Summer Sailstice News & Stories
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations David Colvin, from Sacramento, CA.
Winner of the 'Dirtiest Fender' Contest
We all know sailing is fun, and we all love to talk about our sailing adventures, but even better than talking about sailing, is sharing the joy, exhilaration, and beauty that we find out on the water. And this is what Summer Sailstice is all about.
Keyport Yacht Club put on an Open House to celebrate Summer Sailstice 2017, and here's the full report on just how good it really was...
Are you one of the lucky people who won a prize from Navionics this year? Take a look at why those who did are so happy with their prizes.
Although the northern hemisphere's summer may be showing signs of being on its way out, the Summer Sailstice Memories Live On!
If you enjoyed this year's Video Challenge and are thinking about entering in 2018, take a look at this year's winning video and maybe you'll get some cool ideas!
Here it is, the moment you've all been waiting for, the Summer Sailstice 2017 Video Challenge winners announcement.
We're announcing the winners of the Summer Sailstice 2017 Contests. Read on to find out who they are...
Reggie Good's Summer Sailstice celebrations in Montana included introducing new sailors to the sport.
Lake Townsend Yacht Club's Summer Sailstice was more than just a celebration of sailing, it was an opportunity for people of all ages and all stages of sailing ability to come together and enjoy an day of learning, practice, and camaraderie. The day also served as practice for the NC based club's annual 'Women on the Water', taking place in September.
Jeff Grudin and his wife, Melissa, and their dog, Bosco celebrated this year's Summer Sailstice aboard their new (to them) Jeanneau 47, Kismet.
Connie Polk from Chatham Sailing Club, Savannah, GA, has been resotring her 1982 Celebrity sailboat, and now it's almost ready to sail again!
West Coast Multihulls sailors enjoyed a fun Summer Sailstice celebration in San Diego!
Eriksen Digman decided that rather than let this 1959 built champion Flying 15 go to scrap, he would loving her.
Do you have an entry for the Summer Sailstice 2017, SEA SHANTY SHAKE Contest?
As we have been discovering through stories from Muncie Sailing Club and Sail Michigan, sailing doesn't always go to plan, but as we have also discovered, sailors are a determined bunch and will more than likely carry on whenever possible.
Muncie Sailing Club in Indiana sent us some photos and a round up of their Summer Sailstice celebrations.
Summer Sailstice 2017 was a great success, and sailors everywhere are sending in photos and reports of their celebrations, including these from Sausalito, CA.
Cleveland Race Week's Summer Sailstice registered event won a weekend forecast from Commanders' Weather and put it to good use during their 37th annual regatta.
Keyport Yacht Club was recognised by Keyport town this weekend when its Summer Sailstice event was honored with the title "Keyport Yacht Club Day".
Florida Jeanneau owners and Matheson Hammock Yacht Club celebrated Summer Sailstice 2017 in Key Largo, Florida with sailing, kayak eco touring, dinner, a spectacular sunset, and more...
Restoring old sailboats appears to be popular, here are two more entries for the RESTORE AN OLD SAILBOAT contest.
In just a few days time sailors across the globe will celebrate Summer Sailstice 2017 by casting off and heading out on the water to sail. Will you be among them?
Entries for the Summer Sailstice 2017 contests are coming in fast!
Have you been keeping an eye on the Events page? There are dozens of fun events and sailing plans being added everyday.
Have you signed up for Summer Sailstice yet? If you have, you're in with a chance to win a 7-day Bareboat BVI Charter donated by Sunsail. If not, you know what to do!http://www.sunsail.com/
Are you ready for Summer Sailstice 2017? We've updated and finalized all our contests, so take a look, get set and go be creative. Apart from being fun, it means you have extra chances to win great prizes!
Sailors the world over are celebrating Summer Sailstice with events and sailing plans across Europe, Australia, the South Pacific and Canada!
While joining the whole world sailing for Summer Sailstice, help protect our waterways with these five tips from Summer Sailstice ocean conservation partner, Sailors for the Sea.
East Coasters are no slouches when it comes to Sailing. Right now they're leading the charge with Summer Sailstice celebrations popping up all over the place!
What are your plans for Summer Sailstice 2017? We're taking a look at some of the Celebrations popping up across the country. #HOWWILLYOUSAIL
Recently said we'll send a Summer Sailstice 2017 burgee from North Sails, to any event organizer who has 5 or more people RSVP to their event. How many do you have?
With only 4 weeks left until Summer Sailstice 2017, we're seeing a lot of plans and events being registered for the annual celebration. How will you 'sailebrate' this June?
Do you have your Summer Sailstice 2017 Burgee yet? How about a Navionics 2GB Custom Chart?
Where, and with who will you be sailing on June 24 this year?
Dean is the first Sailstice sailor to enter the 2017 ‘Restore An Old Sailboat’ contest with his 1970, Ericson 32'.
Belt out some salty sailing tunes this Summer Sailstice, and you could win a Kala Brand Ukulele and a subscription to Ukulele magazine.
Is this a trick question? Not really, we're putting out the call for Hunter sailboat owners to join us for Summer Sailstice, and are excited to see how many are on the water this June!
Are you Hosting a Summer Sailstice Event? Want to win a 2017 Summer Sailstice burgee for your boat? Todd won a burgee and you could win one too. Just be like Todd!
Croatian students from homes for children without parents, will have the opportunity to sail traditional boats during this year's Summer Sailstice through Adriatic Maritime Institute's summer program, the Kornati Adventure.