SOUL Sailing on Sailstice Sunday!
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Captains, crew, and new and experienced sailors enjoyed SOUL Sailing's first Summer Sailstice celebration, on Sailstice Sunday, June 24.
'Our original sail date was Saturday, but Mother Nature had another plan so we had to reschedule to our rain date...'
Sunday delivered variable sailing conditions, ranging from 'there’s-barely-enough wind to there-might-be-almost-too-much wind', and kept the crew on their toes as they hosted newcomers and regulars for free 45-minute sails aboard the sailboats Ruby Dill and Betty Lou.
The day catered for all ages, and participants enjoyed a hands-on introduction to the art of sailing through both on-the-water and on-land experiences such as knot tying and line tossing lessons,
and a cleat-work practice board.
'Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time connecting with new friends, and, for a few, connecting with a brand new love of sailing. Exactly what we were hoping for!'
The youngest sailors were given a gold coin which they traded for a special surprise from SOUL's "pirate treasure box".
'Needless to say, we sent out sailors and got back pirates!'
It appears some of the pirates were eager to learn as much as they could about sailing. A new career blossoming perhaps?
'He LOVES sailing so I think we'll see some more of him.'
The photos alone tell us that SOUL Sailing's first Summer Sailstice was a huge success, and we're looking forward to seeing what instore for 2019.
'It was a great first year participating and we're already making notes of plans for next year!'