Apr 25, 2019

Seal Bay For Maine RallyEnjoy a Downeast Adventure to “chill” in the cool weather. Delight in the coastal beauty and culinary wonders of Maine. Then, sail on to witness maritime magic in the land of Celtic music on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. The nonprofit Salty Dawg Sailing Association™ (SDSA) invites all sailors to join a cruising rally from the Chesapeake to Maine followed by a second rally from Maine to Nova Scotia. Some cruisers (both under sail and under power) will join the SDSA fleet in the Chesapeake Bay and follow the route of both rallies to the Maritime Province.

Others will join along the way. All are welcome.

The Salty Dawg Rally to Maine will leave the Chesapeake Bay on July 7 and the Rally to Nova Scotia will leave Rockland, Maine on August 4. Stops along the way where cruisers can enjoy quaint villages, local cuisine and maritime lore are part of each rally.


“We are excited about our summer rallies, returning for the fourth year to Maine and our second year to Nova Scotia’s Bras d’Or Lakes,” said SDSA Director of Rally Management Rick Palm.


“With Sailing CBI, Inc. as our host in Canada, the Rockland Yacht Club as our host in Maine, and veteran Salty Dawgs volunteering to help along the way, we are confident that both rallies will provide unforgettable experiences for everyone who joins in the fun,” he added.


The Salty Dawg summer rallies also offer an opportunity for those planning to go to the Caribbean in the Salty Dawg Fall Rally to gain offshore experience with the support of experienced passage-makers and at the same time, to enjoy the cool weather, beauty and flavors of Maine and Nova Scotia.

“The passage to Maine was an excellent primer for the passage to the Caribbean. The camaraderie experienced, along with advice from seasoned offshore sailors, prepared us well. We had a great time and a safe passage! Moses (the dog on board) did great too,” said Brian and Shelly Stork, s/v Aria who sailed in the Rally to Maine last year as part of their preparation for the Fall Rally.


All SDSA rallies feature:

• Weather routing services, pre-departure briefings, and daily updates by Chris Parker of Marine Weather Center.
• Shoreside coordination and communication by experienced Salty Dawg volunteers.
• A radio net facilitating communication among the boats in the fleet.
• The lowest possible entry fee with the greatest possible payback as a result of the support of over 40 sponsors and dozens of experienced cruisers who volunteer their time.

For more information on the Salty Dawgs, go to www.SaltyDawgSailing.org.

Related Articles
Current
  • 13 February 2019
  • By Ethan

Spartan builds presence in NS

Chris Stanmore-Major is an extremely experienced sailor and sail training instructor. As of 2018 he has sailed approximately 300,000Nm (more than the distance to the moon) in yachts ranging from 45' -...

Grand Banks 60 SkyloungeThe Canadian market has always been a tough nut for yacht designers to figure out. Summer days get really hot; other days are downright cold. There is always the chance things could change in the blink of an eye and let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t stepped off the boat wearing shorts, flip flops and a warm jacket? Canadian yachting has always been a world of contradictions, which is why designing cruising yachts for this market has never been easy. It’s not like Florida or the Med, where weather is dependable throughout the year.

 

 

Read more about the Grand Banks 60 Skylounge............

 

ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

Read More about the ILCA Dinghy............


The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

Read more about the Hindson Marina..........