The Salty Dawg Homeward Bound Rally, so named in 2020 when it brought hundreds of COVID-19 stranded cruisers back to the United States, continued this year with some changes. As in the past the rally began in St. Thomas, USVI, but this year two new starting points were named: Marsh Harbor, Bahamas, and Bermuda. The rally includes weather routing by The Marine Weather Center, position tracking by PredictWind, and an extensive level of coordination and support by the SDSA support teams during the offshore passage.
After an April 29 departure dinner in Antigua, the rally boats planned to head to their northern departure points on or about May 1. Boats meeting up in the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands plan to head to the U.S. on or about May 10. The Bermuda to U.S. departure date is scheduled for May 14, weather permitting.
As always, the Dawgs have a busy summer sailing season scheduled with rallies up the U.S. East Coast from Annapolis, MD, to Nova Scotia with the Downeast Rally and the Maritime Rally, and rendezvous in Essex, CT; Newport, RI; and Rockland, ME. Registration is open for all these events.
Find more information at www.saltydawgsailing.org