Summer Sailstice News & Stories

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'Young & Salty' Sailors Ride a Millennial Wave

Fiona McGlynn (29) and Robin Urquhart (34) are two young and salty sailors who recently decided to cast off the dock lines to their their 1979 Dufour 35, MonArk, and ride the 
March 12, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Join a Local Event for Summer Sailstice 2017!

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!

 

February 16, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Planning Ahead for Summer Sailstice 2017!

These crews are getting ahead and registering their Sailstice plans in preparation for the June celebration.

February 10, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Celebrate Summer Sailstice Offshore With 'Freda B'

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.

January 26, 2017 by Monica Grant
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GoSun Solar-powered Stove Finds New Home in Wisconsin

 

North West Sailing Association member and Fleet Captain, Mike Saavedra, is this year’s winner of the GoSun Solar-powered Stove.

 

December 4, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Summer Sailstice Founder, John Arndt, Takes the Helm of Latitude 38

What this man won't do for sailing...
Congratulations to Summer Sailstice founder, John Arndt, on his newest venture as owner of West Coast sailing magazine, Latitude 38.

October 25, 2016 by Monica Grant
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What Happens When the Race Starts at the Slip?

Elizabeth, Past Commmodore of the Windjammers Sailing Club on Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, created a fun Summer Sailstice race event, which had sailors jostling for line honors before they even left the marina!

October 22, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Roosters Shine in Oklahoma

Teresa Smith Galoob's work on her 

October 18, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Sailors for love and for life!

‘Learning to sail is a gift that never goes away, never fades, never ends.’
These are the words of Andrew Cross, this year’s winner of the Summer Sailstice ‘Restore a Small Boat’ competition.

September 15, 2016 by Monica Grant
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'Thanks John, for Summer Sailstice!'

'First I must thank Summer Sailstice for the inspiration to create videos of sailing at our club,' said Video Competition 1st place, winner Evelyn Bauer.

September 9, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Winners are Grinners - New Sailor Completes Class, and Wins Prize!

Vallejo Yacht Club, CA, was the scene of multiple celebrations on June 18, as enthusiastic young sailor, Sterling spent the day completing his 'Introduction to Sailing' class!

July 21, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Fort Peck Gains Sailors Through Summer Sailstice

Fort Peck Sailing Club is possibly one of the newest sailing clubs in existence, but it’s certainly not going unnoticed. This thriving young club began its life in the summer of 2015 and has taken sailing by the sheets to engage people of all ages in the great sport.

July 14, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Ninnescah Sailing Association Enjoys Exciting Sailstice Celebrations!

The Ninnescah Sailing Association in Wichita, Kansas celebrated Summer Sailstice with a social gathering ahead of the annual blessing of the fleet to kick off what can only be a great summer of sailing.

July 14, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Summer Sailstice Competitions Extended to July 17!

We've extended the deadline for the 2016 Video, Sea Shanty, and Boat Restorations competitions. Meanwhile, take a look at some of the video entries we've received so far...

July 13, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Lake Canyon Yacht Club Celebrates Sensational Second Summer Sailstice

Captain Kirk (aka Gary Kirkham) sent us a round up of the Lake Canyon Yacht Club's second annual Summer Sailstice celebration. From the sounds of Capt. Kirk's news, the LCYC is gaining a following and enjoying a taste of notoriety for their Summer Sailstice activities...

July 4, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Sailstice, Boat Tug-O-War in Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL was the setting for an inter-club raft up and tug-o-war between the Gulfstream Sailing Club,

June 25, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Oklahoma Sailors Celebrate Despite Imminent Storms

Teresa Smith Galoob and her husband, Mike, were part of a small but hardy group of sailors who braved bleak weather and storm warnings to celebrate Summer Sailstice in Oklahoma.

June 23, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Father's 'Celebrating Sailstice' Day!

Dad’s across the country had the best of both worlds last weekend when they combined Father’s Day with Summer Sailstice…

June 23, 2016 by Monica Grant
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More 'Happy Snaps' from Summer Sailstice 2016!

Keep sending us your photos they look great!

June 22, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Early-Bird Pics from Summer Sailstice 2016!!!

Take a look and see what's been happening around the country for Summer Sailstice 2016...

June 20, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Can This Be My Entry for the Small Boat Restoration Competition??

How’s your Small Boat Restoration project looking? Here's a bit of an insight in to getting 100+-year-old schooners ready for the summer season.

June 16, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Prize Donors Celebrate in California, Sweden and Germany!

What do New Legacy Productions, Waterline Design and 2K Yachting have in Common? They're all Summer Sailstice prize donors, and they're all joining the whole world in celebration of sailing this weekend!

June 15, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Restore a Small Boat Comp: This Little Boat Shines!

Andrew Cross and his family have restored a Quartermaster 8 sailing/rowing dinghy, which was quite un-seaworthy when they began.

June 14, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Competitions for Summer Sailstice 2016!

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...

 

June 13, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Summer Sailstice Fever in Camden, ME

Camden, ME is hotting-up as the place to be for Summer Sailstice 2016 with a number of historic Schooners planning to celebrate on the tranquil waters of Penobscot Bay. If you haven't sailed on one of these beautiful vessels before, perhaps this is the year to do so.

June 12, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Anchors Aweigh with SailTime's Boat Sharing Expos

SailTime are coming out in force next weekend to help the whole world celebrate, with Boat Sharing Expos taking place at several of their U.S. locations!

June 10, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Jeanneau Owners Across the Country gather for Summer Sailstice Celebrations!

What are your Summer Sailstice plans? Jeanneau owners across the country are celebrating Summer Sailstice with Rendezvous in Seattle and Anacortes, WA., Annapolis, MD., and Vancouver, Western Canada.

June 9, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Celebrate Summer Sailstice on the Gulf of Mexico!

Has anyone sailed in the Gulf of Mexico recently? How about ‘planning to sail’ the in Gulf?
From what I hear the Gulf Coast provides some pretty fun sailing opportunities, and judging by some of the Summer Sailstice events posted from the locals there, I might have heard right!
Here are what some crews are getting up to:

May 27, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Mystical Paradise - Singlehanded on a Catalina 400

Tony Pozun of the Long Island Sound Catalina Owners Association is hosting their Summer Sailstice weekend picnic sail to Oyster Bay aboard his Catalina 400 with his wife Barbara.  It's one of 9 events schedued for 2016 for LISCO members and is immediately followed by a solstice sail to NYC!

May 24, 2016 by John A
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Summer Sailstice in Maine, anyone?

If you're heading to Maine this summer or are lucky enough to live there, take a look at some of the Summer Sailstice events you might find in your area:

May 24, 2016 by Monica Grant
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What's Your Yacht Club Doing On Summer Sailstice?

On the solstice weekend Southern yacht clubs may be just starting to 'reason with hurrican season' while those in the North are putting on the last coast of varnish before launching for the long days of the short summer sailing season.  Regardless of Latitude all clubs know it's not the summer season ahead - it's the sailing season ahead and it's the right time to hoist sails and celebreate sailing.

May 20, 2016 by John A
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SailSFBay.org Invites San Francisco Bay Residents to Sail!

Seven million people live in the greater San Francisco metro area and many will spend hours on the road to get to the coast, the mountains or some other regional escape to connect with nature.  However, for most, the Bay itself is the closest, quickest escape to nature available.  

May 16, 2016 by John A
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Celebrate with Sunsail, plus, be eligible for Sunsail's One-Week Bareboat Charter!

Sunsail is inviting sailors all over the world to join them on June 18 for the 16th annual Summer Sailstice.

May 12, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Celebrate Summer Sailstice with Cape Hatteras Marine!

Summer Sailstice prize donor, Cape Hatteras Marine, invites Summer Sailstice sailors to celebrate with them at the San Diego Boat Show on June 18!

May 6, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Have you ever attended a Gam?

Voyaging With Kids co-author, Behan Gifford, and her family are sailing to Essex, CT aboard their Stevens 47, 'Totem', to celebrate Summer Sailstice at the 4th annual SSCA Gam.

April 29, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Wondering How To Celebrate Summer Sailstice?

Clubs, groups and friends all over the world are putting their pins on the map and inviting you to join them. 

April 22, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Celebrate Summer Sailstice at the Jeanneau Rendezvous in Western Canada

Jeanneau owners in Western Canada are celebrating this year’s Summer Sailstice with the 16th annual Western Canada Jeanneau Rendezvous. Jenny Armstrong from event sponsor, Fraser Yacht Sales, says the Rendezvous crea

April 13, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Summer Sailstice Celebrations in Germany

Helmut and Almute Kraus, founders and owners of 2K Yachting will experience their first Summer Sailstice celebration this coming June, both as sailors and as prize donors.

March 20, 2016 by Monica Grant
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“Terry and Allison Sail the BVI” Part II: 2015 ‘Sunsail Charter' Winners Share Their BVI Holiday Memories

Terry and Allison Canade from the Sheridan Shore Yacht Club, Lake Michigan took the opportunity to get out of the chilly Chicago weather and enjoy some warmth and sunshine by redeeming their 2015 Summer Sailstice prize, from Sunsail Yacht Charters.

March 16, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Getting Sail-Ready!

Hi again Sailors! We’ve been busy organizing some great gear for your up coming June Celebration, which if you happen to be counting (like I am) is now only 15 weeks away.
So make sure you’re signed up, have your sailing plans posted so we can all see what you’re getting up to, and take a look at the new prizes we’ve added this week...

March 9, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Congratulations to our First Summer Sailstice Prize-Winner for 2016!

Julien Hofberg has won the first Summer Sailstice participation prize for 2016!

January 7, 2016 by Monica Grant
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2016 is almost here! Have You Posted Your Plans for Summer Sailstice Yet?

Summer Sailstice 2016 is only 27 weeks away! Think that's a long time? It's not really when you think about how fast this year has flown by, so maybe now is a good time to set your own plans for next year's annual, Global Celebration of Sailing. After all 2016 is now less than 12 hours away and summer will soon follow.
Take a look at some of the plans already posted...

December 31, 2015 by Monica Grant
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Sunrise – Sunset Sailstice Sailing

“Sunrise, sunset, swiftly flow the days….”

That 1964 tune from Fiddler On the Roof popped into our heads - not once, but three times in the past week. But we can explain: three recent events added to the Summer Sailstice calendar all had sunrise-sunset themes – which we think is a total terrific idea.

May 10, 2015 by JR
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G'Day, Mate and Stop the Presses!

We interrupt our regular programming to bring you the latest organization to sign up for Summer Sailstice: Blue Peter – The Sailing School. Why does this merit special mention? Three reasons: First, it is a sailing school with a cool approach to youth development. Second, part of that cool approach is that most teaching is done aboard small, open boats. And third, the Blue Peter Sailing School operates out of Moreton Bay, Australia.

May 7, 2015 by John A
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Summer at SUNY

A hearty ‘welcome aboard’ to SUNY Maritime, who will be participating in Summer Sailstice for the first time this year. On Thursday, June 18, from 5 p.m. until dark, they will host free introductory sails aboard three of their small keelboats - a Colgate 26, Sonar 23 and a J-24. All sails will depart and return to their Throg’s Neck location at the southeast corner of the Bronx.

March 29, 2015 by JR
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OCC Sailing - 60 Years Strong

“It was an absolutely perfect day on the water – sunny, warm and 7+ knots of breeze. We had a terrific mix of volunteers and staff taking about 100 people sailing on our Lido 14 dinghies, Shields, Harbor 20s and of course Betty, our Catalina 42. Participants ranged in age from 15 months to 77 years. It was smiles all around.”

March 24, 2015 by JR
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Marion-Bermuda Race - A Nod To The Past, A Focus On The Future

It’s not often that an inaugural sailing event – especially a long-distance ocean race – draws more than 100 entries. But that was the case with the Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race. Developed by a coalition of members from the Beverly Yacht Club (of Marion, Massachusetts), Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club of Bermuda, and the Blue Water Sailing Club – and still co-run by all three clubs - the first running of this premier cruising boat competition in 1977 drew 104 starters.

March 12, 2015 by JR
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Summer Sailstice in the BVI's

Join Bob Diamond of Spinnaker Sailing in Redwood City for this annual trip to the BVI's.  Bob has been a longtime supporter of Summer Sailstice and we are thrilled that he will be spending the holiday on holiday in one of the best sailing destinations in the world!  If you are looking for a way to take your Summer Sailstice to the next level I would recommend finding out more information from Bob! 

November 17, 2013 by Abby
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Pickwick Summer Sailstice

May 30, 2013 by Abby
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Marion Bermuda Race Celebrates Summer Sailstice

BerNews in Bermuda reports on Summer Sailstice celebrations in conjunction with the Marion - Bermuda Race: 

May 20, 2013 by John A

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