Competitions for Summer Sailstice 2016!

June 13, 2016 by Monica Grant
Deadline Extended Until Midnight on Sunday, July 17!!!! Last chance to show us your creative talents!
We've organized three fun and easy competitions to help you celebrate Summer Sailstice 2017!  


Check out the details and get those creative juices flowing...


Sea Shanty Shake:

Sing us a song, so we can all sing along….

Send in a video or voice recording of you, or your and your merry band, singing your favorite sea shanty during your Summer Sailstice celebrations.

Sing solo, or together, with music or A cappella…

Judges will be looking for fun and originality. Rhythm, harmony and musical skills are optional!

Prizes include Waterman Ukuleles from Kala Brand Music, Rigging Knives or Tethers from Wichard Marine, a Trekr, Scrubr and Aquabot set from Lunatec, Blue Water Sailing Magazine subscriptions, and Summer Sailstice swag. 

So start practicing. You have until July 9th to send us your tune. 

Email to, Post to our FB page at or Post to Instagram at  

Remember to include #summersailstice in your post!


Restore a Small Boat:

Have you been working on restoring or rebuilding a small boat? 

Send us some pics and a description of what you’ve done. Perhaps it’s an old tender you found in your grandparent’s shed, or a sailing dinghy left forgotten and forlorn under a dirty old tarp, or perhaps you’re restoring a wooden canoe that you bought cheap at a local yard sale. 

Whatever it is, send it in and be in the running for prizes which include a hard cover copy of Keeping The Tradition Alive from Maine Windjammer Cruises®, Peek Polish, Dock Lines from New England Ropes, Good Old Boat Magazine subscriptions, Chafe Guards from Spiroll Chafe Guards, and LogBook Apps from 2K Yachting. 

You have until July 9th to send us your entry. 

Email to, or post to our Facebook at or to our Instagram page at  

Remember to include #summersailstice in your post!


Summer Sailstice Video Challenge:

Charge up those cameras, and practice your editing skills… 

Send us a 1-minute video clip of your Summer Sailstice 2016 celebrations, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to. Be creative, be professional, be funky or be crazy… 

Judges will be looking for clips that demonstrate all or any of the pleasures of sailing, whether before, during, after… What ever floats your boat and fills your sails, send it in and be in the running for prizes starting with a GoPro HERO Session, Polishes and Conditioners from Team McLube, Personalized Boarding Mats from Cape Hatteras Marine, Winch Handles from Schaefer Marine and Blue Water Magazine subscriptions. 

So get organized and start casting, you have until July 9th to send us your entry. 

Email to, Post to our FB page at or Post to Instagram at  

Remember to include #summersailstice in your post!

Just want to send us some pics instead?

Whether you prefer Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, what ever you do be sure to include #summersailstice in your post. We'll be selecting a few of our favorites and awarding prizes!

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Hi Jody & John, we'll be looking out for your entry. Happy Summer Sailstice! :)

On the prettiest evening of the year,  temps in the 70s and a beautiful sunset looking up the Rappahannock we sailed into the night under an almost full moon , also decorated by Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.   The wind was light and the Bay smooth.   The tide coming in made it hard to reach the outer marker but once around we rode it to the next mark under a spinnaker that would hardly draw.   Back around Stingray light we found some breeze and some of the rest of the fleet.  Keeping to the widest part of the Piankatank and finding more breeze to the left we tacked toward the finish and caught and passed another boat on the last leg putting icing on the cake that was a wonderful night to be on the Chesapeake Bay.  

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