Summer Sailstice News & Stories

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Florida - Crystal River sailors head out on their Cape Dory 28

Hot and muggy Florida Sailstice

July 14, 2010 by John A
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Virginia - sailing out of Hampton

Everyone has a different greeting! The Hogg's say hello from Hampton, VA.

July 13, 2010 by John A
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New York - Summer heat at regional meet at Sewanhaka Corinthian YC

Artist Kirk Larsen enjoyed a light wind start to summer with a race in the Shields class at the Seawanhaka Corinthian YC on Long Island Sound.

July 9, 2010 by John A
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Alaska - North for the Sailstice

In the summer the northern latitudes enjoy more sunlight than the rest of us and some sailors take advantage of it by heading North for Summer Sailstice

July 2, 2010 by John A
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Tahiti - a Southern Hemisphere celebration

Latitude 38's Pacific Puddle Jump has again culminated with a fabulous rendezvous in Tahiti for Summer Sailstice.

July 2, 2010 by John A
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California - Sailing, Swimwear and Shifting the Lens

Martha Blanchfield and John Cabrall are both active members and creators of activities through MeetUp.com. John a sailor and Martha a photographer. Together they thought a Summer Sailstice sail, some photographers, a beach and models in swimwear would be an ideal way to introduce new people to sailing and cooperatively share their passions. They found one of the sunniest, warmest places on an otherwise cool, breezy bay.

July 1, 2010 by John A
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Northernmost Sailstice?

One of the more interesting trips starting just about on Summer Sailstice are two explorers intent upon circumnavigating the North Pole in a Corsair 31 trimaran!

July 1, 2010 by John A
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Isle of Arran, Scotland - the Sailstice is celebrated!

Adam Lansdown enjoyed a blustery sail from mainland Scotland to the inner islands, where he enjoyed dinner with other sailing folks at the Glenisle hotel.

June 29, 2010 by John A
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North Dakota - Inland sailors gather on Lake Sakakawea

There's a lot of great racing on inland lakes but North Dakota cruisers find some beautiful cruising destinations as well.

June 29, 2010 by John A
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Nevada - Lake Mead connected fleets and clubs for a Summer Sailstice extravaganza

On June 19th, Summer Sailstice was celebrated at Lake Mead by the Hobie Fleet 51, Lake Mead Sailing Club, Las Vegas Sail and Power Squadron and the Nevada Yacht Club.

June 29, 2010 by John A
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The Sailstice celebrated in Northern Europe!

Edward Blurock celebrates in Sweden.

June 25, 2010 by John A
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Bermuda - Fitted Dinghy Racing on Sailstice Weekend 2010

Lynn Fitzpatrick writes in from the Gulf Stream warmed waters of Bermuda.

June 24, 2010 by John A
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Collected quotes, anecodetes and short notes from Summer Sailstice participants

Many sailors add a comment or a short note about their participation in Summer Saisltice. We summarize many of them here.

June 24, 2010 by John A
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Wisconsin - Milwaukee Bay Sailors Celebrate Summer Sailstice

Milwaukee rocked for Summer Sailstice. Four clubs on Milwaukee Bay pooled resources, boats, people and enjoyed a fabulous day of Lake Michigan sailing.

June 23, 2010 by John A
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Trial Run celebrates Summer Sailstice on San Francisco Bay

Getting ready to race in this year's Pacific Cup the vessel 'Trial Run' takes to a windy San Francisco Bay to prepare and celebrate Summer Sailstice.

June 23, 2010 by John A
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California - San Francisco Chronicle sailing columnist reports in from his Catalina 310

Paul Oliva, father, sailor, writer combined a winning time on the winch grinder while also enjoying a relaxing weekend in Clipper Cove. It's hard to improve upon his 'good times' - a good time on the grinder and a good time on his boat 'Time and Tide'.

June 23, 2010 by John A
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Missouri - Summer Sailstice At Mark Twain Lake!

Sailors from the Mark Twain Lake Sailing Association and Rockford (Illinois) Yacht Club joined together for a day of celebrating the Sailstice on Mark Twain Lake in northeast Missouri.

June 23, 2010 by John A
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California - Sailboat epiphany on San Francisco Bay

A good time on a sailboat ride in San Francisco Bay turns to an epiphany for sailor Rick Galbreath.

June 23, 2010 by John A
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Mixing it up on Summer Sailstice

While some were out battling Bay breezes in the Summer Sailstice regatta others were enjoying a quiet raft-up in the lee of Treasure Island while conducting a photo bikini photo shoot with Renegade Photos.

June 23, 2010 by John A
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California - SailTime Channel Islands celebrates with an afternoon sail and evening BBQ!

Members of Sailtime celebrated both Summer Sailstice and Father's Day on the water in beautiful Southern California!

June 23, 2010 by John A
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Wisconsin - Sailors on Lake Petenwell, Wisconsin celebrated with sail, raft up and potluck!

Nine sailboats rafted up on Lake Petenwell to enjoy the longest days of the summer.

June 22, 2010 by John A
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Germany - Summer Sailstice celebrated on Lake Alster

Foul weather didn't stop sailors in Germany getting out on the water.

June 22, 2010 by John A
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China - (SSSSSS) Shanghai Saimeng Summer Sailstice Sunrise Sail

Alistair Skinner and friends gathered before dawn in Shanghai to sail out on Dianshan lake for Summer Sailstice

June 21, 2010 by John A
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Indiania - Summer Sailstice in the heartland

Summer Sailstice voyages happen everywhere and continue for generations.

June 21, 2010 by John A
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Florida -Storms for Summer Sailstice

A casual sunset sail for Summer Sailstice turns into a thriller in Florida, the best laid plans.....

June 21, 2010 by John A
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Summer Sailstice San Francisco

Clear skies and blustery winds greeted San Francisco sailors for Summer Sailstice. Just a typical summer day on the Bay!

June 21, 2010 by John A
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Latitude 38 told the tale of Summer Sailstice on San Francisco Bay

South Pacific island dancers and a blustery San Francisco Bay greet Summer Sailstice celebrants.

June 21, 2010 by John A
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Couldn't resist sending this photo

Just another beautiful Summer Sailstice sunset in FL.

June 1, 2010 by John A
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Tell us about your 2010 Sailstice Sail

Sailstice Tales are the stories of your 2010 sailing celebration. After Summer Sailstice weekend, June 19, send us a couple of photos and paragraphs about your sailing adventures and we'll post them here. Fair Winds.

April 11, 2010 by John A
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Celebrating in Fort Morgan Beach Alabama

Chip Millican celebrated with his brother and their families by heading down to Alabama from Tennessee.

September 23, 2009 by John A
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100 days of sailing by September 18th including a favorite day: Summer Sailstice

John Cabrall is clearly passionate about sailing and fits in as much as he can. One of the very best of his 100 days of sailing the year was Summer Sailstice.

September 19, 2009 by John A
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Kentucky Lake sailors

There's just nothing like bringing the kids along.

August 28, 2009 by John A
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Sailing in the desert

New Mexico sailors get out for Summer Sailstice

August 15, 2009 by John A
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Sailstice at 50 degress North in British Columbia

Pat & Rosalind Shera gathered friends to revel in the longest day of the year aboard their Catalina 30 and sent us a report:

August 11, 2009 by John A
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Read comments from sailors across the country

From Illinois to San Diego to Maine and Nicaragua - sailors sent in comments about their day of celebrating sailing.

July 19, 2009 by John A
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Sailstice Tails in Guilford, CT

The wind didn't cooperate, but the animals did.

June 28, 2009 by John A
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The Shellback Nationals

The first ever Shellback Nationals occurred on the Sailstice!

June 28, 2009 by John A
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Sailors in Southwest Florida break with tradition for a summer regatta!

John Lynch writes from Venice, FL:

"We did sail in the River Regatta in Palmetto. My boat Summertime was 3rd in class and we all had had a great time.

See results at

http://home.comcast.net/~venicesailor/VSSracing/sailstice.html

and pictures at

June 28, 2009 by John A
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Sailstice Success at Backyard Boats in Annapolis

Chesapeake Hobie Island Group ( C.H.I.G. ) and Backyard Boats hosted a 2 day event to promote sailing in Annapolis from Backyard Boats floating dock on Spa Creek.

June 26, 2009 by John A
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Sailors in Annapolis Celebrate the Sailstice with an evening on the Chesapeake

On Saturday, the 20th, the Chesapeake Sailing School and the Tiller Club in Annapolis, MD celebrated Sailstice with a beautiful evening. 

A group of 17 sailors sailed the Severn and the Chesapeake Bay on 5 boats, including Tanzer 22s and C&C 30.

Participants were blessed with blue sky and an enchanting sunset. 

 

Check out the Chesapeake Sailing School website at www.sailingclasses.com

June 26, 2009 by John A
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Passion for the Caribbean fuels one woman's splendid Sailstice!

Eva de Lourdes shares her Sailstice celebration in Antilia.

June 26, 2009 by John A
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Finally A Successful Event at Beaver Lake!

Thirteen boats and 26 sailors-a lot for a landlock lake in the Ozarks. (a fourteenth boat sailed out early with more crew but had to return early so we could fudge figures a little!

Sailors from Beaver Lake Sail Club set sail at 11am on Saturday with the islands in site-Shaddock Island that is. Thirteen boats made the 7.5km trip to anchor in the lee of the island or at least sail through to say hello. Great winds aye!

June 22, 2009 by John A
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'Ocean Watch' in the Gulf of Alaska for Summer Sailstice

Herb McCormick, Mark Schrader and crew write in from mid-ocean with Summer Sailstice greetings.

June 22, 2009 by John A
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Your Event Coming Soon!

We'll post the stories from your 2009 Summer Sailstice celebrations here. Have some fun, take some pics and pass along what you did on Summer Sailstice. There's no reason to keep all the good times to yourself!

May 26, 2009 by John A
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Missouri Sailors Host Summer Sailstice Raft-up?

 

March 29, 2009 by John A
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S/V Resolution sailing from Spitzer's Lakeside Marina - Lake Erie

 Resolution had an enjoyable and "uneventful" (just the way we like it!) first cruise of the sailing season on Lake Erie. She departed Spitzer's Lakeside Marina in Lorain, OH at precisely noon on Sunday, with Bev, Brian, Kelli, Mike, 4-year old Clayton, and of course our boatdog, Cocker Spaniel "Doogie". The crew performed spectacularly!

March 29, 2009 by John A
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Summer Sailstice 2005 - New York

March 29, 2009 by John A
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Celebrating Sailstice out of Rye, New York

 We were out sailing again on the sailstice weekend and enjoyed every moment. Saturday there wasn't much wind so we moored and did lots of fussing with things on the boat, including installing a new stereo so we now have music. Sunday, the wind was glorious, as you can see from the look on Alex' face, so we sailed out and about taking pictures of everyone enjoying the day.

Here's to another successful Sailstice!

March 29, 2009 by John A
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North St. Johns River, FL - 'Soggy Dollar' Redux

 What a great event to officially ring in the Summer Sailing Season - Summer Sailstice !!! Lyn and Lew Everline hosted a great Saturday afternoon party at Amnity Anchorage. The “Soggy Dollar” Redux was the deal. “Painkillers” with official Pussers Rum was the offering of the afternoon (Lew has the authentic recipe- including fresh nutmeg). The summer afternoon storm did not thwart some very hearty and thirsty sailors.

March 29, 2009 by John A
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Great Egg Harbor Bay, NJ - Somers Point Yacht Club Cruise

 

March 29, 2009 by John A

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