Summer Sailstice: Coming to a Bay Near You!

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May 24, 2019 by Monica Grant

Sailing is different for everyone; some sailors like to go solo while others prefer a full boat and more alongside. Which ever you prefer I think we can all agree that sailing is fun and everyone should join in. This is what's so great about the many individual and group sailing events that are popping up on the Summer Sailstice map. There's something for everyone!

Check it out, the map is full of pins: 

Summer Sailstice sailors' map

Each pin (lets call them balloons it's more fun) represents at least 1 boat and 1 person, but... the different colors show that many events will have several boats and any number of people aboard each one. 

Blue balloons = minimum: 1 person/1 boat

Red ballons = a club, fleet or association that is hosting an event for its members and showcasing their style of sailing to the rest of the world

Yellow balloons = a club, fleet, association or even a sailing school that is inviting the public to come and join them for sailboat rides, equipment demonstrations, short sailing lessons and any other fun activities they can think of - often including raft ups, parties, family days.... you name it.

And if you think of something that hasn't been done before then make it your plan and your event! You can do that right now, and right here: ADD MY PLAN/EVENT

Here are some events that have recently signed up. Is one of them yours?

Los Angeles:

Enjoy the Los Angeles' 9th Annual Marinafest "celebrating the Marina del Rey Community with local vendors, Sail and Power Yacht Dealers, Food Trucks, Happy Music and On-Water Boat Tours."
Marina Del Ray

The Tallship B.A.P. Union is visiting LA on June 20, 21, 22th at Pier 90-92 and will be open to visitors. If you're in LA this is a great opportunity to tour this very spectacular, 378' Peruvian Navy training vessel.
B.A.P. Union entering San Francisco Bay

Florida:

Lake Eustis Sailing Club is inviting its members and members of the Lake Eustis Youth Sailing Foundation to join in for a fun day on the water. It's partly weather dependant, but plans include racing, rafting and a cookout.
Lake Eustis Sailing Club

Fort Pierce Yacht Club has invited the Treasure Coast boating community to a celebration of the Summer Sailstice! "We want to make this the largest raft up ever!"
Fort Pierce Yacht Club

Are you rafting up? Take some photos and enter the 2019 Raft up contest.

Maryland:

SpinSheet Magazine is inviting Chesapeake Bay sailors to Take Someone Sailing! "We all feel better when we get out sailing, so find a friend, co-worker, or family member, and take them sailing."
SpinSheet Magazine Summer Sailstice 2019

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) invites people with disabilities and their families to go sailing on Chesapeake Bay on Sunday, June 23rd. CRAB's fleet of six specially modified Beneteau First 22A's (A for adaptive) will be sailed by experienced skippers and crew from Sandy Point State Park from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating

And that's just a very small sample of the hundreds of individual and group sailing plans already listed for Summer Sailstice 2019. Take a look at the Events page to see what's happening around the world and to search for an event near you.

Remember, everyone who signs up for Summer Sailstice is eligible for prizes from our sponsors, partners and supporters listed on the prize page.

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Summer Sailstice 2019

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