Summer Sailstice News & Stories
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.
Congratulations Butch and Betsy500 on winning the 'Early-Bird' prize from Mantus Anchors.
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.
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?
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.
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...
Lake Delta Yacht Club is is looking forward to shifty winds for its 14th annual Summer Sailstice celebration this June.
We keep saying Summer Sailstice is for 'everyone', but did you realize Summer Sailstice is also for 'everywhere'?
Did you sign up and add your sailing plans as part of this week's Early-Bird promotion?
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...
Summer Sailstice 2018 is now less than 5 months away. Do you have your pin on the map?
Be one of the cool kids and register your plans for Summer Sailstice 2018. You might even win something!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Summer Sailstice 2017 Prize Draw is coming to a close, but we do have a few more prizes to award.
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.
Today's Summer Sailstice prize winners have every reason to grin, as they collect some great prizes.
The Summer Sailstice 2017 prize draw is continuing, and here are the latest winners.
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.
Here is today's list of Summer Sailstice 2017, prize draw winners. Are you on it?
Is anyone seeing a red sky tonight, and feeling a little delight? If so, read on, it might be because you're a winner!
Are you one of our Summer Sailstice prize winners? Take a look and see if your name appears in today's 'Who Won What' list.
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!
Congratulations to our next round of prize winners as we continue the Summer Sailstice 2017 Prize Draw.
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.
Gary Howman and his wife, Shelly won a Custom 2GB Chart from Navionics in our February Sign-up contest, and although they didn't use it for their Summer Sailstice weekend, they're enjoying planning ahead to follow their new Navionics chart when they cruise the Caribbean.
Michael Angell answers this question from first hand experience as he came up against several hinderances to his day's sailing plans...http://www.sailmichigan.org/
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...
James Bender and his friend Crni found themselves in possession of a 1924 Gajeta named Vinka, and set about to restore her to her rightful glory. "As we stepped aboard, I instantly saw the notation of the early builders, the keelson that had a carved mast step where the rig used to be placed. Here was the first clue it was authentic..."
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?