Cuba Today

Twenty three boats and a hundred intrepid cruisers joined the Salty Dawg Rally to Cuba  (published May 2017) Landing in Cuba is like stepping off a time machine. Colonial era architecture, 1940’s and 1950’s era American cars in great shape, oxen drawn ploughs, trash burned by incinerator or open air,

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Discovering the Eastern Mediterranean

The Eastern Med Yacht Rally opens doors to the wonders of the 'cradle of civilization"  (published March 2013) In the spring of 2011, as we enjoyed a tranquil life aboard in Turkey, we were transfixed by the news as the Arab Spring unfolded. We were staying in Kemer, southern Turkey,

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Salty Dawg Rally Update

(published March 2014) As winter in the Caribbean rolls on, the 110-strong Salty Dawg fleet that sailed in company last November from Hampton, Va. to The Bitter End Yacht Club in the B.V.I. is enjoying the pleasures of cruising in the topics. Some boats have remained in the B.V.I. while

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Salty Dawg Rally 2013

(published January 2014) The 2013 Salty Dawg Rally, which sailed from Hampton, VA to the Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC), Virgin Gorda, B.V.I, wrapped up in mid-November with the fleet arriving at their destinations safely and soundly. The SDR 2013 was the largest sailing rally ever to depart the East

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