Summer Sailstice News & Stories
Weta West sailors gathered in Ventura for their First Annual Summer Sailstice event and sent in this report:
The American Youth Sailing Force, the San Francisco team entered in the upcoming Red Bull Youth America's Cup, has been all over the Bay with events and sailing. They made their presence known by participating in Summer Sailstice at Encinal Yacht Club as a boatbuilding team, participating in a Cup Chat with Tom Ehman, giving rides on their SL33 training catamaran and just having some fun with the rest of the Sailstice festivities. It was great to have them there.
It was the best of days, it was the worst of days.
It was a day of short sails, and long walks.
It was our version of Summer Sailstice 2013.
Mark Hoenke sent in a couple of photos from the shores of Muskegon Lake in Michigan.
Ralph Hewitt hates to miss a day of sailing, especially when he can be introducing new people to sailing in his current home waters of Nicaragua even though it all started with the Sea Scouts years ago in Vancouver, WA.
Sailors on Lake Sakakawea, is the third largest man made lake in the United States creating lots of navigable sailing opportunities for sailors. And, where you find sailors, wind and water, you'll find a group of people ready to sail and celebrate.
Being far North for Summer Sailstice gives you more daylight hours and gorgeous sunsets. At least this one was in WA.
The Bay Yacht Club combined with the Corpus Christie Midget Ocean Racing Fleet to put on a race/cruise or a cruise/race for a wind challenged, but fun, Summer Sailstice celebration.
A prize winner writes in with a picture and story of her Summer Saisltice Sail.
Sailors gathered for the annual Chicago to Waukegan Yacht Club
More freshwater sailors connect for a sail and celebration in Missouri.
Elliott Bay Marina gets folks out every Thursday for summer sailing. One of those lined up with Summer Sailstice.
Lake Petenwell hosts another Summer Sailstice sail.
Despite being a mile above sea level sailors find a way to sail and celebrate in Colorado.
In El Salvador Summer Sailstice is at the end of the traditional sailing season - or at least it's getting very hot. None-the-less sailors who have enjoyed a winter on the coast of Central America are ready to celebrate.
Where do people sail in Kansas? Cheney Lake with the Ninnescah Sailing Association of course.
Douglass Meyer sends in a mid-race photo from the morning after a nighttime solstice race.
2012 was the 12th year of Summer Sailstice and the 12th celebration on San Francisco Bay. The tradition is growing around the world and on San Francisco Bay.
A Sailstice video, on June 23, 2012 the 4th annual River Regatta Race on the beautiful Manatee River in Palmetto, Florida. Hosted by Regatta Pointe Marina, Riverhouse Reef & Grill and Riverhouse Weddings & Banquets.
Southern California is home to one of the nations largest and best public sailing programs - and they do enjoy sailing and celebrating for Summer Sailstice. Newport Beach is just one perfect place to sail!
Foul forecast didn't slow the celebration. Over 25 boats and many more sailors gathered to celebrate Summer Sailstice on Lake Eustis.
Rich Vilvens and his Hobie 18 reports in his sailblog from windy sailing from the reservoir on the edge of California's central valley.
The 10 boats in the Clipper Race were crossing the North Atlantic on the solstice with Cyclone Chris just to the South. New York wrote in about their day sailing for Summer Sailstice.
The crew of Finland sailed, celebrated and successfully contended with mid-ocean repairs for Summer Sailstice.
Photos and story from the Atlantic with Greenland perhaps the closest land on Summer Sailstice.
Mid-Atlantic sunset phots as De Lage Landen races towards Derry-Londonderry
Two other competitors in the Clipper Round-the-World Race send in their mid-Atlantic Summer Sailstice photos.
David Roach of Sagamore Harbor, New York sends in this first photo of Summer Sailstice 2012
Take pictures, send stories! Sailstice Tales is dedicated to telling your Summer Sailstice sailing stories. What, where, how, who sailed with you on Summer Sailstice 2012. We want to let the world know how, where and why we all enjoy our days under sail. Send in your stories and we'll post them here.
Sarah Arndt spent the weekend helping with the Summer Sailstice celebration in Alameda and filed this report.
What's the secret sauce? Like Coca Cola or Tabasco sauce it's often a mysterious recipe that makes something just right. Mike Scheck and the crew at Encinal Yacht Club figured out the secret Sailstice sauce to create a fabulous day of sailing and celebration for Summer Saisltice 2011.
Walter Carrigan signed up for Summer Sailstice and, like all other participants, thought just maybe he might win the Moorings charter. Unlike all other participants he actually did!
Multiple Sailing Clubs get together on Lake Erie in Northeast, Ohio to participate in a regatta and share a potluck.
Despite predicted rainy weather - clear skies and good wind come as a pleasant surprise on the Sailstice!
In Ft. Meyers, Florida the sailboat "Daffodil" launched!
On Ada Hayden Lake, Ames, Iowa Sailstice storm brews.
Cold weather means sailors celebrate around the fire!
In celebration of the Sailstice, Glen Sperry attempted to sail all six of his salvaged boats. See photos of each.
Sailstice sail with views of Mt. Rainier and Tacoma!
Despite high winds and a cancelled race, members of the Bay Yacht Club still managed to have lots of fun on the Sailstice!
Jerry, Anne, and friends sailed aboard a Sailtime Hunter to celebrate.
Sailors aboard Wanderlust sailed to various spots on the Chesapeake during the week leading up to the Sailstice.
Sailors on Lake George, in upstate New York, enjoyed a full day of sunny sailing in light wind.
Of the many activities at Encinal Yacht Club America True's grinder contest gathers a crowd of challengers.
A marriage aboard sailboat "Chronos," on Lake Erie, occurs on the Sailstice.
Located on the Marshall Islands, just west of the international dateline and seven degrees north of the equator.
In between the fog, lobster boat races, and thunderstorm, Margaret and Dave Tew were able to find some sunny, breezy sailing time.
The sailboat, Wind Walker, sailed out of Liberty Bay, Washington to celebrate and to raise money for a homeless women's shelter.
Sailors Bill and Andrea Scanlon sail out of Winthrop Yacht Club on both Saturday and Sunday
From Tahiti, Alaska, Germany, Annapolis or anywhere you're sailing, this page is reserved for your stories about your Summer Saisltice sail and celebration. Take pictures, write stories and let the world know who, what, where and how you sailed for Summer Sailstice 2011. Check out the links below for tales from past years.