Summer Sailstice News & Stories
We interrupt our regular programming to bring you the latest organization to sign up for Summer Sailstice: Blue Peter – The Sailing School. Why does this merit special mention? Three reasons: First, it is a sailing school with a cool approach to youth development. Second, part of that cool approach is that most teaching is done aboard small, open boats. And third, the Blue Peter Sailing School operates out of Moreton Bay, Australia.
A hearty ‘welcome aboard’ to SUNY Maritime, who will be participating in Summer Sailstice for the first time this year. On Thursday, June 18, from 5 p.m. until dark, they will host free introductory sails aboard three of their small keelboats - a Colgate 26, Sonar 23 and a J-24. All sails will depart and return to their Throg’s Neck location at the southeast corner of the Bronx.
“It was an absolutely perfect day on the water – sunny, warm and 7+ knots of breeze. We had a terrific mix of volunteers and staff taking about 100 people sailing on our Lido 14 dinghies, Shields, Harbor 20s and of course Betty, our Catalina 42. Participants ranged in age from 15 months to 77 years. It was smiles all around.”
It’s not often that an inaugural sailing event – especially a long-distance ocean race – draws more than 100 entries. But that was the case with the Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race. Developed by a coalition of members from the Beverly Yacht Club (of Marion, Massachusetts), Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club of Bermuda, and the Blue Water Sailing Club – and still co-run by all three clubs - the first running of this premier cruising boat competition in 1977 drew 104 starters.
Join Bob Diamond of Spinnaker Sailing in Redwood City for this annual trip to the BVI's. Bob has been a longtime supporter of Summer Sailstice and we are thrilled that he will be spending the holiday on holiday in one of the best sailing destinations in the world! If you are looking for a way to take your Summer Sailstice to the next level I would recommend finding out more information from Bob!
BerNews in Bermuda reports on Summer Sailstice celebrations in conjunction with the Marion - Bermuda Race:
How does the annual boat building contest on San Francisco Bay work? Ariane Paul has successfully run 5 previous contests in which boat building teams build, launch and race a boat in a single day. Up until 2012, all boats had made it 'round the course but finally wind and wave took one boat under though all they did was enjoy a brisk swim!
The Sir Francis Chichester race around Alameda in Lasers is being revived for Summer Sailstice 2013.
All together now. Summer Sailstice was created as a tool for the entire sailing commuity to showcase to the world all sailing has to offer. That means your yacht club, your community sailing program, your one-design fleet or your idyllic cruising or chartering destination. Too much of the world sees sailing only as the exclusive playground of the wealthy or see it in the press when the rare tragedy is reported. The world has almost no idea of how most of us sail most of the time.
BAADS to have booth between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. June 22 at Sailstice festival. Stop by and learn more about this amazing organization
Club orders 36 Summer Sailstice T-Shirts for race on June 23rd
OCC has one of the world's most active sailing programs and, if you added up all the miles sailed by their students, instructors and boats might have more miles than almost any other sailing program. With all that sailing they probably celebrate every day - but great to see them add join us all for Summer Sailstice.
Attention Jeanneau Owners in the Bedwell Harbor, British Columbia region! You are invited to a Sailstice weekend rendezvous.
Jeanneau America and Fraser Yachts celebrate a Summer Sailstice weekend from June 22 to 24 in Bedwell Harbor, Canada, BC.
All Jeanneau owners from around the world are invited to join in the festivities.
OCSC SAILING school holds fabulous party to honor Summer Sailstice. Book early if you want to attend!
San Francisco Bay sailors invited to sail in and celebrate Summer Sailstice at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda
The diehard Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association holds Salistice party on a crisp Aussie winter day
Hidden Harbor Yacht Club invites all to join Summer Sailstice party
If you'd like to be in the Soulange Canal on Summer Sailstice, be sure to meet up with Dan O'Connell and the PCYC & BYC to celebrate June 23 - 25 in Snake Harbor.
Worship the sun and Summer Sailstice with Ventura Yacht Club during a two-day life-affirming cruise.
Sailing the far North of Nova Scotia on the solstice is rewarding for two reasons - long hours of sunlight and beautiful cruising.
It's how we all sail together - sailors in Kansas at the Ninnescah Yacht Club are joining those around the world to sail and celebrate on the weekend of June 23rd. It's simple - a blessing of the fleet, some fine food at a pot luck and, as they did at last year's Sailstice celebration - a sail after the evening meal.
Steve said it: ‘We are finally holding a Summer Sailstice event! I know, knock you over with a feather.’
The Star racers make this look like a pretty serious lot but it's not - or at least not all the time. They race, cruise, sail and have fun. This year Summer Sailstice ads to the festivities in Springfield, IL.
Torresen Marine has been celebrating Sailstice for years and supporting sailing and sailors since 1965. They're passionate sailors and thrilled to be promoting the environmentally friendly art of sailing - it's all powered by the wind.
Maine’s windjammers to fire its cannons June 20. Don’t be alarmed! They’re celebrating the Summer Sailstice!
As they say at Summer Sailstice, “Sail Locally, Celebrate Globally and join the whole world sailing!”
For information about taking a three- to six-day cruise on one of the 13 vessels in the fleet, contact the Maine Windjammer Association at www.sailmainecoast.com.
Or contact Meg Maiden, 207.374.2993
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HEY NEW YORKERS! HOIST HOIST! DEEP CREEK YACHT CLUB TO DO NINTH SUMMER SAILSTICE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
New York area primes for solstice festivities and to get Brooklyn sailors out on the water for Summer Sailstice
Area sailors and non-sailors alike are invited to join in Milwaukee Bay's Summer Sailstice sailing adventures
West Central Florida's Lake Eustis Sailing Club is hosting 2012 Summer Sailstice festivities that are open to all.
Missouri's Lake Weatherby Yacht Club is planning to celebrate Summer Sailstice with a movie on the water.
Travel Calibogue and Port Royal Sound for Summer Sailstice with the South Carolina Yacht Club!
Follow in the footsteps of a Charleston, South Carolina yacht club and set up a colorful contest for Summer Sailstice.
Nevada and Arizona sailing clubs at Lake Mead will take to the water June 23rd with dozens of boats and sail in formation along Boulder Beach in honor of Summer Sailstice.
Inspired by past celebrations plus a couple of cool Summer Sailstice T-Shirts he has purchased over the years, David Stjern is organizing his own solstice gala June 20th with the Island Bay Yacht Club on Illinois' Lake Springfield.
One of Southern California's signature regattas, Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week, will be held over Summer Sailstice.
Muskegon Lake, adjacent to Lake Michigan will be home to one more sailing celebration on Summer Sailstice 2012
City of Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation supports Summer Sailstice Event at the Lake Merrit Boating Center
Sail Solomons organizes an up river sail, raft up, and swim, as well as a Sailstice Challenge Quiz, awards, a pool party and potluck BBQ later in the day back on shore!
Join Hernando Beach Yacht Club sailors for a sail at high tide.
In true Summer Sailstice spirit, the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club is hosting a circle raft up and a culinary feast highlighting dishes from over the globe. What a great way to support both the local and global sailing community!
The Lake Eustis Sailing Club has invited all sailors in the area to join in a weekend of celebrating sailing - including an overnight, pizza party, race, BBQ/potluck etc.
Chad Carvey, current president of SSCA, is encouraging the worldwide membership of the Seven Seas Cruising Association to sign up and sail.
For Summer Sailstice Sailboats Unlimited is sponsoring a Hunter Rendezvous at Isthmus, Catalina Island: All Boats, Sail and Power, Welcome, June 17, 18 & 19 2011, Two Harbors, Catalina Island
SMSA is hosting a raft up on Hudson Creek, on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake.
SailTime Channel Islands celebrates the Sailstice and their 10th year anniversary "Sail Around the World" promotion.
Carter Lake Sail Club of Denver, Colorado host a tour of facilities, sailboat rides, and raft-up.
Sailors from Cave Run Sailing Association will be celebrating at home on Cave Run Lake, Kentucky and abroad in Italy.
Pointe Claire YAcht Club, near Montreal, Canada, holds Sailstice celebrations over the course of two weekends!
Chicago Sailing, the midwest's largest public sailing facility, will celebrate on both Saturday and Sunday with a BBQ, games, free give-aways, and 25 boats available to rent or charter!