Summer Sailstice News & Stories

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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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Can we Enter our own Competition?

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

June 20, 2017 by Monica Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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'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 Grant
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Have you ever wondered who wins Summer Sailstice Prizes?

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

February 21, 2017 by Monica Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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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 Grant
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Roosters Shine in Oklahoma

Teresa Smith Galoob's restoration of her 1982 Rooster Class Sailboat earned her Second Place in this year’s ‘Restore a Small Boa

October 18, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Sailors for love and for life!

‘Learning to sail is a gift that never goes away, never fades, never ends.’
These are the words of Andrew Cross, this year’s winner of the Summer Sailstice ‘Restore a Small Boat’ competition.

September 15, 2016 by Monica Grant
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'Thanks John, for Summer Sailstice!'

'First I must thank Summer Sailstice for the inspiration to create videos of sailing at our club,' said Video Competition 1st place, winner Evelyn Bauer.

September 9, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Winners are Grinners - New Sailor Completes Class, and Wins Prize!

Vallejo Yacht Club, CA, was the scene of multiple celebrations on June 18, as enthusiastic young sailor, Sterling spent the day completing his 'Introduction to Sailing' class!

July 21, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Club Nautique Members Explore

 
Club Nautique member Roberto Almodobar and crew did the sensible thing for Summer Saisltice - they went sailing.  It doesn't take much of a change in course to discover something new.  Roberto sent in some pics and a few words to describe the day:
 
July 17, 2016 by John A
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Hampton YC Adjusts the Sails

Did we really learn this from Dolly Parton? A common life lesson from sailing is how we can't change the wind but can only adjust our sails.

July 17, 2016 by John A
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Fort Peck Gains Sailors Through Summer Sailstice

Fort Peck Sailing Club is possibly one of the newest sailing clubs in existence, but it’s certainly not going unnoticed. This thriving young club began its life in the summer of 2015 and has taken sailing by the sheets to engage people of all ages in the great sport.

July 14, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Ninnescah Sailing Association Enjoys Exciting Sailstice Celebrations!

The Ninnescah Sailing Association in Wichita, Kansas celebrated Summer Sailstice with a social gathering ahead of the annual blessing of the fleet to kick off what can only be a great summer of sailing.

July 14, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Summer Sailstice Competitions Extended to July 17!

We've extended the deadline for the 2016 Video, Sea Shanty, and Boat Restorations competitions. Meanwhile, take a look at some of the video entries we've received so far...

July 13, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Encinal Yacht Club Scores Again!

2016 EYC Summer Sailstice

Every good cocktail has just the right blend of ingredients and, like the smooth, Gosling’s Dark ‘N Stormies served up at the Encinal Yacht Club at their 2016 Summer Sailstice, the event blended all the right elements for a energized day of celebrating sailing.

July 10, 2016 by John A
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Islander 36's Gather At Encinal Yacht Club

Smokey Stover of the Islander 36 'Evanescence' attended the Summer Sailstice celebration at the Encinal YC with family, Lauire, Sarah and Evan and expressed the sentiment many Bay Area sailors feel when they

July 10, 2016 by John A
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The Magic of Maine

The season is short but the magic is eternal.  For anyone with a sailing ‘bucket list’ it would be considered very short-sighted if it did not include at least one, if not several, sailing adventures on the coast of Maine.

July 7, 2016 by John A
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Shoreline Lake in Silicon Valley Hosts Sailstice Open House

Shoreline Lake Sailing, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, took the opportunity of a sailing celebration to promote its lake sailing opportunities to the public and to add to their Father's Day events.

July 7, 2016 by John A
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Lake Canyon Yacht Club Celebrates Sensational Second Summer Sailstice

Captain Kirk (aka Gary Kirkham) sent us a round up of the Lake Canyon Yacht Club's second annual Summer Sailstice celebration. From the sounds of Capt. Kirk's news, the LCYC is gaining a following and enjoying a taste of notoriety for their Summer Sailstice activities...

July 4, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Roosters Show off their Colors in “Restore a Small Boat” Competition

Teresa Smith-Galoob and her family love their Roosters, but we’re not talking about the kind that crow loudly and wake up the neighbors at 4am, we’re talking about the Rooster Class Sailboats.

June 25, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Sailstice, Boat Tug-O-War in Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL was the setting for an inter-club raft up and tug-o-war between the Gulfstream Sailing Club,

June 25, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Oklahoma Sailors Celebrate Despite Imminent Storms

Teresa Smith Galoob and her husband, Mike, were part of a small but hardy group of sailors who braved bleak weather and storm warnings to celebrate Summer Sailstice in Oklahoma.

June 23, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Father's 'Celebrating Sailstice' Day!

Dad’s across the country had the best of both worlds last weekend when they combined Father’s Day with Summer Sailstice…

June 23, 2016 by Monica Grant
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More 'Happy Snaps' from Summer Sailstice 2016!

Keep sending us your photos they look great!

June 22, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Early-Bird Pics from Summer Sailstice 2016!!!

Take a look and see what's been happening around the country for Summer Sailstice 2016...

June 20, 2016 by Monica Grant
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Restore a Small Boat Comp: This Little Boat Shines!

Andrew Cross and his family have restored a Quartermaster 8 sailing/rowing dinghy, which was quite un-seaworthy when they began. Despite the size of the boat, the project was a big one and took 6 months to complete.

June 14, 2016 by Monica Grant
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The '70s Greatest Hits' 50 Boat Raft Up With Washed Up Yacht Club

With an eclectic collection of sailboats that might be titled after a favorite music compilation LP 'Greatest HIts of the 70's' Adam Katz and the Washed Up Yacht Club of Oakland, CA already held what's likely the largest Summer Sailstice raft-up ever with their one-week-early celebration in Clipper Cove on San Francisco Bay.

June 12, 2016 by John A

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