June 25, 2019
by John A
We always look forward to hearing from everyone on the who, what, where, why and how they celebrated Summer Sailstice. Here are a few more pictures that have come in from sailors across the globe.
Katie & Lyall Burgess, owners of Sun Powered Yachts in Hawaii, also own a Dufour 382 in the Dream Yacht Charters owners program. For Summer Sailstice they took their kids Awalani, 5, and Anela, 3, to sail with friends in Paxos, Greece to enjoy what looks like an unbeatable June solstice scene. This is all in preparation for getting their kids prepped for living aboard and crossing the Atlantic once their boat comes out of charter. You can read their full sailing plans in a recent article in Latitude 38.
The Burgess kids are off to a good start for their sailing life!
Sailing families always find plenty of friends who want to celebrate sailing.
On the coast of Maine Judy Arndt and partner Jan Day also found perfect weather to start their summer of sailing aboard their Rhodes 19, Serendipity. Brisk breezes carried them out most of the way to Halfway Rock which sits halfway between Cape Small and Cape Elizabeth which are the end points of Casco Bay. It's another magical place to hoist your sails and explore hundreds of islands and coves which inhabit the bay.
Judy and Jan their colors from past Summer Sailstice sails.
In case you didn't know, they were out sailing by Halfway Rock lighthouse for Summer Sailstice. We love the signage!
On the opposite coast members of the Corinthian Yacht Club in San Francisco were hosting the Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show. The event is a fundraiser to support traditional boat building skills and culture while giving the public a chance to see and tour some of the most beautiful boats on the Bay. Once you get connected to sailing you can head off in a million different directions from Olympic racing campaigns to global cruising. However, if you don't take a pause to connect with the soul of sailing through traditional wooden boats you're missing something. But, be careful, you might just fall in love with one of these wooden beauties.
There is quite a line-up of varnish in the front row of the Corinthian for the boat show.
What's a boat show without a band and a bash. Key Lime Pie kept the CYC deck lively.
Celebrations start with a good invitation.
CYC raises the flag for Summer Sailstice.
If you've got photos and stories from your Summer Sailstice weekend of sailing send them here. After that, enjoy the rest of your summer of sailing.
Next year the annual Summer Sailstice is being held on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 the actual solstice!
Mark your calendars now: 06/20/2020 for the 20th annual Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing.