Sailors Across the Globe Celebrate Summer Sailstice!

June 8, 2017 by Monica Grant

Take a look at some of the Summer Sailstice celebrations being held across Europe, Australia, the South Pacific and Canada!  And, make sure you join them by adding your annual registration here

Well known cruising sailor and author, Daria Blackwell is sailing her home waters in Clew Bay MY, Ireland.
Clew Bay

Ed is sailing the Stockholm Archipelago aboard a Bavaria 51 for Summer Sailstice and the Swedish Midsummer celebrations!
Stockholm Archipelago

Salty Priest has organized two events in Hungary's Lake Balaton.
Welcoming of Jezsu on Water 
"We work with 700+ students in the middle of Europe and this will be our school's first sailing season. A parent gave us a MacGregor 26M, so we would like to invite every sailor, and specially sailor parents and relatives of our students and also our alumnis, to welcome our sailboat and our team on the Lake. On the first day of summer vacation, say hello, and help us find our way in this long journey."
Catholic High Schools on Water
"There are different Catholic Religious High Schools in Hungary with long sailing tradition on Lake Balaton. (Well, there are at least two schools.) In this season another High School joins the religious fleet: the MacGregor 26M of the Jesuit High School of Miskolc, Hungary. On this first day of summer break, we hope that the experienced students will introduce the new ones to the sailing life."
Salty Priest   Lake Balaton

Peter is sailing the Dalmation Coast with friends, on his way to Croatia.
Croatia

The 'Life is Grand' Sailing Group will be enjoying their 14th trip together. Eight sailors on Sunsail's 50.5 foot Beneteau, leaving Tropea Italy westward for the Aeolian islands. "We are from California, USA and Paris, France."
Italy

Adriatic Maritime Institute (AMI) is taking 15 Croation students on an eight-day intensive program, named the Kornati Adventure. Students will learn about the region's boat building heritage and ecological significance, and travel to the remote locations aboard the traditional sailing vessels known as the Gajeta (GUY-et-a) - vessels that were typical to the Dalmation Coast and used to transport good and materials.
Gajeta-Cicibela
Gajeta Cicibela built in 1931. Photo by James Bender.

Harland will be cruising Australia's east coast, somewhere between Sydney, NSW and Darwin, NT.
Australia

Young & Salty are crossing the Pacific this March/April and hope to be basking on a South Pacific atoll in time for Summer Sailstice.
Young & Salty

Canada is hoisting sails all over the place with celebrations in Desolation Sound Comox, British Columbia, Hobie Tandem Island sailing in Lac-Simon, Québec, Fun Race and Raft up on Gleniffer Lake, Alberta - and by the way, "Everyone is invited!"   Port Elgin Yacht Club, Ontario is hosting the Commodore's Sailpast and sail around Logies, Thistledew2 is launching at Mars Marina and sailing to the family cottage on Buckhorn Lake, Aloha27 is sail extensively in the Bras d'Or Lake area of Cape Breton, Cruising Club of Notre Dame Bay is hosting a bay sail out of the Lewisporte Marina, Newfoundland. There will be sailors out on Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, racing in Northumberland Straits, Prince Edward Island, family sailing in British Columbia's Gulf Islands. The Sooke Sailing Association and The Sooke Sailing Co-op are organizing a sail and dinner in Sooke, BC, and Blast Performance Sailing is sharing the course of the last leg of the Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race's circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, from Victoria to Nanaimo, BC, through the Gulf Islands.

Lewsiporte

Are you inspired yet? Take a closer look and see if any of these celebrations are near you, otherwise just get out there and create your own. Either way, Sign up, Add your plans, and be a part of the greatest sailing celebration afloat! #HOWWILLYOUSAIL

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