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SSCA General Fund Needs Your Help and Your Generosity

The SSCA is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization with three thousand members and relies on its membership to fund its operations and benefits.

We are working on making SSCA an even stronger organization for the future. Will you please help us?

Please consider a contribution to the SSCA General Fund.  Help the Association provide benefits and services to not only its membership but to the cruising community as a whole.  It's easy and you can use the Donate button below or the one to the right.  Volunteerism is the hallmark of this organization and it is great because its members keep the traditions of sharing cruising information, fostering camaraderie and leaving a clean wake alive through volunteering time, knowledge, expertise and finances. With your support, SSCA will continue to offer exceptional programs and services to the blue water cruising community.

General Fund Donation

Donations to the SSCA General Fund are not tax deductible.

Voting Now Open for 2019 Elections

This year voting members will be electing two members to fill two vacancies on the SSCA Board of Directors.  A majority of the board is required to be voting members; in order to comply with the bylaws (Article IV, Section 1), at least one Commodore needs to be elected to one of the two open seats.  Commodores, please review the candidates as well as the six proposed bylaws amendments using the link below to the Commodore Voting page before casting your ballot.  The ballot link is also found on the same page.

Commodore Voting

The online voting deadline is November 6, 2019.  Voting can be cast in person at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 16th @ 1:30 pm at the St. Augustine Shrine, Club in St. Augustine, FL.

Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting during the St. Augustine Gam in November where the newly elected board members will take office.

Penobscot Bay Gam:  July 26th-27th

The 29th annual Penobscot Bay Gam will return to the Maine Sail Power & Steam Museum this July.  The traditional dinghy raft-up will be held on Friday afternoon, July 26th and the gam will be held on Saturday, July 27th.  Brian Perkins of the Marine Stewardship Council will be the featured speaker.  For more information and to register, go to the Penobscot Bay Gam page.

Seven Seas U Webinars for July

Be sure to register for one of the upcoming Seven Seas U webinars scheduled for July. For more details on these webinars, visit the Seven Seas U page

NAV104:  OpenCPN Unleashed, July 9th @ 8pm EDT

CLS116:  Getting the Most Out of Your SSCA Membership, July 16th @ 8pm EDT

WXR101:  Introduction to Marine Weather, July 18th @ 8pm EDT

SYS106:  Optimizing Solar & Wind Power, July 30th @ 8pm EDT

Nominate Someone for an SSCA Award

SSCA is now accepting award nominations for its seven award categories.  The nomination deadline is July 31, 2019.  Read More

SSCA Launches Fleet Map

SSCA has launched a new fleet locator for members!  This new member benefit is being sponsored by Cruise RO Water so be sure to thank them for their support.  You can find the locator at or under the Membership menu on the website Homepage after logging onto the site.  The locator is based on your boat’s MMSI number and in order for your boat to be displayed on the map, you need to make sure your boat’s MMSI number is saved in your member profile and that you are reporting your position to MarineTraffic.comLearn More

Are Your Photos Contest Worthy?

The 2019 photo contest is now open and runs through October.  Find out all the details and learn how to submit your photos and cast your vote for the current month's contest.  Read More

s/v Aurora

Annapolis Gam:  Sept. 27th-29th

The 33rd annual Annapolis Gam is returning to the Maryland Yacht Club in Pasadena, MD for the second year.  Activities will begin with an optional dinghy raft-up, potluck and Heading South discussion on Friday followed by two full days of sessions, including a new DIY track.  John Kretschmer, author of Sailing to the Edge of Time, will be the keynote speaker.  For more information on the gam and to register, go to the Annapolis Gam page.

Surfing in Tofino Marc Bodian
Tofino Sunset, Vancouver Island
Marc Bodian, s/v Averi

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