Summer Sailstice News & Stories
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.
Hot and muggy Florida Sailstice
Everyone has a different greeting! The Hogg's say hello from Hampton, VA.
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.
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
Latitude 38's Pacific Puddle Jump has again culminated with a fabulous rendezvous in Tahiti for Summer Sailstice.
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.
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!
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.
There's a lot of great racing on inland lakes but North Dakota cruisers find some beautiful cruising destinations as well.
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.
Edward Blurock celebrates in Sweden.
Lynn Fitzpatrick writes in from the Gulf Stream warmed waters of Bermuda.
Many sailors add a comment or a short note about their participation in Summer Saisltice. We summarize many of them here.
Milwaukee rocked for Summer Sailstice. Four clubs on Milwaukee Bay pooled resources, boats, people and enjoyed a fabulous day of Lake Michigan sailing.
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.
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'.
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.
A good time on a sailboat ride in San Francisco Bay turns to an epiphany for sailor Rick Galbreath.
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.
Members of Sailtime celebrated both Summer Sailstice and Father's Day on the water in beautiful Southern California!
Nine sailboats rafted up on Lake Petenwell to enjoy the longest days of the summer.
Foul weather didn't stop sailors in Germany getting out on the water.
Alistair Skinner and friends gathered before dawn in Shanghai to sail out on Dianshan lake for Summer Sailstice
Summer Sailstice voyages happen everywhere and continue for generations.
A casual sunset sail for Summer Sailstice turns into a thriller in Florida, the best laid plans.....
Clear skies and blustery winds greeted San Francisco sailors for Summer Sailstice. Just a typical summer day on the Bay!
South Pacific island dancers and a blustery San Francisco Bay greet Summer Sailstice celebrants.