Summer Sailstice News & Stories
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.
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!
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!
'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.
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.
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.
Follow the link and find out how...
Californian sailor, Mark Werder is a two-time prize winner.
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...
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!
‘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.
'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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
Teresa Smith-Galoob and her family love their Roosters, but we’re not talking about the kind that crow loudly and wake up the neighbors at 4am, we’re talking about the Rooster Class Sailboats.
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.
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!
Andrew Cross and his family have restored a Quartermaster 8 sailing/rowing dinghy, which was quite un-seaworthy when they began. Despite the size of the boat, the project was a big one and took 6 months to complete.
Cruising sailors exist in all parts of the world and come from all walks of life. So who are some of these people and where did they come from, or more importantly, how did they find their passion and become seafaring adventurers?
We recently awarded some America's Cup hats, and Summer Sailstice Burgees from North Sails, to people who signed up to sail aboard their Jeanneau, Beneteau, Hobie, Catalina, or Hunter, and what we discovered was pretty cool...
Sunsail is inviting sailors all over the world to join them on June 18 for the 16th annual Summer Sailstice.
Summer Sailstice prize donor, Cape Hatteras Marine, invites Summer Sailstice sailors to celebrate with them at the San Diego Boat Show on June 18!
Have you ever wanted to go cruising and didn’t, because you had kids? Have you ever wondered how your kids might cope with the voyaging life style, but didn't know who to ask?
'Thank you for providing a tool that gets people interested in sailing. I might not have done this for my family, had it not been for your efforts.'
“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.
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...
Hi again Sailors. Have you signed up yet? Summer Sailstice is only 16 weeks away, and the prize pool is growing… This week we welcome 2K Yachting, Whitecaps Marine Outfitters, 48° North Sailing Magazine, J/Boats, and Kala Brand Ukuleles.
I recently read that baseball practice has commenced, at least for the SF Giants in California. So why is this relevant? Because it means summer is on its way and soon we'll be able to go sailing all day, everyday. Get ready now so that when the warmer weather finally gets here there will nothing left to do, but jump on board and hoist your sails!
Sailing, sailing, sailing… What more do you need than to be sailing? Other than a few goodies for your boat perhaps. Take a look at who and what we’ve added to the Summer Sailstice prize pool!
There are only 21 weeks left before the big day, so if you haven't yet, Sign Up to be in the draw for some of this year’s great prizes…
Have you ever wondered how some of our Summer Sailstice supporters came to be involved in sailing?
As the 2014 summer sailing season closes we have completed the prize drawing, sent award notices and have received many great stories back! Here's a sampling from few happy winners: