Summer Sailstice News & Stories
Sailors of J/Boats span the globe and are annually invited to sail with their sisterships regardless of where they're sailing in the world. Now they're in the thick of summer sailing having raced, cruised and launched their sailing summer on Summer Sailstice.
Sail Across the Globe and Celebrate Summer Sailstice
Are you one of our Summer Sailstice prize winners? Take a look and see if your name appears in today's 'Who Won What' list.
Jeff Grudin and his wife, Melissa, and their dog, Bosco celebrated this year's Summer Sailstice aboard their new (to them) Jeanneau 47, Kismet.
Connie Polk from Chatham Sailing Club, Savannah, GA, has been resotring her 1982 Celebrity sailboat, and now it's almost ready to sail again!
Congratulations to our next round of prize winners as we continue the Summer Sailstice 2017 Prize Draw.
The Summer Sailstice 2017 prize draw has begun! Are you a winner?
West Coast Multihulls sailors enjoyed a fun Summer Sailstice celebration in San Diego!
Eriksen Digman decided that rather than let this 1959 built champion Flying 15 go to scrap, he would loving her.
Do you have an entry for the Summer Sailstice 2017, SEA SHANTY SHAKE Contest?
As we have been discovering through stories from Muncie Sailing Club and Sail Michigan, sailing doesn't always go to plan, but as we have also discovered, sailors are a determined bunch and will more than likely carry on whenever possible.
Muncie Sailing Club in Indiana sent us some photos and a round up of their Summer Sailstice celebrations.
Gary Howman and his wife, Shelly won a Custom 2GB Chart from Navionics in our February Sign-up contest, and although they didn't use it for their Summer Sailstice weekend, they're enjoying planning ahead to follow their new Navionics chart when they cruise the Caribbean.
Michael Angell answers this question from first hand experience as he came up against several hinderances to his day's sailing plans...http://www.sailmichigan.org/
Summer Sailstice 2017 was a great success, and sailors everywhere are sending in photos and reports of their celebrations, including these from Sausalito, CA.
Cleveland Race Week's Summer Sailstice registered event won a weekend forecast from Commanders' Weather and put it to good use during their 37th annual regatta.
Keyport Yacht Club was recognised by Keyport town this weekend when its Summer Sailstice event was honored with the title "Keyport Yacht Club Day".
Florida Jeanneau owners and Matheson Hammock Yacht Club celebrated Summer Sailstice 2017 in Key Largo, Florida with sailing, kayak eco touring, dinner, a spectacular sunset, and more...
James Bender and his friend Crni found themselves in possession of a 1924 Gajeta named Vinka, and set about to restore her to her rightful glory. "As we stepped aboard, I instantly saw the notation of the early builders, the keelson that had a carved mast step where the rig used to be placed. Here was the first clue it was authentic..."
Restoring old sailboats appears to be popular, here are two more entries for the RESTORE AN OLD SAILBOAT contest.
In just a few days time sailors across the globe will celebrate Summer Sailstice 2017 by casting off and heading out on the water to sail. Will you be among them?
Entries for the Summer Sailstice 2017 contests are coming in fast!
Have you been keeping an eye on the Events page? There are dozens of fun events and sailing plans being added everyday.
Have you signed up for Summer Sailstice yet? If you have, you're in with a chance to win a 7-day Bareboat BVI Charter donated by Sunsail. If not, you know what to do!http://www.sunsail.com/
Are you ready for Summer Sailstice 2017? We've updated and finalized all our contests, so take a look, get set and go be creative. Apart from being fun, it means you have extra chances to win great prizes!
Sailors the world over are celebrating Summer Sailstice with events and sailing plans across Europe, Australia, the South Pacific and Canada!
While joining the whole world sailing for Summer Sailstice, help protect our waterways with these five tips from Summer Sailstice ocean conservation partner, Sailors for the Sea.
East Coasters are no slouches when it comes to Sailing. Right now they're leading the charge with Summer Sailstice celebrations popping up all over the place!
What are your plans for Summer Sailstice 2017? We're taking a look at some of the Celebrations popping up across the country. #HOWWILLYOUSAIL
Recently said we'll send a Summer Sailstice 2017 burgee from North Sails, to any event organizer who has 5 or more people RSVP to their event. How many do you have?
Join J/Boat sailors across the globe for this year's Summer Sailstice celebrations!
With only 4 weeks left until Summer Sailstice 2017, we're seeing a lot of plans and events being registered for the annual celebration. How will you 'sailebrate' this June?
Do you have your Summer Sailstice 2017 Burgee yet? How about a Navionics 2GB Custom Chart?
Where, and with who will you be sailing on June 24 this year?
Dean is the first Sailstice sailor to enter the 2017 ‘Restore An Old Sailboat’ contest with his 1970, Ericson 32'.
Belt out some salty sailing tunes this Summer Sailstice, and you could win a Kala Brand Ukulele and a subscription to Ukulele magazine.
Local artists will be at the Encinal Yacht Club Sailstice Festival to paint scenes and also sell their work.
Is this a trick question? Not really, we're putting out the call for Hunter sailboat owners to join us for Summer Sailstice, and are excited to see how many are on the water this June!
Are you Hosting a Summer Sailstice Event? Want to win a 2017 Summer Sailstice burgee for your boat? Todd won a burgee and you could win one too. Just be like Todd!
Do you know the origins of your Hobie sailcraft? Did you know that Hobie’s first venture on the water was in the production of surfboards?
Summer Sailstice is on June 24, and World Ocean Festival kicks off with an Ocean March on June 4. You can start with the March and Sail right on into the Sailstice!
Croatian students from homes for children without parents, will have the opportunity to sail traditional boats during this year's Summer Sailstice through Adriatic Maritime Institute's summer program, the Kornati Adventure.
Jody and John Horner won a personalized boarding mat from Cape Hatteras Marine during Summer Sailstice 2017, and this is what they did!
This year we've got four Contests for you enter. And on top of being fun, it means you have four extra chances to win some great prizes!
According to the statement that heads up Jeanneau's list of values and commitments, Jeanneau is on a mission to preserve marine biodiversity.
'It’s near the bridge, on Quai des Greniers, that our grandfather created his boatyard in 1884, on which, of course, figured his name: BÉNÉTEAU.' - Annette Roux.
Frank Butler said that when he founded Catalina Yachts in 1970, his goal was to build good boats that are good value for his customers, and that Catalinas are “the result of listening carefully to our customers and dealers.”
The Summer Sailstice 2017 prize pool is looking pretty exciting, as we welcome aboard new and long-term supporters who collectively have donated hundreds of prizes for Summer Sailstice participants.
The weather in the Bay Area this weekend has been stunning to say the least, and with winds of reportedly around 10 - 22 knots, sailors participating in the 118th Great Vallejo Race (GVR) have no doubt have been enjoying themselves immensely in what appeared to be near Sail-perfect conditions.