Summer Sailstice News & Stories

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Here are Two More Restored Sailboat Entries.

Restoring old sailboats appears to be popular, here are two more entries for the RESTORE AN OLD SAILBOAT contest.

June 22, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Almost Time for Summer Sailstice - Is your Pin on the Map?

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?

June 21, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Can we Enter our own Competition?

Entries for the Summer Sailstice 2017 contests are coming in fast! 

June 20, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Restore an Old Sail Boat Contest Attracts Entries

We now have three entries for the RESTORE AN OLD SAILBOAT Contest, is yours one of them?

June 14, 2017 by Monica Grant
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So Many Fun Events for Summer Sailstice 2017

Have you been keeping an eye on the Events page? There are dozens of fun events and sailing plans being added everyday. 

June 14, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Win a 7-day Bareboat BVI Charter with Sunsail

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/

June 14, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Summer Sailstice Contests are READY, SET, GO!

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!

June 12, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Sailors Across the Globe Celebrate Summer Sailstice!

Sailors the world over are celebrating Summer Sailstice with events and sailing plans across Europe, Australia, the South Pacific and Canada!

June 8, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Have a 'Green' Summer Sailstice with Sailors for the Sea

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.

June 5, 2017 by Monica Grant
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East Coast Prepares to Celebrate Summer Sailstice 2017

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!

June 4, 2017 by Monica Grant
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#HOWWILLYOUSAIL Join Summer Sailstice Celebrations Across the Country

What are your plans for Summer Sailstice 2017? We're taking a look at some of the Celebrations popping up across the country. #HOWWILLYOUSAIL

June 3, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Collect RSVPs for your Event and Win a Summer Sailstice Burgee!

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?

June 2, 2017 by Monica Grant
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4 Weeks to Summer Sailstice '17 #HOWWILLYOUSAIL

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?

 

May 30, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Early-Bird Winners Receive Navionics Charts and Summer Sailstice 2017 Burgees

Do you have your Summer Sailstice 2017 Burgee yet? How about a Navionics 2GB Custom Chart?

May 27, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Celebrate Summer Sailstice in Texas with Mantus Anchors, and Many Others!

Where, and with who will you be sailing on June 24 this year?

May 22, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Dean's is the first 'RESTORE AN OLD SAILBOAT' Entry

Dean is the first Sailstice sailor to enter the 2017 ‘Restore An Old Sailboat’ contest with his 1970, Ericson 32'.

May 22, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Belt Out a Tune While you Sail, with Kala Brand and Ukulele Magazine.

Belt out some salty sailing tunes this Summer Sailstice, and you could win a Kala Brand Ukulele and a subscription to Ukulele magazine.

May 21, 2017 by Monica Grant
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How Many Hunters Sail on Summer Sailstice?

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! 

May 19, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Todd Wins A 2017 Summer Sailstice Burgee! How, you ask?...

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!  

May 19, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Croatian Students' Sail Traditional Boats on Summer 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. 

May 15, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Enter a Summer Sailstice Contest

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!

May 12, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Jeanneau's Mission to Preserve Marine Biodiversity

According to the statement that heads up Jeanneau's list of values and commitments, Jeanneau is on a mission to preserve marine biodiversity.

May 11, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Catalina Yachts - Sailing the Boats that Frank Built!

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.”

May 9, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Three Sailors Win 2Gb Chart from Navionics

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. 

May 3, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Take a Free Sailboat Ride in Minneapolis!

Twin Cities Sailing Club in Minneapolis is offering Free Sailboat rides!

April 28, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Celebrate Sailstice with a Progressive Dinner!

Broad Bay Sailing Association and Hampton Yacht Club, are hosting Virginia's best dining experience, the Summer Sailstice Progressive Dinner, in Willoughby Bay, with a second dinner b

April 27, 2017 by Monica Grant
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So Many Different Ways to Celebrate Summer Sailstice!

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.

April 24, 2017 by Monica Grant
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East Coast USA - the Place To Be for Summer Sailstice '17?

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! 

April 17, 2017 by Monica Grant
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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 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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