J/Boats Sail for Summer Sailstice

July 15, 2017 by John A

Sailors of J/Boats span the globe and are annually invited to sail with their sisterships regardless of where they're sailing in the world.  Now they're in the thick of summer sailing having raced, cruised and launched their sailing summer on Summer Sailstice.

Sail Across the Globe and Celebrate Summer Sailstice


Summer Sailstice.com (Newport, RI)- Invite your J/Boat family, neighbors, friends, fleet members and owner's association members to sign up, hoist sails and celebrate sailing “together” on June 24th - wherever they are in the world!!

What is Summer Sailstice??


Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt of Latitude38.com fame, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the weekend nearest the summer solstice.

JBoats sailorsThe annual Summer Sailstice sailing event is free to all participants and has grown from 200 boats signed up in 2001 to almost 5,000 boats today. Since many sailors join in the fun on many different boats, the actual number of Summer Sailstice sailors participating is estimated at almost 19,000 annually.

The Vision is “To Unite sailors worldwide to celebrate and share their passion for sailing.”

The Mission is to “Host a spectacular weekend uniting and bonding a critical mass of sailors worldwide in a common, publicly visible, inspiring event to demonstrate and celebrate sailing resulting in a significant, positive impact on participation.  And, like sailing, have fun doing it!” 

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