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Weta West Sailing in Ventura - Ruined Monday.

Weta West sailors gathered in Ventura for their First Annual Summer Sailstice event and sent in this report:

June 30, 2013 by John A
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The Force —Making an Impact on & off the Water

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.

June 26, 2013 by John A
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Submarines Don't Sail

    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.

June 25, 2013 by John A
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MI - Muskegon Yacht Club on Muskegon Lake

Mark Hoenke sent in a couple of photos from the shores of Muskegon Lake in Michigan.

December 29, 2012 by John A
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Nicaragua - Winter solstice sailing

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.

December 26, 2012 by John A
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ND - Less wind but more sailors greeted the annual Lake Sakakawea Summer Sailstice celebreation.

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.

December 21, 2012 by John A
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WA - Sunset At Kingston Marina

Being far North for Summer Sailstice gives you more daylight hours and gorgeous sunsets. At least this one was in WA.

November 5, 2012 by John A
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TX - Corpus Christi: Little to No Wind, and Seas and Current on the Bow

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.

October 9, 2012 by John A
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TX - Lake Ray Hubbard

A prize winner writes in with a picture and story of her Summer Saisltice Sail.

October 3, 2012 by John A
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IL - Offshore Race - Chicago to Waukegan Yacht Club

Sailors gathered for the annual Chicago to Waukegan Yacht Club

September 25, 2012 by John A
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MS - Mark Twain Lake Celebration

More freshwater sailors connect for a sail and celebration in Missouri.

September 25, 2012 by John A
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WA - Downtown Sailing Series for Summer Sailstice

Elliott Bay Marina gets folks out every Thursday for summer sailing. One of those lined up with Summer Sailstice.

August 28, 2012 by John A
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WI - Freshwater celebration in Wisconsin

Lake Petenwell hosts another Summer Sailstice sail.

August 27, 2012 by John A
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CO - Mountain High Sailing near Denver

Despite being a mile above sea level sailors find a way to sail and celebrate in Colorado.

August 13, 2012 by John A
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El Salvador - Summer Sailstice in Central America

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.

August 10, 2012 by John A
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Kansas - on Cheney Lake the find some 'heel time' for Summer Sailstice.

Where do people sail in Kansas? Cheney Lake with the Ninnescah Sailing Association of course.

August 9, 2012 by John A
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MA - Scituate Harbor Sailors sail the Chapman Bowl for Summer Sailstice

Douglass Meyer sends in a mid-race photo from the morning after a nighttime solstice race.

August 8, 2012 by John A
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CA - San Francisco Bay - The largest Sailstice celebration?

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.

July 23, 2012 by John A
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FL - Regatta Pointe Marina Summer Sailstice Regatta

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.

July 22, 2012 by John A
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CA - Orange Coast College In Newport Beach Celebrates Sailing

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!

July 19, 2012 by John A
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Florida - Lake Eustis Sailing Club

Foul forecast didn't slow the celebration. Over 25 boats and many more sailors gathered to celebrate Summer Sailstice on Lake Eustis.

July 15, 2012 by John A
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CA - Summer Sailstice at Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale, CA

Rich Vilvens and his Hobie 18 reports in his sailblog from windy sailing from the reservoir on the edge of California's central valley.

July 8, 2012 by John A
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Clipper Race participant New York celebrated Summer Sailstice in the North Atlantic

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.

June 24, 2012 by John A
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Clipper Race Boat Finland writes from the North Atlantic

The crew of Finland sailed, celebrated and successfully contended with mid-ocean repairs for Summer Sailstice.

June 24, 2012 by John A
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Clipper Race yacht Edinburgh Inspiring Capital writes from the Atlantic

Photos and story from the Atlantic with Greenland perhaps the closest land on Summer Sailstice.

June 24, 2012 by John A
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Photos from Clipper Race entry De Lage Landen mid-Atlantic on Summer Sailstice

Mid-Atlantic sunset phots as De Lage Landen races towards Derry-Londonderry

June 24, 2012 by John A
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Clipper Race 'Welcome to Yorkshire' and 'Gold Coast Australia' send shots

Two other competitors in the Clipper Round-the-World Race send in their mid-Atlantic Summer Sailstice photos.

June 24, 2012 by John A
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First 2012 Sailstice Photo arrives

David Roach of Sagamore Harbor, New York sends in this first photo of Summer Sailstice 2012

June 21, 2012 by John A
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Your Summer Sailstice Sailing Tales

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.

March 18, 2012 by John A
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More of Summer Sailstice at Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda, CA

Sarah Arndt spent the weekend helping with the Summer Sailstice celebration in Alameda and filed this report.

August 14, 2011 by John A
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California Encinal YC Summer Sailstice 2011 on San Francisco Bay

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.

July 17, 2011 by John A
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Walter & Vivian Carrigan won the Moorings charter in 2010 and celebrated in the BVI in 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!

July 17, 2011 by John A
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Ohio - Fairport Harbor YC Sailing Regatta and Potluck

Multiple Sailing Clubs get together on Lake Erie in Northeast, Ohio to participate in a regatta and share a potluck.

July 14, 2011 by John A
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Sailing on the Back River, MD

Despite predicted rainy weather - clear skies and good wind come as a pleasant surprise on the Sailstice!

June 29, 2011 by John A
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Daffodil hits the water just in time for Sailstice

In Ft. Meyers, Florida the sailboat "Daffodil" launched!

June 28, 2011 by John A
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Sailors still manage to celebrate in heavy winds and rain!

On Ada Hayden Lake, Ames, Iowa Sailstice storm brews.

June 28, 2011 by John A
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Sailstice celebration in Northwest Montana

Cold weather means sailors celebrate around the fire!

June 28, 2011 by John A
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Salvaged boats on the water for Summer Sailstice!

In celebration of the Sailstice, Glen Sperry attempted to sail all six of his salvaged boats. See photos of each.

June 28, 2011 by John A
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Gorgeous Sail on Commencement Bay, Puget Sound, Washington

Sailstice sail with views of Mt. Rainier and Tacoma!

June 28, 2011 by John A
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Bay Yacht Club of Corpus Christi, Texas celebrates with potluck dinner!

Despite high winds and a cancelled race, members of the Bay Yacht Club still managed to have lots of fun on the Sailstice!

June 28, 2011 by John A
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New York Harbor Sail!

Jerry, Anne, and friends sailed aboard a Sailtime Hunter to celebrate.

June 28, 2011 by John A
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8 Day Sailstice Cruise aboard Hunter 37.5 "Wanderlust"

Sailors aboard Wanderlust sailed to various spots on the Chesapeake during the week leading up to the Sailstice.

June 27, 2011 by John A
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All day Race/Cruise on Lake George, New York

Sailors on Lake George, in upstate New York, enjoyed a full day of sunny sailing in light wind.

June 27, 2011 by John A
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Summer Sailstice winch grinder contest at Encinal YC in California

Of the many activities at Encinal Yacht Club America True's grinder contest gathers a crowd of challengers.

June 22, 2011 by John A
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A Sailstice Wedding!

A marriage aboard sailboat "Chronos," on Lake Erie, occurs on the Sailstice.

June 22, 2011 by John A
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First Sailstice Sail goes to sailors from the Mieco Beach Yacht Club

Located on the Marshall Islands, just west of the international dateline and seven degrees north of the equator.

June 22, 2011 by John A
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Sailors from Boothbay, Maine enjoy a pleasant afternoon sail

In between the fog, lobster boat races, and thunderstorm, Margaret and Dave Tew were able to find some sunny, breezy sailing time.

June 22, 2011 by John A
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Windwalker celebrates the Sailstice and supports a cause!

The sailboat, Wind Walker, sailed out of Liberty Bay, Washington to celebrate and to raise money for a homeless women's shelter.

June 22, 2011 by John A
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Massachusetts sailors enjoy full weekend of Sailstice sailing

Sailors Bill and Andrea Scanlon sail out of Winthrop Yacht Club on both Saturday and Sunday

June 22, 2011 by John A
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Your 2011 Sailstice sailing adventures will go here

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.

February 11, 2011 by John A

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