Shoreside Coordinator tracking provided by PredictWind

·        Round-the-clock support form a Shoreside Coordinator Team and an Emergency Response Team

·        Support from the Government Affairs Team on changing local restrictions in the Chesapeake, Antigua, and the Bahamas

·        “Bon Voyage” and “Safe Arrival” Celebrations (tickets required) (In typical Salty Dawg style, we will find a way to conduct these in a safe and creative way, consistent with local health restrictions and guidelines.)

·        SSB/HF radio operation and set up assistance

·        Free van service to West Marine and grocery stores, sponsored by Hylas Yachts

·        Free van service to local attractions, sponsored by the Hampton Conventions and Visitor Bureau

Also Available (but not “included”):

·        Propane fill service, pre-made frozen meals, bottom-cleaning service, sail repair service by Quantum


·        SDSA Members—$300

·        Non-Members—$375 (includes SDSA membership dues)

Click here to find out more about the 2020 Fall Rally to the Caribbean.




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