Summer Sailstice News & Stories

Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

How You Can Help Hurricane Relief Efforts

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.

September 15, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

What is Summer Sailstice Really About?

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. 

September 1, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

How Good was Keyport Yacht Club's Summer Sailstice Celebration!

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...

September 1, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Discover Why Our Navionics Prize Winner Are So Happy!

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.

August 29, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Summer may be on its way out, but the Summer Sailstice Memories Live On!

Although the northern hemisphere's summer may be showing signs of being on its way out, the Summer Sailstice Memories Live On!

August 22, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Will you enter the 2018 Video Challenge? Maybe you can get some ideas from this year's winner.

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!

August 22, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

2017 Video Challenge Winners Announced

Here it is, the moment you've all been waiting for, the Summer Sailstice 2017 Video Challenge winners announcement. 

August 14, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Summer Sailstice 2017 Prize Draw Coming to a Close

The Summer Sailstice 2017 Prize Draw is coming to a close, but we do have a few more prizes to award.

August 11, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Contest Winners Announced!

We're announcing the winners of the Summer Sailstice 2017 Contests. Read on to find out who they are...

August 2, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Summer Sailstice Hauls in New Sailors in Montana.

Reggie Good's Summer Sailstice celebrations in Montana included introducing new sailors to the sport.

July 25, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Summer Sailstice Winners Are Grinners!

Today's Summer Sailstice prize winners have every reason to grin, as they collect some great prizes. 

July 21, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailstice Tales, News

And the Summer Sailstice 2017 Prize Draw Continues...

The Summer Sailstice 2017 prize draw is continuing, and here are the latest winners.

July 20, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Lake Townsend YC Hosts more than a Celebration

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. 

July 19, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Are you on Today's Winner List?

Here is today's list of Summer Sailstice 2017, prize draw winners. Are you on it?

July 17, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Red Sky at Night, Sailors' Delight...

Is anyone seeing a red sky tonight, and feeling a little delight? If so, read on, it might be because you're a winner!

July 17, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

'Who Won What'

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.

July 13, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Jeff, Melissa, and Bosco Celebrate Aboard S/V Kismet.

Jeff Grudin and his wife, Melissa, and their dog, Bosco celebrated this year's Summer Sailstice aboard their new (to them) Jeanneau 47, Kismet.

July 12, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

1982 Celebrity Sailboat Almost Ready to Sail

Connie Polk from Chatham Sailing Club, Savannah, GA, has been resotring her 1982 Celebrity sailboat, and now it's almost ready to sail again!

July 12, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailstice Tales, News

Congratulations to Our Next Prize Winners!

Congratulations to our next round of prize winners as we continue the Summer Sailstice 2017 Prize Draw.

July 10, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

West Coast Multihulls Enjoy Sailstice Celebration in San Diego

West Coast Multihulls sailors enjoyed a fun Summer Sailstice celebration in San Diego!

July 6, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

This Lucky Old Champion is Being Lovingly Restored in Monterey.

Eriksen Digman decided that rather than let this 1959 built champion Flying 15 go to scrap, he would loving her.

July 5, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Waikiki Rocks the Sea Shanty Shake for Summer Sailstice 2017!

Do you have an entry for the Summer Sailstice 2017, SEA SHANTY SHAKE Contest?

July 5, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Chatham Sailing Club Celebrates with Fun Series and Raft Up, for One?

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.

July 3, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Indiana Sailors Ride the Wild Winds to Celebrate Summer Sailstice!

Muncie Sailing Club in Indiana sent us some photos and a round up of their Summer Sailstice celebrations. 

July 3, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Early-Bird Navionics Winners Enjoy Summer Sailstice While Dreaming of their Caribbean Adventure

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. 

June 29, 2017 by Monica
Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

What Do You Do When The Sailing Gods Appear To Be Against You?

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/

June 28, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Summer Sailstice Sailors Celebrated in Sausalito, CA!

Summer Sailstice 2017 was a great success, and sailors everywhere are sending in photos and reports of their celebrations, including these from Sausalito, CA.

June 28, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Commanders' Weather Forecasts Cleveland Race Week's Summer Sailstice Celebrations

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.

June 27, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Keyport Yacht Club's Sailstice Event Honored by Town

Keyport Yacht Club was recognised by Keyport town this weekend when its Summer Sailstice event was honored with the title "Keyport Yacht Club Day".

June 27, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Florida Jeanneau Owners and Matheson Hammock YC Celebrate in Key Largo!

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...

June 26, 2017 by Monica
Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Vinka- A Sailstice Offering

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..."

June 22, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Here are Two More Restored Sailboat Entries.

Restoring old sailboats appears to be popular, here are two more entries for the RESTORE AN OLD SAILBOAT contest.

June 22, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Almost Time for Summer Sailstice - Is your Pin on the Map?

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?

June 21, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Can we Enter our own Competition?

Entries for the Summer Sailstice 2017 contests are coming in fast! 

June 20, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailstice Tales, News

Restore an Old Sail Boat Contest Attracts Entries

We now have three entries for the RESTORE AN OLD SAILBOAT Contest, is yours one of them?

June 14, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

So Many Fun Events for Summer Sailstice 2017

Have you been keeping an eye on the Events page? There are dozens of fun events and sailing plans being added everyday. 

June 14, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Win a 7-day Bareboat BVI Charter with Sunsail

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/

June 14, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Summer Sailstice Contests are READY, SET, GO!

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!

June 12, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Sailors Across the Globe Celebrate Summer Sailstice!

Sailors the world over are celebrating Summer Sailstice with events and sailing plans across Europe, Australia, the South Pacific and Canada!

June 8, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

4 Weeks to Summer Sailstice '17 #HOWWILLYOUSAIL

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?

 

May 30, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Celebrate Summer Sailstice in Texas with Mantus Anchors, and Many Others!

Where, and with who will you be sailing on June 24 this year?

May 22, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Belt Out a Tune While you Sail, with Kala Brand and Ukulele Magazine.

Belt out some salty sailing tunes this Summer Sailstice, and you could win a Kala Brand Ukulele and a subscription to Ukulele magazine.

May 21, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Jeanneau's Mission to Preserve Marine Biodiversity

According to the statement that heads up Jeanneau's list of values and commitments, Jeanneau is on a mission to preserve marine biodiversity.

May 11, 2017 by Monica
Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

118th Great Vallejo Race Enjoys Near Sail-perfect Conditions

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. 

May 7, 2017 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

'Young & Salty' Sailors Ride a Millennial Wave

Fiona McGlynn (29) and Robin Urquhart (34) are two young and salty sailors who recently decided to cast off the dock lines to their 1979 Dufour 35, MonArk, and ride the 
March 12, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailstice Tales, News

Have you ever wondered who wins Summer Sailstice Prizes?

Californian sailor, Mark Werder is a two-time prize winner.

February 21, 2017 by Monica
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Walker Bay 8s Looking for a New Home

Are you a part of a Youth or Community Sailing Program and could use some small sailing dinghies?

 

November 16, 2016 by Monica
Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

S/V "Hula Girl" Shows Off Her New Ukulele!

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...

November 7, 2016 by Monica
Featured Events, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

Summer Sailstice Founder, John Arndt, Takes the Helm of Latitude 38

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.

October 25, 2016 by Monica
Featured Events, Prizes, Sailing Inspiration, Sailstice Tales, News

What Happens When the Race Starts at the Slip?

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!

October 22, 2016 by Monica

Pages