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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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Sign Up and Win with Navionics!

Follow the link and find out how...

April 27, 2017 by Monica Grant
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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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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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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
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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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Roosters Show off their Colors in “Restore a Small Boat” Competition

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.

June 25, 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. Despite the size of the boat, the project was a big one and took 6 months to complete.

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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Who are our Summer Sailstice Supporters? Ft. Cruising Outpost Magazine

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?

June 1, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Summer Sailstice Sailors are Everywhere!

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...

May 31, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Three Weeks and Counting Down!

Summer Sailstice 2016 is now only 3 weeks away... Are you ready?

If not, here's a quick run down on what you need to do - 

1. Sign up

2. Post your sailing plans

May 30, 2016 by Monica Grant
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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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Voyaging With Kids? Yes please!

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?

April 25, 2016 by Monica Grant
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NauticEd Prize Winner Gains More Than a Certification!

'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.'

April 1, 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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Here are Some New, Fun Prizes for Summer Sailstice 2016!

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.

February 26, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Sign-Up To Win!

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! 

February 19, 2016 by Monica Grant

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