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SALTY DAWG RALLY – SUPPORTERS AND MEMBERSHIPS

SaltyDogA note for all Salty Dawgs from rally founders Linda and Bill Knowles, s/v Sapphire: We would like to thank all the current and past Salty Dawgs, our sponsors, volunteers and everyone who has contributed to the success of the Salty Dawg Rally.  We have grown beyond our wildest dreams.  We want to make sure the

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STEVE BLACK

SteveBlackThe Salty Dawg Rally notes with great sadness the passing of Steve Black, 71, of Kilmarnock, VA, on March 17, 2014.Many of the Salty Dawgs began their offshore sailing careers with Steve Black, at his Passage Maker seminars, the Caribbean 1500 and the Bermuda Rally. Steve had been executive director U.S. Sailing and had organized

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Video: Salty Dawg Rally Fall 2013 on Il Sogno

Highlights from my 8 day (1,500 nautical mile) voyage aboard IL SOGNO from Hampton, VA to the Bitter End Yacht Club - Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. Song: Zimbabwe - Flume

Salty Dawg Rally Update: Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013 — The vast majority of the fleet has arrived at their destination, and are enjoying warmer weather and celebrating their accomplishment with tropical drinks. This has been a very tough fall for passages south with complex weather patterns and a steady parade of troughs and low pressure systems. It has been

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Salty Dawg Rally Update: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — The Salty Dawg Rally is still in full swing with the vast majority of the fleet on their way to the Caribbean or Bahamas in milder weather conditions with occasional squalls. As of Tuesday, November 12, 12 boats had arrived at their destinations and seven were in or approaching Bermuda.

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Salty Dawg Rally Update: November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013 --- The Salty Dawg Rally got under way this week from Hampton, Va., Beaufort, NC and other ports with boats in the 116 strong fleet departing as each skipper saw fit beginning on November 2 and on through today. November 4 had been set as the fleet departure date but the

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PRESS RELEASE: Salty Dawg Rally Breaks ‘Century’ Mark with 100 boats; Dominant Cruising Rally on U.S. East Coast

Hampton, Virginia, USA -- What began as a small group of friends sailing south together in the fall, a little more than three years ago, has grown to become the dominant cruising rally – The Salty Dawg Rally – on the U.S. East Coast, according to co-founders Bill and Linda Knowles. With more than 100

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PRESS RELEASE: Salty Dawgs Plan Fall 2013 Cruising Rally, Seminar Program

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – The Salty Dawg Rally (SDR), a free cruising rally that has quickly grown to be the most popular one of its kind on the U.S. East Coast, announces the fall 2013 schedule, and has attracted more than 70 registered boats already, according to Bill and Linda Knowles, co-founders of the

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PRESS RELEASE: West Marine, Beneteau America, and Earle Yachts Sign on as Salty Dawg Rally Sponsors

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – Three well-known names in the recreational boating world have signed on as sponsors of the Salty Dawg Rally, according to Bill Knowles, rally co-founder. West Marine, the nation's largest boating supply retailer, premium yacht builder BENETEAU America, and Florida’s Earle Yachts, a major brokerage firm, have all joined in support

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Video: Salty Dawg Rally 2012 on Goldilocks

GoldilocksVideoColleen Korona and Michael Briggs sailing from Hampton, VA to Tortola, BVI on a Shannon 38 sv Goldilocks with The Salty Dawg Rally 2012. 1500 Miles, 15 Days. Last of the rally to arrive. Check out our blog at www.svgoldilocks.com

PRESS: Captains Log by George Day (Blue Water Sailing)

Experience Matters • With this, our 198th edition of BWS, we are happy to bring you a new logo on the cover and a new layout inside. By renewing the look of the magazine, we are setting our sights on the future with confidence. We know that offshore sailing and cruising will always have an

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PRESS: Ocean Cruising Club announces 2012 OCC Awards

OCC Award of Merit - To a member or non-member for performing some outstanding voyage or achievement (may award more than one per year). Dick Giddings - is one of the unsung heroes of the cruising community. “Disabled, living on the smell of an oilrag.” For many years he has given selflessly and unstintingly of

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Salty Dawg Rally Fall 2012 Round Up

From Blue Water Sailing By Capt. Mike Martel • Following departure activities in Hampton, Virginia, and a few days of weather delays before departure, all 58 cruising boats of the Salty Dawg Rally arrived safely at their various destinations, with the majority going to the B.V.I., according to Bill and Linda Knowles, co-founders of the

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CRUISING DISPATCHES: Who Let The (Salty) Dawgs Out?

From Blue Water Sailing by Joy Smith - Boat captains and their crews were smiling at the southbound Salty Dawg Rally party held at Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton, Virginia on November 2, 2012. And why wouldn’t they be? The tent was warm, the food plentiful and delicious, and the atmosphere warm and welcoming, thanks

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PRESS RELEASE: Salty Dawg Rally Arrives Safely in BVIs after Successful Passage

Dawgs in BVIBristol, Rhode Island, USA – Following departure activities in Hampton, Virginia, and a few days of weather delays before departure, all 58 cruising boats of the Salty Dawg Rally have arrived safely at their various destinations, with the majority going to the BVI, according to Bill and Linda Knowles, co-founders of the rally. “The weather

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Video: Salty Dawg Rally 2012 on Rum Runner

Filmed by John Kiedrowski aboard Rum Runner on the 2012 Salty Dawg Fall Rally. Catch this fun video , good for a laugh...   To see an extended version on YouTube, go to Rum Runner Extended Version.

PRESS: Salty Dawg Rally for the Experienced

From All at Sea Caribbean by Gary Bown. As the November edition of All At Sea hit the stands, excitement was building at the Blue Water Yachting Center in Hampton, Virginia, where crews in the Salty Dawg Rally were just hours from the start of their sailing adventure! The Salty Dawg thundered onto the rally

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PRESS: Salty Dawg Rally & Ocean Cruising Club

Salty Dawg Rally, Ocean Cruising Club Agree to Work Together, Promote Common Goals Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – The Salty Dawg Rally, a ‘grassroots’ free cruising rally for blue-water sailors, and the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC), a distinguished international club for cruisers, announce an agreement to work together to promote common goals, following a meeting

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PRESS: New, Free ‘Salty Dawg Rally’ Going ‘Viral’ in the Cruising World

The new grassroots, Salty Dawg Rally, has literally ‘gone viral’ in the cruising world. Or so it seems to co-founders Bill and Linda Knowles, whose workload in organizing this year’s cruising rally to the Caribbean has become almost overwhelming. Boats are joining, and at the time of this writing, there are approximately 35 boats signed

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PRESS RELEASE: Salty Dawg Rally Sponsorship List Growing Fast

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – The Salty Dawg Rally’s list of sponsors providing goods and services to the rally and its participants has grown remarkably, according to Rally founders Bill & Linda Knowles. The list has grown to more than 25 sponsors including such well-known names in the marine world as Quantum, Hylas Yachts, Jeanneau

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PRESS RELEASE: Salty Dawg Rally Participates in Newport International Boat Show

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – The Salty Dawg Rally will be ‘sharing a booth’ courtesy of a rally sponsor at the Newport International Boat Show, September, 13-16, in Newport, Rhode Island. Information about the Salty Dawg Rally will be available in Tent A, Booth 25, which is Offshore Passage Opportunities’ official booth. Offshore Passage Opportunities, headed by

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PRESS RELEASE: Salty Dawg Rally Launches New Web Site

Salty Dawg Rally Launches New Web Site, www.saltydawgrally.org • Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – The Salty Dawg Rally announces the launch of their new interactive web resource, www.saltydawgrally.org, designed to be the central informational portal for cruisers wishing to join the rally, attend events, obtain float plans, and keep abreast of the upcoming fall 2012

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The SALTY DAWG RALLY

Sapphire3SALTY DAWG RALLY 2012 by George Day • Little did Bill and Linda Knowles of Bristol, RI know what they were getting into when, in the summer of 2011, they contacted a few friends who would be sailing from the northeast to the BVI in the fall to see if they wanted to sail in

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PRESS: Salty Dawg Rally – From Grass Roots and Growing

From Sailworld.com by Lee Mylchreest  - The Salty Dawg Rally, a new cruising rally, kicked off its 2012 season with more boats, more sponsors, new web domains, and a joyful pre-departure barbecue party in Nanny Cay, Tortola that drew accolades from the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Salty Dawg Rally is a ‘grass-roots’ rally,

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PRESS RELEASE: Rally Honored by Virgin Islands Government

AwardsPRESS RELEASE: Rally Honored by Virgin Islands Government Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – The Salty Dawg Rally, a new cruising rally, kicked off its 2012 season with more boats, more sponsors, new web domains, and a joyful pre‐departure barbecue party in Nanny Cay, Tortola that drew accolades from the Government of the Virgin Islands. The

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