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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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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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