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 rally.

A day of free seminars will be held at the Mears Pavilion in Annapolis, Maryland, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the day before the start of the Annapolis Sailboat Show. The pavilion is a short walk from the show location. The seminar program is sponsored by Sea Hawk Paints.

This is the first annual seminar for the Salty Dawg Rally and although there is no fee to participate, attendance will be by reservation only, and is limited to 100 persons. Preference will be given first to current SDR participants (fall 2013 rally), then members from previous Salty Dawg Rallies, and finally to all other blue water sailors until the 100 person limit is met.

About The Salty Dawg Rally

The Salty Dawg Rally is free for all participants, founded by cruising enthusiasts Bill & Linda Knowles of Bristol, Rhode Island, with their Jeanneau 54DS, Sapphire, and their Jack Russell terrier, Brie, the original ‘Salty Dawg’. The rally leaves Hampton, Virginia and other U.S. East Coast ports in the fall, headed for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and other ports in the Caribbean, and returns to the participants’ various home ports in the spring. Members of the Rally receive sponsor-supplied products and services. The Salty Dawg Rally is comprised of blue water sailors who have completed at least one blue water passage. There is no formal inspection of each boat, since it is the responsibility of each skipper to have proper safety equipment and to ensure that the vessel is prepared for the passage.

The October 9 time schedule, topics, and instructors are as follows:

SDR Fall Seminars:  October 9, 2013 | Mears Pavilion, Annapolis, Md.





Quantum Sails
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Offshore Sail Settings/Repair
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Communications Offshore & More
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Offshore Pressure Cooking
Ocean Cruising Club
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Benefits of the OCC
Seven Seas Cruising Assoc.
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Benefits of the SSCA
M Yachts
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Safety Prep for Blue Water Passage
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