Summer Sailstice News & Stories
On the afternoon/evening of Friday the 22'nd sailors of the Back Yard Boat Builders met at Hart State Park to become reacquainted and forge new friendships over burgers cooked on the “Barbie”. And later campers listened to the guitar and harmonica played by fellow sailors. Saturday morning lots of kids turned out to learn how to build toy sailboats. They all created little boats that they hand carved. Everyone loved naming their boats and even got to sail them on the lake.
The family friendly Barrachois Harbour Yacht Club in northern Nova Scotia, Canada celebrated the longest day of the year with eleven boats out and enjoying a beautiful day on the water. Although it didn't start out as a race, eleven boats heading the same direction can become the perfect excuse for a fun race of some sort!
Despite adverse conditions an intrepid group of Florida sailors doesn't let the weather dampen the sailing spirit.
At 9017' Lake Dillon CO is likely the highest Summer Sailstice event for 2008!
If you find water, you find sailors. Though North Dakota is better known for the endless expanses of the Northern Plains it hosts a sailing gem.
The Shanghai Boat & Yacht Club started just West of the international dateline at sunrise to claim 'first Summer Sailstice participants!'
The 10 boat Clipper Race fleet celebrated Summer Sailstice on their last ocean leg across the Atlantic.
5 Bands, 400 boats racing and cruising, a boatbuilding contest, treasure hunt and more created a complete festival of sailing on San Francisco Bay.
Better drinks, more games and more fun are the quest of the 20+ SHYC boats anchored out for Summer Sailstice.