Summer Sailstice News & Stories

News

Sailboat Rescue

One of the best opportunities for new people to get into sailing is to visit 'Craig's List' and restore a boat that's been languishing in a field.  Yes, it might require some parts, some work and some elbow grease but many of today's sailors started when 'do-it-yourself' was the only way go.  

October 22, 2014 by John A
News

Massapoag Sunfish Fleets Celebrated

The longest day of the summer brought a mixing of finishes in the Sunfish fleet today. For the first time in almost a year, the Laser fleet showed up just to make things interesting. There were extreme wind shifts. There was carnage at the starting line as boats were starting and finishing at the same time. There were number scores and letter scores, a disqualification, and almost everyone who showed up took a first.

September 22, 2014 by John A
News

Save The Date - 2015

September 23 is the fall Equinox and, for many, the 2014 sailing season is winding down. Read our fall newsletter with a look ahead to planning your weekend of June 20, 2015 Summer Sailstice sailing.  

Otherwise we hope you're out sailing today for Bart's Bash or have some other great reason to be on the water this weekend.   

 

September 21, 2014 by John A
News

Summer Whale Tales from Monterey Bay

Summer Sailstice participant, Esta Lee Albright, sailed his Ranger 26 'Valkyrie' out of Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club to enjoy some summer sailing after the Sailstice.  There was much more to enjoy than just sailing:

September 12, 2014 by John A
Sailstice Tales, News

Burgas Bay, Pomorie, Bulgaria – “Hobie Island Club Bulgaria!”

Burgas Bay, Pomorie, Bulgaria – “Hobie Island Club Bulgaria!”  

“Even after a deadly storm in Varna the night before our sailing plans- we firmly decided to sail from Sunny Beach to Pomorie for the annual regatta and take part in Summer Sailstice 2014.

September 5, 2014 by Abby
Sailstice Tales, News

Summer Sailstice 2014 Aboard Sirocco, a 43’ J/130

Every year in June our club, Oceanside Yacht Club, schedules a cruise/race to Dana Point, California which is 21 miles north of our harbor.  As luck would have it, the 2014 edition of this event fell on the Summer Sailstice weekend.  When the club received the notice announcing this year’s Sailstice, one of our members entered the club’s cruise/race on the event website and we signed up,

September 5, 2014 by Abby
Sailstice Tales, News

Gilligan’s Island, Puerto Rico “Hobie Island Club Puerto Rico!”

LOCATION: Gilligan’s Island, Puerto Rico

“Summer Sailing Get-a-way!”                     

Captain Gilberto “Tuto” Rivera said, "We Sailed out to a well-known, offshore  area called Gilligan’s Island.

It's been amazing being part of a worldwide event such as Summer Sailstice. Coming from such a small island on the Caribbean, makes us feel proud of doing what we love."

September 5, 2014 by Abby
News

Fun First: Second Annual Galiano Sailing Regatta

Summer Sailstice mission is to showcase the full spectrum of sailing which, for just about all participants, is a form a recreation.  It's a race, a cruise, an adventure or challenge but as a foundation to it all is satisfaction, enjoyment, pleasure.  Summer Sailstice booster, Liz Chandler, passed on a notice of race she received from the Pacific Northwest which goes for the fun first.

September 3, 2014 by John A
News

We’re on a Sailing Mission…Why?

Sailors are the same everywhere and so incredibly different. In a social environment you discover most sailors participate with passion they want to share – often with endless stories at the bar or more often by introducing friends, family and others to sailing. Yet, once they get to the dock, how they sail – race, cruise, tall ship or dinghy tends to splinter them into minute factions with narrow interests to promote. How are they the same?

August 31, 2014 by John A
Sailstice Tales, News

Winner of Nautical Jewellry

Mia won the piece of Nautical Jewellery and is the editor of the Sailing Club Newsletter (www.thesailingclub.org ). She shares the story from trip leader Mary Ann below: 

August 30, 2014 by Abby

Pages