Summer Sailstice News & Stories

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Sailors Support Healthy Waterways While Celebrating Sailstice

Summer Sailstice was created to promote participation in sailing and to encourage newcomers to experience this great sport. Each year clubs, fleets and assocations gather their members and create community events to get everyone on the water and off the docks.

September 11, 2019 by Monica
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"Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning."

"Second star to the right and straight on 'till morning." Julien Hofberg sometimes adds this quote from J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan to the bottom of his emails, and we think it's a perfect line for sailors to adopt. Afterall, our best laid plans are often nothing more than a loose guide while our path and speed are adjusted for the wind and the sea.

September 3, 2019 by Monica
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August 29, 2019 by Monica
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Oh Boy, Sailstice Sailors Love to Win!

We've been busy awarding this year's Summer Sailstice prizes to participants, and boy are they happy to win! 

August 19, 2019 by Monica
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A World of Reasons To Choose Navionics

See what's new, don't miss a thing

August 12, 2019 by Monica
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2019 Video Contest Winners Announced

This is it, the announcement we've all been waiting for, the Summer Sailstice 2019 Video Challenge results. 

Thank you to everyone who participated both in front of and behind the camera. You are the reason we celebrate sailing and look for ways to share the joys. 

August 6, 2019 by Monica
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Are you a Summer Sailstice Photo Contest Winner? Part 1.

We love the Summer Sailstice Photo Competition as we get to see dozens of fun, beautiful, interesting and overall fantastic photos. We love seeing and then sharing the photos, and reading the comments!

August 5, 2019 by Monica
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Restore an Old Sail Boat Contest Winners

We're always astounded by the quality and detail of the work that sailors put into restoring old sailboats. Regardless of the size or type of boat they are treated to hard work, patience and a certain amount of love. The results are often nothing short of miraculous as boats that regular people would condemn to the scrap heap are transformed into fully functioning vessels of beauty and form.

August 2, 2019 by Monica
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Summer Sailstice 2019 Contest Winners Announced

Here it is, the announcement we've all been waiting for: the 2019 Summer Sailstice contest winners.

First, we'd like to thank everyone who participated – not only the contest entrants but everyone who participated in Summer Sailstice – because without you all there would be no contests!

August 1, 2019 by Monica
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Is your Name on the Prize Winners' List?

Did you receive an email telling you about your great prize? Make sure you check your email in-box regularly because we can't wait forever for you to get back to us. If we don't hear from you we could award your prize to someone else!

In the meantime, to help you out, here's the next round of winners and prizes that have been awarded:

July 29, 2019 by Monica
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Alert! 'Two Weeks only' Sale at Navionics

Exclusive: Two weeks only!
Save $30 USD on Platinum+ and HotMaps Platinum Cartography

 

July 29, 2019 by Monica
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Meet the Latest Summer Sailstice Prize Winners

We hope you're keeping an eye on your email Inbox as we're busily sending out emails to connect winners with prize donors. 

Here's what's been going on so far:

July 19, 2019 by Monica
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New: See 2-Years of Navionics Chart Updates on One Page

Want to see something cool? Take a look at Navionics' Heat Map:

There's A World of Reasons To Choose Navionics.

July 18, 2019 by Monica
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See All the Contest Entries and Cast Your Vote

The Summer Sailstice 2019 Contests are now officially closed and we're inviting you to view the entries.

We've added all the entries to our photo Facebook photo and video albums for you to view and cast your vote.

July 16, 2019 by Monica
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Reality Sailing Restores Vessel for Youth Sailing Program

When Manuel 'Manny' Moreno sent us photos of his Summer Sailstice celebrations, he mentioned that he'd been working on a sailboat restoration for Reality Sailing Youth Program. We encouraged him to enter the Rest0re an Old Sailboat Contest, and he did! 

Here is Manny's entry:

Hello sailing enthusiasts, 

July 15, 2019 by Monica
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Summer Sailstice Contests Closing Soon!

Hey hey hey... it's getting to be that time. The time when all good sailors pause sailing for just long enough to ensure they have their Summer Sailstice contest entries ready and submitted.

All contests close this coming weekend.

The exact date and time is Sunday, July 14 at 24:00 Pacific Time. 

July 10, 2019 by Monica
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Summer Sailstice 2019 Prize Draw Gets Underway

Well. it's that time! The Summer Sailstice on-water celebrations have passed, but the fun continues. The 2019 prize draw has begun and we're ready to announce the first winners. But first, a word for our sponsors, partners, prize donors and supporters:

"Thank you!" 

July 8, 2019 by Monica
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Reality Sailing Celebrates Sailstice with Future Sailors

On June 22nd, Manuel "Manny" Moreno embraced the Summer Sailstice celebration as an opportunity to introduce future sailors to this amazing sport. 

"We celebrated the longest day of the year by sharing sailing with the youth. On this occasion a very young generation."

July 8, 2019 by Monica
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Point Yacht Club's Annual Sailstice Celebration Success!

Point Yacht Club (PtYC) in Josephine, Alabama has been celebrating Summer Sailstice since at least 2014 - that's how many flags we can see!

Sailstice flags

July 7, 2019 by Monica
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A Pictorial Scoop on Sailstice Celebrations 2019 part 2

 Here are more great photos and descriptions of 2019 Summer Sailstice celebrations. Do we have your photos? If not, why not? Sharing is caring, and we all know sailors care. Plus you can enter your photos in the Summer Sailstice Photo Competition

July 3, 2019 by Monica
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A Pictorial Scoop on Sailstice Celebrations 2019

If you've ever celebrated Summer Sailstice you probably know that apart from welcoming the summer sailing season, it's also a great opportunity for sailors everywhere to get together and celebrate sailing itself. And what happens when sailors celebrate could remain a secret to those who haven't yet got onboard, except for the fact that sailors also love to take photos and send them along for others to enjoy - or to get envious over.

July 3, 2019 by Monica
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Sooke Sailing Restores an Old Sailboat.

When Sooke Sailing was formed in 2013 there were hardly any sailboats on the Sooke waters. Now, thanks largely to the efforts of Sooke Sailing and the local businesses and Rotary Club, sailboats are a common sight, even in the winter months.

July 1, 2019 by Monica
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Betsy Alison, US Sailing, Comments on Summer Sailstice in Scuttlebutt

Betsy Alison is Adult Director for US Sailing, a five-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the year winner, an inductee into the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a tireless advocate and coach for disabled sailing and an endlessly enthusiastic supporter for growing participation in sailing.

June 28, 2019 by John A
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RSVP Prize Winner Announced

Did you or your club host a Summer Sailstice event?

June 25, 2019 by Monica
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Answers to "Where Did You Sail For Summer Sailstice?"

We always look forward to hearing from everyone on the who, what, where, why and how they celebrated Summer Sailstice. Here are a few more pictures that have come in from sailors across the globe. 

June 25, 2019 by John A
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2019 Celebrates Summer Sailstice

Saturday June 22 was Summer Sailstice and sailors and new-comers around the world celebrated summer and sailing for the 19th consecutive year. Each June we encourage sailing clubs, assocations, schools and individual sailors to untie their docklines and hoist their sails in celebration of sailing. And to ensure they get the maximum sailing time, Summer Sailstice takes place on the Saturday closest to the northern hemisphere's summer solstice. 

June 24, 2019 by Monica
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SailGP Unveils New Trophy in New York

New York SailGP is celebrating Summer Sailstice. The exciting event is signed up and is officially a part of the 2019 global celebration of sailing! In case you're wondering what SailGP is, check out their Summer Sailstice event page...

June 21, 2019 by Monica
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We're Trying to Reach Everyone!

We want everyone in the world to have the opportunity to experience, and hopefully fall in love with sailing. And that's why we do what we do. Summer Sailstice was created to get the whole world sailing. While we try to reach everyone everywhere, as Joe Cocker once sang, it sure is good to have a little help from our friends. 

June 18, 2019 by Monica
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Sailstice Sailors Go Global

Summer Sailstice was created to be a global event, a sailing celebration that can take place wherever in the world you are. This year Sailstice sailors are popping up in all sorts of interesting locations. 

June 17, 2019 by Monica
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Summer is Almost Here. Where will you Sail-stice?

In less than two weeks the northern hemisphere's official summer will kickoff with the northern hemisphere's Summer Solstice, and right on cue, Summer Sailstice sailors around the world will celebrate the official start of the summer sailing season. What a great combination!

Where are you planning to sail on the Summer Sailstice weekend?

June 11, 2019 by Monica
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Get Your Hands on a Great Navionics Deal In-time for Summer

Take a look at Navionics' June offer -

Navionics SonarChart™ Shading available for Platinum+ and HotMaps Platinum Charts.

An Exciting New Feature in the Satellite Overlay layer

June 10, 2019 by Monica
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Today is World Oceans Day

Saturday, June 8, is World Oceans Day. We’re giving a shout-out to all the fantastic people and organizations around the world that are stepping up and working to clean up the oceans and waterways, and to those that are helping from the other end of the solution — reducing the amount of trash that we create and allow to enter the sea.

June 8, 2019 by Monica
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So many fun Sailing Events planned for June!

Who says you have to actually be on your sailboat to sail and have fun on Summer Sailstice this June?

Liberty Centre Pond in North Liberty, IA will be a spectacle of Radio Controlled Model Yachts. Stop by to view, learn about or join in with a small group of sailors racing their model yachts.

June 3, 2019 by Monica
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Summer Sailstice: Coming to a Bay Near You!

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: 

May 24, 2019 by Monica
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US Sailing's Reach Program Educates Junior Sailors

US Sailing has embraced the STEM model of eduation and is bringing the program within 'reach' of youth around the country.

May 22, 2019 by Monica
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Sail the Bay on Summer Sailstice

Here are some great bay-sailing celebrations you can join in San Francisco's Bay Area for this year's Summer Sailstice. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a first-timer there's an event for you. All you need to do is Sign up or Renew your Summer Sailstice registration (remember you have to log back in each year to be included in the prize drawing) and RSVP to one of these fun events. Or if you prefer, create your own event and invite your family, friends, club members, your pets...

May 16, 2019 by Monica
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Summer Sailstice Events are Popping up Everywhere!

It's now only five weeks until June 22 and the 19th annual Summer Sailstice celebration. Sailors all over the country and around the world are planning, creating and adding their events and individual sailing plans to the Sailstice global map. Is yours among them?

May 15, 2019 by Monica
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Build Your Own Summer Sailstice Sailboat!

Chesapeake Light Craft is inviting you to get organized for Summer Sailstice by offering huge discounts on sailing rigs and components for its range of sailboat kits.

May 8, 2019 by Monica
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What's Navionics up to Now?

Navionics May Banner

Navionics is offering great monthly deals throughout 2019 - And this month is no different.

May 3, 2019 by Monica
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Sailstice Sailors Win Tickets to San Francisco SailGP

If you were at the recent Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show in Richmond, CA you might have stopped at the Summer Sailstice booth and entered your name into the draw for tickets to San Franciso SailGP. SailGP involves six national teams that will fight for supremacy aboard identical, supercharged 50-ft foiling catamarans capable of hitting 50 knots.

April 25, 2019 by Monica
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Thanks SpinSheet for Helping us get the Whole World Sailing!

SpinSheet Chesapeake Bay Sailing is blazing a trail of sailing celebration through its dedication to the sport and its enthusiastic support for Summer Sailstice. For more than 20 years the magazine, "written by sailors, for sailors," has been highlighting "the people, places, boats, personalities and events that make the Chesapeake one of the world's premier sailing grounds.

April 23, 2019 by Monica
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Boat Show Round up - Newsletter April 18th

Did you receive our latest newsletter in your Inbox?
Take a look at the highlights and follow a link for more details.

April 19, 2019 by Monica
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Are you Restoring an Old Sailboat?

Here's our first entry for the 2019 Restore an Old Sailboat Contest!

Jason Sigmundstad from Fort Peck Sailing Club, Montana is working on a 1964 Wesco Marine Victory 21 that hasn't been registered since 1988. Jason and his willing helpers are giving new life to this old bulb-keel boat.

And although the restorations only began just before last winter set in, Jason is hoping to have his boat ready to sail for Summer Sailstice 2019!

April 1, 2019 by Monica
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Spring into Spring - Newsletter march 20, 2019

Did you receive our latest newsletter in your Inbox?
Take a look at the highlights and follow the links for more details.

March 20, 2019 by Monica
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2019 Sailstice Gear In-Store Now!

Woohoo! Summer is coming and we've got a whole new line up of Summer Sailstice logo wear ready for you to order. This year's design was inspired by the popular trend of minimalism because, after all, sailing is all about minimalism - minimal space, minimal stuff and most importantly, minimal stress. 

Check it out...

March 7, 2019 by Monica
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Meet February's Early-bird Winners!

Congratulations John Morgan, Beau Vrolyk, and Steve Coppage on each winning a Silver Spinnaker Bottle Bag from Sailor Bags in our February Early-bird sign up promotion.  These lucky sailors were among dozens of Sailstice participants who answered the call to join the world on June 22, in celebration of sailing, by adding their sailing plans to the Summer Sailsti

March 1, 2019 by Monica
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Be an 'Early-Bird Winner' - Sign up now!

Log in and add your sailing plans before 5pm, February 28 (PT) and you'll be in the running for a Silver Spinnaker Wine Cooler from Sailor Bags!

June 22 is now just over four months away and we're getting excited for Summer Sailstice 2019.

February 17, 2019 by Monica
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Renew your Navionics card subscription this month for a great deal!

Have a Navionics Card? Now is a great time to update your charts!

Cross one job off your winter to-do list and save money when you renew your card subscription at the low price of $49.99 now thorough February 28, 2019.  

Have your card nearby? 
Download the Chart Installer and renew your subscription to download updated charts directly to the card.  Take advantage of the February special price now even if your subscription is expiring within 3 months.

February 13, 2019 by Monica
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Historic Wooden Boats Gather in Hobart

You're not alone if you think that the only thing Hobart and sailing have in common is the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. After all, the Sydney to Hobart race is arguably the biggest internationally-known sailing event on the Australian yachting calendar.

February 3, 2019 by Monica
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Check out the Navionics Trade-in Rebate for 2019!

Do you already have a Navionics chart for your sailboat? Then check this out... 

Summer Sailstice Gold Sponsor, Navionics has introduced the Trade-in Rebate for 2019. Here's how it works - 

January 17, 2019 by Monica

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