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.
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!
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!
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?
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!
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.
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!
According to the statement that heads up Jeanneau's list of values and commitments, Jeanneau is on a mission to preserve marine biodiversity.
'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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
These crews are getting ahead and registering their Sailstice plans in preparation for the June celebration.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
Fort Lauderdale, FL was the setting for an inter-club raft up and tug-o-war between the Gulfstream Sailing Club,
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.
Dad’s across the country had the best of both worlds last weekend when they combined Father’s Day with Summer Sailstice…
Keep sending us your photos they look great!
Take a look and see what's been happening around the country for Summer Sailstice 2016...
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.
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.
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?
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:
Sunsail is inviting sailors all over the world to join them on June 18 for the 16th annual Summer Sailstice.
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?
Clubs, groups and friends all over the world are putting their pins on the map and inviting you to join them.