Summer Sailstice News & Stories
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?
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!
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?
Where, and with who will you be sailing on June 24 this year?
Belt out some salty sailing tunes this Summer Sailstice, and you could win a Kala Brand Ukulele and a subscription to Ukulele magazine.
According to the statement that heads up Jeanneau's list of values and commitments, Jeanneau is on a mission to preserve marine biodiversity.
The weather in the Bay Area this weekend has been stunning to say the least, and with winds of reportedly around 10 - 22 knots, sailors participating in the 118th Great Vallejo Race (GVR) have no doubt have been enjoying themselves immensely in what appeared to be near Sail-perfect conditions.
Californian sailor, Mark Werder is a two-time prize winner.
Are you a part of a Youth or Community Sailing Program and could use some small sailing dinghies?
Jody Horner is quite creative, and this year and was rewarded with a win in both the Video Challenge and the Sea Shanty Shake. But it sounds like this happy sailor also has a knack for bringing friends together to enjoy sailing, and the annual Summer Sailstice celebrations. This is what Jody has to say about her life on the water...
What this man won't do for sailing...
Congratulations to Summer Sailstice founder, John Arndt, on his newest venture as owner of West Coast sailing magazine, Latitude 38.
Elizabeth, Past Commmodore of the Windjammers Sailing Club on Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, created a fun Summer Sailstice race event, which had sailors jostling for line honors before they even left the marina!