When you become a corporate sponsor or individual supporter of the Salty Dawg Rally you join a group of companies and individual sailors who are dedicated to safe and fun offshore sailing and passagemaking. Because the Rallies are free to participants and open to any sailors with blue water experience, the SDR attracts sailors who are deeply committed to the sailing and cruising lifestyle and that makes them the biggest customers for all type of marine products and services. Your sponsorship or support makes the SDR possible and allows you to have a close relationship with these wonderful rally sailors.

The Salty Dawg Rally is a R.I. registered non-profit organization and for the next year will demonstrate its roll as an educational organization by fostering and teaching seamanship, safe boat handling, navigation and other skills needed by blue water sailors.

Testimonial from George Day, Publisher, Blue Water Sailing magazine: “When Bill and Linda Knowles and I got talking about starting a new, free rally for cruisers that would help sailors get to and from the BVI each fall and spring, I knew they were onto a great idea. There was another rally out there but it was not free and not run in the true spirit of the cruising lifestyle. I am sure Bill and Linda and all of the great volunteers and sponsors who made the first two rallies successful didn’t anticipate what they were getting into but we all are thrilled to be part of a grass roots cruising rally that we believe in. So, we are happy to be a top sponsor and look forward to many happy years supporting the Salty Dawg Rally.”

Sponsorship Levels:

The SDR already has a strong list of sponsors but more are always welcome. To help designate sponsor levels five categories have been established.

Admiral – $1500 or more
Captain – $1000
Commander – $750
Lieutenant – $500
Ensign – $250

747 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, RI 02842

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Website support and promotion: As you can see, the website is designed to be filled with useful information about the SDR and the cruising lifestyle and there is room along the side for your tile ad to promote your products and services.

Events & parties: The SDR has get-togethers at the start and finish of the rallies as well as a rendezvous at the Annapolis Sail Boat Show in October which is sponsored by Jack Martin & Associates of Annapolis, MD and Falvey Insurance of Kingston, RI. Also, the 3rd Annual Salty Dawg Rally Fourth of July Celebration in Bristol, RI is planned for 2014 and there are other opportunities for sponsors to get involved.

Infrastructure support: Right now, the daily work of putting together the rallies, parties and communications falls on the capable backs of founders Bill and Linda Knowles. But as the SDR grows, and it is growing, they will need some help and thus a sponsor could step forward to help fund a part-time, shore based assistant.

Seminars: The SDR promotes safety at sea, seamanship, weather forecasting, offshore communications and health and welfare at sea. The Rally hosts seminars for offshore sailors that are informational, fun and helpful for those who want to become Salty Dawgs. Sponsorship of such seminars will be a great way to interact with highly committed customers.


For more information on how to become an SDR Sponsor or Supporter please email:

Bluewater Sailing Magazine
747 Aquidneck Ave., Ste. 201
Middletown, RI 02842
T: 401-847-7612 1-888-800-7245
F: 401-845-8580

Bitter End Yacht Club
875 N Michigan Ave, Suite 3705
Chicago, IL 60611
T 800-872-2392
T 312-506-6205
F 312-506-6206

Bamboushy/BVI Painters
Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI.
BVI (+1)(284) 494 4365

Art Studio & Flagship Store
Nanny Cay, Tortola

Road Town Store
109 Main Street
Road Town, Tortola

Falvey Yacht Insurance
66 Whitecap Drive
North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852
T: 401.792.0144
F: 401.667.0573

Jack Martin & Associates
135 Old Solomons Island Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
T 800.497.5804
T 410.626.1000
F 410.626.9966

Jeanneau America
105 Eastern Avenue, Suite 202
Annapolis, MD 21403
Paul Fenn
T 410.280.9400

Life Raft & Survival
590 Fish Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Toll Free: 1 (800) 451-2127
Local: 401-816-5400
Fax: 401-816-5411

Michael L. Martel
T: 401.480.3433
Skype: Mike.Martel

Quantum Sail Design Group
David Flynn
951 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403

410 268 1161 (office)
410 991 4931 (cellphone)
Skype: dflynn6969

Roadtown Wholesale / Rite Way
PO Box 706 Road Town, Tortola BVI
T: 284-494-2263
F: 284-494-2222

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Dunedin, FL 34698
United States
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Toll-free 800-330-9542
T 727-733-5322
F 727-734-8179

Dufour Yachts
Phone: USA Office 352-871-0362

North Point Yacht Sales
Ken Comerford
7330 Edgewood Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403

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766 Settlers Landing Rd Unit M
Hampton, VA 23669
757-723-7997 – tel
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Sales & Marketing Director
520 S Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
T: 414 688-9979

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Hampton, VA 23666
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Fax Number: 757-896-4600

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PO Box 1917
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
T: 804-436-9002

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Tel: 284 542 4010

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New Bedford, MA 02745
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T 508-990-9020

Prism Polishes
St Charles, IL 60175
T 877-377-5112
F 630-812-1777

Beneteau America
Maryline O’Shea, Marketing Director
105 Eastern Ave, suite 201
Annapolis, MD 21403
T 410.990.0270

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1 Marina Road
Hampton, Virginia 23669
T 757.723.6774
Chris Hall, Jr.

Customer Service: For questions about your order
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm EST
Phone: 800.511.2459
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146 Duchaine Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02745
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F: 508-995-5021


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Cell: 508-353-4829

Boat Supplies Since 1948
919 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
T: 410-267-8681

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Des Moines WA 98198
Satellite Systems And Service
Weather, Email, Voice & Data Solutions
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Clearwater, FL 33762
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PO Box 1752
Clayton NC
27528 – USA
T: 919.617.1409

B&G Yacht Management
C. Todd Patterson
Office 1-284-495-1446
Cell 1-284-544-7765

Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel
Hotel Front Desk: 1-757-727-9700
Hotel Fax: 1-757-724-2557

Landfall Navigation
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Toll Free 800-941-2219
Local (203) 487-0775
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Outbound Yachts
1314 E. Las Olas #202
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
T: 949.544.1227
F: 949.266.8762

Gill North America

1025 Parkway Industrial Park Drive
Buford, Ga 30518

TEL: 800-822-6504
FAX: 800-368-4445

Hylas Yachts
Kyle Jachney
T: 617.306.4634

M Yachts
7366 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: USA + 410-280-2752

Winslow Liferaft Company
Charles Daneko – Program Manager
11700 Winslow Drive, Lake Suzy, FL 34269
T: 941 613 6666
M: 941 286 6014
F: 941 613 6677

Blue Water Divers
Keith Royle
P.O. Box 846
Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands

Downunder Diving
Don Jackson
10 Capps Quarters
Hampton, VA 23669-4505
From Ocean City, Hampton, Norfolk, VA Beach, & the Outer Banks
T: 757.592.4913

1-855-ECOTOPS (1-855-326-8677)
2 Winston Court
Warwick, RI 02886

Newport, RI 02840
T: 401.864.8619

Hydrovane International Marine Inc.
2424 Haywood Ave.
West Vancouver, BC, Canada V7V 1Y1
T: 604-925-2660
F: 604-925-2653

New England Ropes
848 Airport Road
Fall River, MA 02720-4735

(508) 678-8200
(800) 333-6679

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San Diego, CA. 92108
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