Summer Sailstice News & Stories
James Bender and his friend Crni found themselves in possession of a 1924 Gajeta named Vinka, and set about to restore her to her rightful glory. "As we stepped aboard, I instantly saw the notation of the early builders, the keelson that had a carved mast step where the rig used to be placed. Here was the first clue it was authentic..."
Restoring old sailboats appears to be popular, here are two more entries for the RESTORE AN OLD SAILBOAT contest.
In just a few days time sailors across the globe will celebrate Summer Sailstice 2017 by casting off and heading out on the water to sail. Will you be among them?
Entries for the Summer Sailstice 2017 contests are coming in fast!
Have you been keeping an eye on the Events page? There are dozens of fun events and sailing plans being added everyday.
Have you signed up for Summer Sailstice yet? If you have, you're in with a chance to win a 7-day Bareboat BVI Charter donated by Sunsail. If not, you know what to do!http://www.sunsail.com/
Are you ready for Summer Sailstice 2017? We've updated and finalized all our contests, so take a look, get set and go be creative. Apart from being fun, it means you have extra chances to win great prizes!
Sailors the world over are celebrating Summer Sailstice with events and sailing plans across Europe, Australia, the South Pacific and Canada!
While joining the whole world sailing for Summer Sailstice, help protect our waterways with these five tips from Summer Sailstice ocean conservation partner, Sailors for the Sea.
East Coaster are no slouches when it comes to Sailing. Right now they're leading the charge with Summer Sailstice celebrations popping up all over the place!
What are your plans for Summer Sailstice 2017? We're taking a look at some of the Celebrations popping up across the country. #HOWWILLYOUSAIL
Recently said we'll send a Summer Sailstice 2017 burgee from North Sails, to any event organizer who has 5 or more people RSVP to their event. How many do you have?
Join J/Boat sailors across the globe for this year's Summer Sailstice celebrations!
With only 4 weeks left until Summer Sailstice 2017, we're seeing a lot of plans and events being registered for the annual celebration. How will you 'sailebrate' this June?
Do you have your Summer Sailstice 2017 Burgee yet? How about a Navionics 2GB Custom Chart?
Where, and with who will you be sailing on June 24 this year?
Dean is the first Sailstice sailor to enter the 2017 ‘Restore An Old Sailboat’ contest with his 1970, Ericson 32'.
Belt out some salty sailing tunes this Summer Sailstice, and you could win a Kala Brand Ukulele and a subscription to Ukulele magazine.
Local artists will be at the Encinal Yacht Club Sailstice Festival to paint scenes and also sell their work.
Is this a trick question? Not really, we're putting out the call for Hunter sailboat owners to join us for Summer Sailstice, and are excited to see how many are on the water this June!
Are you Hosting a Summer Sailstice Event? Want to win a 2017 Summer Sailstice burgee for your boat? Todd won a burgee and you could win one too. Just be like Todd!
Do you know the origins of your Hobie sailcraft? Did you know that Hobie’s first venture on the water was in the production of surfboards?
Summer Sailstice is on June 24, and World Ocean Festival kicks off with an Ocean March on June 4. You can start with the March and Sail right on into the Sailstice!
Croatian students from homes for children without parents, will have the opportunity to sail traditional boats during this year's Summer Sailstice through Adriatic Maritime Institute's summer program, the Kornati Adventure.
Jody and John Horner won a personalized boarding mat from Cape Hatteras Marine during Summer Sailstice 2017, and this is what they did!
This year we've got four Contests for you enter. And on top of being fun, it means you have four extra chances to win some great prizes!
According to the statement that heads up Jeanneau's list of values and commitments, Jeanneau is on a mission to preserve marine biodiversity.
'It’s near the bridge, on Quai des Greniers, that our grandfather created his boatyard in 1884, on which, of course, figured his name: BÉNÉTEAU.' - Annette Roux.
Frank Butler said that when he founded Catalina Yachts in 1970, his goal was to build good boats that are good value for his customers, and that Catalinas are “the result of listening carefully to our customers and dealers.”
The Summer Sailstice 2017 prize pool is looking pretty exciting, as we welcome aboard new and long-term supporters who collectively have donated hundreds of prizes for Summer Sailstice participants.
The weather in the Bay Area this weekend has been stunning to say the least, and with winds of reportedly around 10 - 22 knots, sailors participating in the 118th Great Vallejo Race (GVR) have no doubt have been enjoying themselves immensely in what appeared to be near Sail-perfect conditions.
Boye Knives has joined Summer Sailstice and is donating a Folding 'Cobalt' Knife for one lucky Sailstice sailor!
Gary, Tom, and Nicole have each won a custom made, pre-programmed 2GB chart for the area of their choice from Summer Sailstice supporter, Navionics.
Twin Cities Sailing Club in Minneapolis is offering Free Sailboat rides!
Follow the link and find out how...
Are you still undecided about how to celebrate Summer Sailstice?
Here are some interesting plans and events that are registered for the 17th annual Sailstice celebrations.
Navionics has been helping sailors, power boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts keep on track for more than 30 years, and are continuing to be at the forefront of innovative charting and navigation.
East Coasters are getting into the swing of things with lots of sailing events already registered for this years Sailstice celebrations. Take a look and see what's happening!
Soundings Magazine ran this story about the the lessons sailing offer beyond moving a boat through the water by force of wind. Over time most sailors get to appreciate this but it may often be hard to express.
No matter where you sail, the oceans provide for you every single day. It supplies half the air we breathe; distributes heat around the globe, and is a primary source of protein for 2.6 billion people. But humans have damaged this precious resource with plastic pollution; overfishing and we are even changing the chemistry of the ocean.
Californian sailor, Mark Werder is a two-time prize winner.
You don't always have to use your own imagination to celebrate with Summer Sailstice. Take a look at this list of events that are Open to the Public. You might find one nearby!
These crews are getting ahead and registering their Sailstice plans in preparation for the June celebration.
Now that the holiday season has passed and we’re on the other side of the winter solstice, it may be a good time to take a look at the summer ahead and make your sailng plans. This year Summer Sailstice is on the weekend of June 24, so you’ve got 5 months left to get on board.
North West Sailing Association member and Fleet Captain, Mike Saavedra, is this year’s winner of the GoSun Solar-powered Stove.
Are you a part of a Youth or Community Sailing Program and could use some small sailing dinghies?
Jody Horner is quite creative, and this year and was rewarded with a win in both the Video Challenge and the Sea Shanty Shake. But it sounds like this happy sailor also has a knack for bringing friends together to enjoy sailing, and the annual Summer Sailstice celebrations. This is what Jody has to say about her life on the water...