Plan to sail over to Encinal Yacht Club for the weekend of June 21, 2014!
FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING
Sail in the third annual 'Estuary Stroll' to enjoy a relaxing, afternoon daysail with the Sailstice fleet.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FREE ADMISSION! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NOON TO 8PM. Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sail! Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, cruising, racing, windsurfing and onshore entertainment.
Welcome to Encinal Yacht Club
The Encinal Yacht Club is one of the Bay's most active sailing clubs and a favorite destination of cruising sailors. Located on Alameda down the Oakland Estuary it is an ideal weekend destination and host for a celebration of sailing. Sailors should plan to race YRA Summer Sailstice Party Circuit , participate in the Estuary Stroll or just enjoy a Bay tour before ending your cruise at EYC.
Leave the car at home and take public transit to the event. Take BART to 12th St, Oakland City Center then hop on an AC transit bus for the short ride into Alameda. Go to http://tripplanner.transit.511.org for times, fares and details.
Make EYC your weekend cruising destination: Come for the day or the weekend.
Where do we stay? Guest Berthing Options within walking distance:
- EYC will have space available for visiting boats on a first come first served basis. Call EYC at: 510-522-3272
- OYC has a limited number of slips available. Call: (510) 522-6868 to reserve a spot. .
- Nearby estuary marinas with possible guest berthing:
- - Alameda Marina: 510-521-1133
- Fortman Marina - 510-522-9080
- Grand Marina: 510-865-1200
- Marina Village: 510-521-0905
- Oakland Marina: 510-834-4591
In addition, there is plenty of free anchorage adjacent to the Summer Sailstice event and across the estuary in the area of Jack London Aquatic Center - dinghy in from there.
If you don't have a boat, don't worry... sailboat rides are available with a nominal donation to Encinal Sailing Foundation, watch sailboat racing and enjoy live music at the festival village. Or see if you can hook up with a ride on the Latitude 38 crew list or visit the new, complete Bay Area access to sailing resource: SailSFBay.org
Now a five year tradition of building, launching and racing a boat in a single day!
Summer Sailstice 2013 in the Alameda News:
Archives from Past San Francisco Bay Celebrations - Photos/stories/video
About Summer Sailstice
The Summer Sailstice San Francisco Festival is part of the global holiday of Summer Sailstice. Guided by an organizing committee of sailing organizations and businesses, the Festival intends to be Northern California's largest on-the-water celebration for everyone who loves harnessing wind, water, sun and sails to power their fun. See the feature story on Summer Sailstice SF Festival in Bay Crossings
Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the summer solstice.
The annual Summer Sailstice sailing event is free to all participants and has grown from 200 boats signed up in 2001 to well over 4,600 boats today. Since many sailors join in the fun on boats signed up at http://www.summersailstice.com//, the actual number of Summer Sailstice sailors participating is estimated at almost 17,000 annually.
"The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them." – Paul Hawken
More about Summer Sailstice
Since 2001, sailors from around the world have come together on the summer solstice to create a global celebration of sailing called Summer Sailstice. The 2008 event is celebrated on the weekend of June 21 and 22 by over 10,000 sailors worldwide. Founded as a way to unite the diverse and dispersed community of sailors, Summer Sailstice is now used by numerous sailing clubs, classes and organizations as a way to launch the summer sailing season and connect with others locally and globally.
Sailstice, in affiliation with the Sailors for the Sea, is working to get more people to choose sailing for summer vacation. Air travel, automobile and recreational vehicle use, or cruise ships produce anywhere from 0.4 to 2.2 tons of carbon dioxide per family, and consume large amounts of fuel. Summer Sailstice is working to increase participation 20 percent and log 26,000 nautical miles of participant sailing with both formally organized events and spontaneous sailing activities hosted by hundreds of sailing clubs, schools, associations, charter companies, individual skippers. Sailstice helps current and would-be sailors launch summer, connect with others, and enjoy a family-friendly alternative to fuel-intensive travel by highlighting sailing’s ability to harness wind power for recreation with minimal impact on the environment.
Summer Sailstice is structured so any sailor can participate regardless of what or where they sail. Sailors register on the Summer Sailstice website (www.summersailstice.com) to tell others about their weekend sailing plans, find and organize events in their local areas, and become eligible to win one of over 300 sailing industry prizes.
As for this year’s event, founder John Arndt comments, “The time is right for the world to see what sailing has to offer. With the price of gas over $4 per gallon and increasing concerns about global warming and protecting the environment, it’s time for sailing to bring attention to this more earth friendly way of enjoying life on the water.” One of Summer Sailstice’s key messages is promoting the natural harnessing of windpower for recreational enjoyment with negligible impact on the environment. Towards this end, Summer Sailstice is affiliated with the Sailors for the Sea and is hosting a virtual Summer Sailstice circumnavigation of the globe. Participating sailors are asked to pledge funds to Sailors for the Sea for every mile sailed during the Summer Sailstice weekend with the goal of everyone sailing a combined 26,000 miles, equivalent to one circumnavigation of the planet. All funds raised by the circumnavigation will go towards the Sailor for the Sea's on-going ocean preservation programs.
On a final note Arndt added, “As Summer Sailstice grows we want people to recognize the solstice not as the first day of the summer season but as the biggest day of the sailing season!”
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