Summer Sailstice News & Stories

Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

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
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, News

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
News

Plein Air Paint Out at the Encinal YC Sailstice Festival

Artists Marcus Lui will be at the Encinal Yacht Club Sailstice Festival to paint scenes and also sell their work. 

 

 

May 20, 2017 by Sarah Arndt
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, News

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
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, News

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
Sailing Inspiration, News

Do you Know the Origins of your Hobie Sailcraft?

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?

May 17, 2017 by Monica Grant
Sailing Inspiration, News

Summer Sailstice, or Ocean March? You Can Do Both!

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!

May 16, 2017 by Monica Grant
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, News

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
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, News

Look at S/V Hula Girl's Personalized Boarding Mat from Cape Hatteras Marine!

Jody and John Horner won a personalized boarding mat from Cape Hatteras Marine during Summer Sailstice 2017, and this is what they did!

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
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, News

Summer Sailstice Sailors Celebrate Aboard Beneteaus

'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.

May 10, 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
Prizes, News

All Aboard for Summer Sailstice 2017 with Our New and Long-Term Supporters!

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.

May 8, 2017 by Monica Grant
Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

118th Great Vallejo Race Enjoys Near Sail-perfect Conditions

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. 

May 7, 2017 by Monica Grant
Prizes, News

Welcome Aboard Boye Knives

Boye Knives has joined Summer Sailstice and is donating a Folding 'Cobalt' Knife for one lucky Sailstice sailor!

May 7, 2017 by Monica Grant
Featured Events, Prizes, News

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
Featured Events, News

Take a Free Sailboat Ride in Minneapolis!

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

April 28, 2017 by Monica Grant
Prizes, News

Sign Up and Win with Navionics!

Follow the link and find out how...

April 27, 2017 by Monica Grant
Featured Events, News

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
Sailing Inspiration, News

Thanks Navionics, for Helping Us Find Our Way on the Water!

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. 

April 20, 2017 by Monica Grant
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, News

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
News

Beyond Wind And Water, Sailing Offers Life Lessons

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.

March 22, 2017 by John A
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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
Sailing Inspiration, News

Help 'Sailors for the Sea' Save our Oceans

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.

March 12, 2017 by Monica Grant
Prizes, Sailstice Tales, News

Have you ever wondered who wins Summer Sailstice Prizes?

Californian sailor, Mark Werder is a two-time prize winner.

February 21, 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
Featured Events, Prizes, News

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
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Walker Bay 8s Looking for a New Home

Are you a part of a Youth or Community Sailing Program and could use some small sailing dinghies?

 

November 16, 2016 by Monica Grant
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S/V "Hula Girl" Shows Off Her New Ukulele!

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...

November 7, 2016 by Monica Grant
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

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
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

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
News

Send Your Best Summer Pic On The Fall Equinox

Today/s equinox means a 12 hour day everywhere on the planet and is also the day we invite you to send in your best summer sailing photo. Celestial navigators know th equinox means the sun is directly over the equator at high noon and, regardless of your latitude, the time between sunrise and sunset is about 12 hours.

September 22, 2016 by John A
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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
News

First Kiss Vs. First Physics Class

 
It's always interesting to hear of the mystique sailing presents to the uninitiated.  Many sailors describe their attraction to sailing as an emotional feeling but those who try to explain sailing share it as a science with arrows, vectors, apparent wind and all sorts of seeming mystical, unknowable wizardry often reminding people of high school physics rather than the feeling they had on their first high school kiss.   
 
August 30, 2016 by John A
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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
Sailstice Tales, News

Club Nautique Members Explore

 
Club Nautique member Roberto Almodobar and crew did the sensible thing for Summer Saisltice - they went sailing.  It doesn't take much of a change in course to discover something new.  Roberto sent in some pics and a few words to describe the day:
 
July 17, 2016 by John A
Sailstice Tales, News

Hampton YC Adjusts the Sails

Did we really learn this from Dolly Parton? A common life lesson from sailing is how we can't change the wind but can only adjust our sails.

July 17, 2016 by John A
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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
Sailstice Tales, News

Encinal Yacht Club Scores Again!

2016 EYC Summer Sailstice

Every good cocktail has just the right blend of ingredients and, like the smooth, Gosling’s Dark ‘N Stormies served up at the Encinal Yacht Club at their 2016 Summer Sailstice, the event blended all the right elements for a energized day of celebrating sailing.

July 10, 2016 by John A
News

Amazing 4 Days of Sailing

Shelly Willard and Randall von Wedel of the Corinthian Yacht Club in San Francisco got in the spirit of celebrating sailing by making it a four-day event.  That's still too short when you're having a good time but so much better than not being there at all. 

Shelly sent photos and details of idyllic looking Summer Sailstice weekend. 

Boat: Oceana, Halberg Rassy 33

July 10, 2016 by John A
Sailstice Tales, News

Islander 36's Gather At Encinal Yacht Club

Smokey Stover of the Islander 36 'Evanescence' attended the Summer Sailstice celebration at the Encinal YC with family, Lauire, Sarah and Evan and expressed the sentiment many Bay Area sailors feel when they

July 10, 2016 by John A

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