Summer Sailstice News & Stories
The family friendly Barrachois Harbour Yacht Club in northern Nova Scotia, Canada celebrated the longest day of the year with eleven boats out and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. Although it didn't start out as a race, eleven boats heading the same direction can become the perfect excuse for a fun race of some sort!
On the afternoon/evening of Friday the 22'nd sailors of the Back Yard Boat Builders met at Hart State Park to become reacquainted and forge new friendships over burgers cooked on the “Barbie”. And later campers listened to the guitar and harmonica played by fellow sailors. Saturday morning lots of kids turned out to learn how to build toy sailboats. They all created little boats that they hand carved. Everyone loved naming their boats and even got to sail them on the lake.
In Hingham, Massachusetts a 2007 Summer Sailstice “Unofficial Rendezvous” was organized. We were happy to be joined by these North East Trailer Sailors and here is their Summer Sailstice sailing adventure:
What started out to be 4 boats became a group of 3 as the crew of "Rosebud" was unable to join us. We all arrived at the Hingham launch ramp at various times Friday night with our boat "Spice" being the late arrival at 9:45PM. Rigging can wait till morning!
The Vernon Yacht Club, located on the north - east end of Okanagan Lake, British Columbia celebrated their first Summer Sailstice last June 23'rd and 24'th. On Saturday in addition to regular just messing around in boats, a number of VYC yachts took a group of eager neophyte sailors out for a several hour cruise as part of VYC's introduction to sailing course. As well, club member, Jamie Napier organized a Sunday fun- race to open up the season.
Bay Area sailors enjoyed Summer Sailstice on one of the finest sailing weekends of the year - with clear, warm, sunny skies, nice breezes and the long days of summer. Many joined the Summer Sailstice celebration at Treasure Island Sailing Center where junior racers, OCSC Summer Sailstice perpetual trophy competitors, yacht club cruisers and day sailors all congregated to celebrate sailing and hear the Cowbay Cruzboys' classic island tunes.
Summer Sailstice with the American Sailing Association
By Tom Varley
It was early morning, and we were waiting to catch the departing flight from Antigua. What a week it had been. Charlie Nobles, executive director of the ASA, was commenting in the terminal, "What a great and successful event. I thought 2005 was incredible, and didn't think it could be topped - and we did."
Over 45 years Offshore Sailing has proven what researchers are constantly rediscovering - experiences are much more rewarding than things!
2009 will be the 9th annual Summer Sailstice and the 4th year the sailing and music festival will be held in Clipper Cove and on Treasure Island.
Treasure Island, in the heart of San Francisco Bay, becomes the destination for Bay Area racers, cruisers and dinghy sailors.
The Rockland Yacht Club will host a race on Summer Sailstice.
If you find water, you find sailors. Though North Dakota is better known for the endless expanses of the Northern Plains it hosts a sailing gem.
A collection of links to pictures submitted by Summer Sailstice 2008 participants
Marine Service Center organizes their 8th annual Summer Sailstice celebration
The San Francisco event on Treasure Island is featured by Bay Crossings
We've found a couple of your Summer Sailstice videos on the web
Sailors invited to be part of the Lakeshore State Park party - for sailors it's not parking it's anhoring
Shangai sailors awake for a pre-dawn Summer Sailstice sail
We're looking for the best photos of your Summer Sailstice celebration.
The Clipper Race is sailing it's last ocean leg of a 35,000 mile circumnavigation over Summer Sailstice.
Rodd & Peggy Kidd join us for another year celebrating sailing!
North Dakota sailors on Lake Sakakawea, the 3rd largest man made lake in North America, join sailors for a worldwide sailing holiday.
Summer sailing in Seattle at Windworks
Chesapeake Bristol Club gathers at Mill Creek on June 21st.
Hunter sailors will be enjoying a lobster bake in Casco Bay.
Better drinks, more games and more fun are the quest of the 20+ SHYC boats anchored out for Summer Sailstice.
5 Bands, 400 boats racing and cruising, a boatbuilding contest, treasure hunt and more created a complete festival of sailing on San Francisco Bay.
The 10 boat Clipper Race fleet celebrated Summer Sailstice on their last ocean leg across the Atlantic.
The Shanghai Boat & Yacht Club started just West of the international dateline at sunrise to claim 'first Summer Sailstice participants!'
At 9017' Lake Dillon CO is likely the highest Summer Sailstice event for 2008!
Despite adverse conditions an intrepid group of Florida sailors doesn't let the weather dampen the sailing spirit.
Members of the Davis Island Yacht Club are celebrating with a relaxed afternoon sail and good food.
The first sailors to host the sails on the Sailstice...
Torresen Marine of Muskegan, MI is inviting sailors old and new to come celebrate sailing at their waterfront facility.
Refreshments, Dock-walk, and moonlit sail...
Special $200 Off Rate for 2008 "Sailstice" Sailing Charters
Sailing and evening on the docks with family and friends
Austin, TX sailors celebrate on Lake Travis