The 8th annual Salty Dawg Fall Rally fleet has arrived in the Caribbean. Departing from Hampton, Virginia and making safe port in Virgin Gorda , BVI and Falmouth Harbour, Antigua , 70 boats arrived after making the 1500 nm ocean passage. The boats participating in the Fall Rally were diverse and crews ranged from couples to groups of four or five.The boats ranged in size from 37 to 70 feet. About 28% were multihulls. Six boats had kids onboard; seven had pets. Ten foreign-flagged vessels joined the fleet and 18 different States of the USA were represented. About 38% of the skippers were veterans of previous Salty Dawg sailing events.
Many boats from the Fall Rally will gather with other Caribbean cruisers to participate in the Salty Dawg Spring Rally back to the U.S., leaving in early May.
The all-volunteer team at the Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) congratulates all the Salty Dawgs on their outstanding achievement and hopes all will enjoy safe cruising in the Caribbean. CSSN encourages those who are new to the Caribbean, and those who are returning to utilize the many resources made available at the CSSN website www.safetyandsecuritynet.org
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