Summer Sailstice News & Stories

Sailstice Tales, News

T'was the Eve Before Sailstice

T’was the eve before Sailstice and all through the world, 

Sailboats lay waiting, their sails tightly furled.

Fuel tanks were full, and water as well, 

For tomorrow they’d be sailing, and the sailboats could tell. 

 

June 21, 2018 by Monica Grant
News

Shoreline Shares Sailing

In the epicenter of the high tech world, Silicon Valley, is a conventient lake with warm sun, fresh breeze and sailboats. Given all those great ingredients they continue to reach out to offer sailing on Summer Sailstice and all year long.

The recent newsletter announced their plans:

June 21, 2018 by John A
Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

However you Sail, Purge the Plastic

American Sailing Association (ASA) has launched a campaign to not only reduce and stop the plastic pollution we create, but to also encourge sailors around the world to help purge the seas of existing plastic pollution.

June 21, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Celebrate Summer Sailstice with a tour of the tall ship Matthew Turner

If you're looking for a shore-based Summer Sailstice celebration, why not take a tour of the new traditionally built wooden tall ship, Matthew Turner.

June 20, 2018 by Monica Grant
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The Summer Sailstice Events Keep Coming!

We've posted a few stories about Summer Sailstice events and sailing plans that are set to take place around the country and around the world, and just when we think everyone has signed up and added their plans, the events keep coming. It's fantastic to see so many open days, regattas, raft ups, races, cruises... the list and variety of celebratory plans is longer than my halyard!

June 20, 2018 by Monica Grant
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

More Early-Bird Winners Announced!

Aa part of their generous support, Summer Sailstice Gold Sponsors, Navionics and American Sailing Association (ASA) have provided great prizes for this year's Sailstice sailors and we're giving some away as 'Early-bird' prizes.

June 19, 2018 by Monica Grant
News

Discovering San Francisco Bay Area Sailing

For many of the San Francisco Bay area residents sailing can seem as far away as Mars. Perceived barriers such as cost and complexity sustain a myth that sailing is not for them. But, head down to the nearby shoreline and most residents will find a sailing venue and welcoming sailors who are ready to help them find a way off the land and onto the Bay where suddenly Bay Area living takes on a whole new dimension.

June 18, 2018 by John A
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Lake Canyon YC hosts 2018's first Sailstice Celebration!

Lake Canyon Yacht Club, TX has taken out the honor of hosting 2018's first recorded Summer Sailstice celebration

These pirates are no strangers to partying when the Sailstice comes around and by the look of the photos from their 5th annual Summer Sailstice celebration, everyone had a great time!

June 18, 2018 by Monica Grant
Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Get up to Sailing-speed with ASA's Sailing Challenge App

With all of the sailing that’s coming up in this year’s Summer Sailstice we wondered if all of these sailors know they can be getting ready for the weekend with a stay-at-home sailing experience – quality couch sailing at its best! The American Sailing Association created a mobile app called Sailing Challenge that drills sailing fundamentals in a super fun way.

June 14, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Are you Signed up and Ready to Sail?

Summer Sailstice is almost here and the events map is covered in pins! Is yours one of them?

June 13, 2018 by Monica Grant
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US Sailing Celebrates Summer Sailstice! Will you join them?

US Sailing has signed up to celebrate Summer Sailstice 2018, and you're invited to join them!

US Sailing has schools across the US so chances are there's one near you. To give you an idea, here are a couple already signed up -

June 12, 2018 by Monica Grant
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Early-bird Winners Sail Away with Prizes!

This week we put up some early-bird prizes for Summer Sailstice sign ups and for Event RSVPs. Prizes included 3 x iPad or Tablet cases from SailorBags, Summer Sailstice 2018 caps and burgees. Here's what happened...

After dozens of people responded and added their names to the long list of sailors set to celebrate on June 23rd, we have three winners for the SailorBags iPad/Tablet cases. Congratulations to - 

June 8, 2018 by Monica Grant
Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

June 8 is World Oceans Day. How can you help?

As sailors, we are blessed with the opportunity to discover and enjoy the world's oceans and waterways. However, like all people on the earth, we also have the potential to create pollution and ultimately damage to the important ecosystems that rely on the ocean for their health and stability, including our own.

June 7, 2018 by Monica Grant
News

Southwinds Covers Southeast Sailstice

Southwinds contributing editor, Dan Dickison, highlighted Summer Sailstice events in the Southeast in the recent June issue of Southwinds magazine. Like the rest of coastal and the lake-filled regions of the country the Southeast is full of harbors, clubs, fleets and sailors. And, like the rest of the US, it's summertime - more daylight, kids out of school and ideal sailing time.

June 6, 2018 by John A
Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Fame Has Found us, We're on Pyrate Radio!

Summer Sailstice has found radio-fame with Pyrate Radio!

Want to to spend your days listening to cruising tunes and enjoying island-life vibes?
Pyrate Radio could be just what you've been looking for with non-stop music, and less-than-commercial-station ad breaks!

June 4, 2018 by Monica Grant
Sailing Inspiration, News

What Does ASA Love About Summer Sailstice? Its Outreach!

Summer Sailstice is all about bringing sailing to the world, and that's what inspires ASA too. Summer Sailstice and ASA are all about outreach, and together they are inspiring new and experienced sailors across the globe!

June 2, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Calling for Women Sailors in Orange County!

Women's Sailing Association - Orange County (WSA - OC) is hosting a day sail in Dana Point, CA to celebrate the longest sailing day of the year, Summer Sailstice!

'Our goal is enjoy every minute of the day, even the extra one we get on the longest day of the year!'

Here are some fun pics from WSA - OC's 2017 Summer Sailstice celebrations: 

May 26, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Is your Fleet or One-Design Club Sailing for Summer Sailstice?

Sailboats come in all shapes and sizes and if you like the company, there are plenty of opportunities to sail with a fleet, club or association of the same boat-class. This year several one-design and fleet events are already signed up for the June Summer Sailstice celebrations. 

May 25, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Modern Sailing Joins the Growing List of ASA-Summer Sailstice Events

Modern Sailing School & Club is the latest ASA school to join the 2018 Summer Sailstice celebrations. As part of the partnership between Summer Sailstice and American Sailing Association (ASA), Modern Sailing is inviting you to join them for a weekend of sailing and fun.

May 23, 2018 by Monica Grant
Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Go Sailing App Connects 20,000 Sailors!

American Sailing Association's (ASA) networking app, Go Sailing, has now been been downloaded by 20,000 people who use the network to share and experience sailing.

To celebrate this milestone, Go Sailing has released several new features which will make the free app even more useful!

May 23, 2018 by Monica Grant
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One Month and One Day to go - Are you Sailstice Ready?

Summer Sailstice 2018 is now only one month and one day away, are you ready?

May 21, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Mayoral Proclamation: June 2018 Is Alameda Water Sports Month

Alameda Mayor Trish Herrara Spencer has declared June 2018 Alameda's 'Water Sports Month' and is inviting everyone to EYC to celebrate sailing and the boating lifestyle on Saturday, June 23rd.  Fred Rutledge, Ray Durazo and John Platt all helped put this together to bring attention to all the water sports activities available to the residents of the most populated island in the Bay Area, Alameda.

May 18, 2018 by Monica Grant
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, News

The Summer Sailstice 2018 Prize Pool is Nearly Complete!

We've been busy working on the Summer Sailstice prize pool, and we're almost done. Take a look at what's up for grabs this year...

May 17, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Who's Doing What for Summer Sailstice?

Summer Sailstice 2018 is now just over one month away. How will you celebrate?

May 14, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Sailing with SOUL

SOUL Sailing has joined Summer Sailstice in bringing the art of sailing to the world.

May 9, 2018 by Monica Grant
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, News

Over Half a Million Sailors Certified by ASA

American Sailing Association (ASA) has now certified more than 500,000 sailors world wide and we're proud to be partnered with ASA to help showcase and increase participation in sailing even further. Learn more about ASA's committment to sailing education...

April 24, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Congrats Mantus Waterproof Purse Winners

Congratulations Butch and Betsy500 on winning the 'Early-Bird' prize from Mantus Anchors. 

April 17, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Make your Summer Sailstice Event a Clean Regatta!

Have you ever sailed in, or organized a Clean Regatta? Our Summer Sailstice partner, Sailors for the Sea is on a mission to look after our oceans and we can all help, by including some very simple steps in our sailing plans.

April 15, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Enhance your Sailing Adventures by Hosting a Navionics SonarCharts Event

We all enjoy beautiful scenery when we're sailing, but did you know you can get even more enjoyment out of your sailing trips by hosting a Navionics SonarChart™ Event?

March 31, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Bay Area's Sailstice Sailor enjoys summer-sailing in Brisbane to Gladstone Race

California Bay Area local and Summer Sailstice sailor, Jay Grant is enjoying some pre-Sailstice sailing along Australia's East Coast in the 7oth annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

 

March 30, 2018 by Monica Grant
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We Found Chris!

Remember our story about Gail, Gil and Chris who each won a Silver Spinnaker Bottle Bag from SailorBags in our Early-bird promotion? Well it turns out Chris was busy sailing, and this is what he had to say for himself...

March 27, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Summer Sailstice Prize Pool is Filling up!

The 2018 Summer Sailstice prize pool is filling up and we want to let you know what's been going on this week!

March 25, 2018 by Monica Grant
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LDYC Sailing Shifty Winds this Summer

Lake Delta Yacht Club is is looking forward to shifty winds for its 14th annual Summer Sailstice celebration this June. 

March 22, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Summer Sailstice is Wherever You Are!

We keep saying Summer Sailstice is for 'everyone', but did you realize Summer Sailstice is also for 'everywhere'?

March 21, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Just in time for the Spring Equinox...

Just in time for the Spring Equinox we welcome Navionics, Ultimate Sailing and BoatUS for Summer Sailstice 2018...

March 17, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Early-Bird Sailors are Happy Winners!

Did you sign up and add your sailing plans as part of this week's Early-Bird promotion?

March 2, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Is Your Pin on the Map?

Is your pin on the Summer Sailstice event map for 2018? If you're not sure how to celebrate take a look at what others are doing...

February 26, 2018 by Monica Grant
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, News

Here Come the Summer Sailstice 2018 Prizes...

We're updating our prize pool for Summer Sailstice 2018. Make sure you're signed up and sailing on June 23, to be in the drawing.

February 20, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Put your Pin on the Map for Summer Sailstice 2018

Sailing’s best global celebration is getting closer each week and the numbers of plans and events are growing daily. Make sure you're onboard!

February 12, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Put your Pin on the Map for June 2018

Summer Sailstice 2018 is now less than 5 months away. Do you have your pin on the map? 

February 5, 2018 by Monica Grant
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Join the Cool Kids and Register your 2018 Sailing Plans

Be one of the cool kids and register your plans for Summer Sailstice 2018. You might even win something!

December 26, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Missed out on our Winter Solstice Newsletter? Read it here...

If you're feeling a little glum because the days are short and the nights are long, and your sailboat is wrapped up tight or sheltering under cover, read our Winter Solstice Newsletter and discover how you can beat the winter no-sailing blues...

December 21, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Winter Solstice for Some Means Summer Sailing for Others!

Winter Solstice may be cold and devoid of sailing for some, but in other parts of the globe the summer sailing season is in full swing.

December 19, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Circumnavigate Watauga Lake, TN with S/V Windward.

Celebrate Summer Sailstice 2018 with S/V Windward in Northeast Tennesee, and circumnavigate Watauga Lake over a two-night weekend!

S/V Windward is no stranger to Summer Sailstice celebrations, so you can be sure this will be a memorable weekend. Beginning on Friday June 22, the weekend involves plenty of sailing as you make your way around Watauga Lake and enjoy two nights out on the water. 

December 4, 2017 by Monica Grant
Featured Events, News

Celebrate Summer Sailstice 2018 on Chesapeake Bay!

Celebrate the Summer Sailstice 2018 weekend aboard The Sailing Club charter and sail the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay. The celebration is open to the public and will commence from Rock Hall, Maryland on Friday, June 22, 2018. 

November 5, 2017 by Monica Grant
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, News

Show us your Design for the 2018 Summer Sailstice Tshirt!

We're looking for a new Design for the Summer Sailstice 2018 Tshirt.

Send us your design to be in the running for a set of 2018 Summer Sailstice Swag!

 

October 23, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Painting your Boat this Winter? Reap the Benefits of Pettit's Decades-long Experience!

If you’ve ever had to repaint your boat, chances are you’ve reached for a can, or several, of Pettit Paint. And this would be due to the fact that Pettit’s reputation in the marine industry is firmly set as one of the world’s leading producers of high performance, American made, marine coatings.

October 16, 2017 by Monica Grant
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Sunsail Assists with Hurricane Relief While Preparing for Charter Season

Fall is usually a busy time for Sunsail as the charter company prepares for the winter season. However, this year they have been extra busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma - assisting with local relief efforts, and assessing damage to their own property and vessels. 

October 10, 2017 by Monica Grant
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What are Your Fall Sailing Plans?

What are your sailing plans this Fall? It begins today!

Friday, September 22, is the Fall Equinox. Officially, this means summer is over. Unofficially, it means you might get to stretch out your summer of sailing just a little more, depending on where you live. Of course if you live in the southern part of the globe, it means you’re actually heading toward summer rather than away from it. 

September 22, 2017 by Monica Grant
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How You Can Help Hurricane Relief Efforts

It’s been more than a week since Hurricane Irma’s devastating assault on the Caribbean, and almost three weeks since Hurricane Harvey made landfall and left a trail of destruction in its wake. Many of us are familiar with these regions as some of our favorite sailing grounds, and probably just as many of us have never visited either.

September 15, 2017 by Monica Grant

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