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Who we are?
The CDSOA,Inc. is a national organization of Cape
Dory and Robinhood sailboat owners incorporated
in the State of Maryland. We have members from Washington State
to Florida, California to Maine and beyond, and are always looking
for new Cape Dory, Intrepid and Robinhood owners to join us. We
offer a strong national alliance of Cape Dory boats and have a
system in place to charter local area fleets.
There are three levels of membership: Voting, Associate and Honorary.
Though the emphasis of the organization is on Cape Dory sailboats,
we welcome Cape Dory and Robinhood powerboat owners to join as
Associate members and to participate in all of our activities.
The purpose of the association is to advance the sport
of yachting and the individual and family enjoyment thereof; to promote
the educational and technical interest of the membership and to enhance
the social enjoyment and good fellowship among the owners of Cape
How do Cape Dory owners benefit?
members have unrestricted access to our online newsletter MASTHEAD
as part of their annual membership. And, membership has other advantages
too. See Member Benefits for a current list of merchants offering
special discounts or benefits to CDSOA members. In addition, we also
have a very active message board, the Cape Dory Board,
where all boat owners are welcome to submit their questions, comments
and resolutions regarding our boats. Although CDSOA membership is
not a requirement to take advantage of our web site and the Cape
Dory Board, please keep in mind that it is paid for by membership
dollars, so why not join?
The CDSOA regularly organizes meetings and events, both on and
off the water, in each of our regions. And on this web site you'll
find information regarding upcoming general
and fleet events, details and contact
information regarding our regional fleets,
as well as news regarding the CDSOA and
We also offer a catalog of custom CDSOA items including burgees,
hats, T-shirts, monogrammed polo shirts, towels, etc. Contact Sandy
Davis regarding Chandlery items or visit
our online store.
How do I join or renew my CDSOA membership?
To join or renew,
print and fill out the membership/renewal form. CLICK
HERE for the PDF version**
HERE for the Microsoft Word
version of the form. Mail the completed form, along with your check
for $40.00 to our Memberhip Chairman
Bly Hartley at 128 Old Edwards Road, Arnoldville,
Or click on the PayPal
icon below to join or
renew your CDSOA membership and to pay by credit
card. [NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account
to pay by credit card, but PayPal does the processing.]
Dues are $40 plus a $5 fee
(only $40 if paying by check!) for a calendar year
membership which begins on January 1st
and expires on December 31st
of each year. You can also purchase a 3 or 5-year membership if
you wish. For more information, contact Bly Hartley
at 706-354-1339 or send an e-mail to capedorymembers*NOSPAMfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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CDSOA memberships expire on December 31st of each year, so
don't wait to renew!
Disclaimer: The CDSOA is a private voluntary
social club. The CDSOA and this Web site are not associated with and
do not represent Cape Dory Yachts, which is a division of Newport
Shipyards Corp., nor any of the other businesses or individuals mentioned