Summer Sailstice News & Stories
For many of the San Francisco Bay area residents sailing can seem as far away as Mars. Perceived barriers such as cost and complexity sustain a myth that sailing is not for them. But, head down to the nearby shoreline and most residents will find a sailing venue and welcoming sailors who are ready to help them find a way off the land and onto the Bay where suddenly Bay Area living takes on a whole new dimension.
Lake Canyon Yacht Club, TX has taken out the honor of hosting 2018's first recorded Summer Sailstice celebration.
These pirates are no strangers to partying when the Sailstice comes around and by the look of the photos from their 5th annual Summer Sailstice celebration, everyone had a great time!
With all of the sailing that’s coming up in this year’s Summer Sailstice we wondered if all of these sailors know they can be getting ready for the weekend with a stay-at-home sailing experience – quality couch sailing at its best! The American Sailing Association created a mobile app called Sailing Challenge that drills sailing fundamentals in a super fun way.
Summer Sailstice is almost here and the events map is covered in pins! Is yours one of them?
US Sailing has signed up to celebrate Summer Sailstice 2018, and you're invited to join them!
US Sailing has schools across the US so chances are there's one near you. To give you an idea, here are a couple already signed up -
This week we put up some early-bird prizes for Summer Sailstice sign ups and for Event RSVPs. Prizes included 3 x iPad or Tablet cases from SailorBags, Summer Sailstice 2018 caps and burgees. Here's what happened...
After dozens of people responded and added their names to the long list of sailors set to celebrate on June 23rd, we have three winners for the SailorBags iPad/Tablet cases. Congratulations to -
As sailors, we are blessed with the opportunity to discover and enjoy the world's oceans and waterways. However, like all people on the earth, we also have the potential to create pollution and ultimately damage to the important ecosystems that rely on the ocean for their health and stability, including our own.
Southwinds contributing editor, Dan Dickison, highlighted Summer Sailstice events in the Southeast in the recent June issue of Southwinds magazine. Like the rest of coastal and the lake-filled regions of the country the Southeast is full of harbors, clubs, fleets and sailors. And, like the rest of the US, it's summertime - more daylight, kids out of school and ideal sailing time.
Summer Sailstice has found radio-fame with Pyrate Radio!
Want to to spend your days listening to cruising tunes and enjoying island-life vibes?
Pyrate Radio could be just what you've been looking for with non-stop music, and less-than-commercial-station ad breaks!
Summer Sailstice is all about bringing sailing to the world, and that's what inspires ASA too. Summer Sailstice and ASA are all about outreach, and together they are inspiring new and experienced sailors across the globe!
Women's Sailing Association - Orange County (WSA - OC) is hosting a day sail in Dana Point, CA to celebrate the longest sailing day of the year, Summer Sailstice!
'Our goal is enjoy every minute of the day, even the extra one we get on the longest day of the year!'
Here are some fun pics from WSA - OC's 2017 Summer Sailstice celebrations:
Sailboats come in all shapes and sizes and if you like the company, there are plenty of opportunities to sail with a fleet, club or association of the same boat-class. This year several one-design and fleet events are already signed up for the June Summer Sailstice celebrations.
Modern Sailing School & Club is the latest ASA school to join the 2018 Summer Sailstice celebrations. As part of the partnership between Summer Sailstice and American Sailing Association (ASA), Modern Sailing is inviting you to join them for a weekend of sailing and fun.
American Sailing Association's (ASA) networking app, Go Sailing, has now been been downloaded by 20,000 people who use the network to share and experience sailing.
To celebrate this milestone, Go Sailing has released several new features which will make the free app even more useful!
Summer Sailstice 2018 is now only one month and one day away, are you ready?
Alameda Mayor Trish Herrara Spencer has declared June 2018 Alameda's 'Water Sports Month' and is inviting everyone to EYC to celebrate sailing and the boating lifestyle on Saturday, June 23rd. Fred Rutledge, Ray Durazo and John Platt all helped put this together to bring attention to all the water sports activities available to the residents of the most populated island in the Bay Area, Alameda.
We've been busy working on the Summer Sailstice prize pool, and we're almost done. Take a look at what's up for grabs this year...
Summer Sailstice 2018 is now just over one month away. How will you celebrate?
SOUL Sailing has joined Summer Sailstice in bringing the art of sailing to the world.
American Sailing Association (ASA) has now certified more than 500,000 sailors world wide and we're proud to be partnered with ASA to help showcase and increase participation in sailing even further. Learn more about ASA's committment to sailing education...
Congratulations Butch and Betsy500 on winning the 'Early-Bird' prize from Mantus Anchors.
Have you ever sailed in, or organized a Clean Regatta? Our Summer Sailstice partner, Sailors for the Sea is on a mission to look after our oceans and we can all help, by including some very simple steps in our sailing plans.
We all enjoy beautiful scenery when we're sailing, but did you know you can get even more enjoyment out of your sailing trips by hosting a Navionics SonarChart™ Event?
California Bay Area local and Summer Sailstice sailor, Jay Grant is enjoying some pre-Sailstice sailing along Australia's East Coast in the 7oth annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
Remember our story about Gail, Gil and Chris who each won a Silver Spinnaker Bottle Bag from SailorBags in our Early-bird promotion? Well it turns out Chris was busy sailing, and this is what he had to say for himself...
The 2018 Summer Sailstice prize pool is filling up and we want to let you know what's been going on this week!
Lake Delta Yacht Club is is looking forward to shifty winds for its 14th annual Summer Sailstice celebration this June.
We keep saying Summer Sailstice is for 'everyone', but did you realize Summer Sailstice is also for 'everywhere'?
Just in time for the Spring Equinox we welcome Navionics, Ultimate Sailing and BoatUS for Summer Sailstice 2018...
Did you sign up and add your sailing plans as part of this week's Early-Bird promotion?
Is your pin on the Summer Sailstice event map for 2018? If you're not sure how to celebrate take a look at what others are doing...
We're updating our prize pool for Summer Sailstice 2018. Make sure you're signed up and sailing on June 23, to be in the drawing.
Sailing’s best global celebration is getting closer each week and the numbers of plans and events are growing daily. Make sure you're onboard!
Summer Sailstice 2018 is now less than 5 months away. Do you have your pin on the map?
Be one of the cool kids and register your plans for Summer Sailstice 2018. You might even win something!
If you're feeling a little glum because the days are short and the nights are long, and your sailboat is wrapped up tight or sheltering under cover, read our Winter Solstice Newsletter and discover how you can beat the winter no-sailing blues...
Winter Solstice may be cold and devoid of sailing for some, but in other parts of the globe the summer sailing season is in full swing.
Celebrate Summer Sailstice 2018 with S/V Windward in Northeast Tennesee, and circumnavigate Watauga Lake over a two-night weekend!
S/V Windward is no stranger to Summer Sailstice celebrations, so you can be sure this will be a memorable weekend. Beginning on Friday June 22, the weekend involves plenty of sailing as you make your way around Watauga Lake and enjoy two nights out on the water.
Celebrate the Summer Sailstice 2018 weekend aboard The Sailing Club charter and sail the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay. The celebration is open to the public and will commence from Rock Hall, Maryland on Friday, June 22, 2018.
We're looking for a new Design for the Summer Sailstice 2018 Tshirt.
Send us your design to be in the running for a set of 2018 Summer Sailstice Swag!
If you’ve ever had to repaint your boat, chances are you’ve reached for a can, or several, of Pettit Paint. And this would be due to the fact that Pettit’s reputation in the marine industry is firmly set as one of the world’s leading producers of high performance, American made, marine coatings.
Fall is usually a busy time for Sunsail as the charter company prepares for the winter season. However, this year they have been extra busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma - assisting with local relief efforts, and assessing damage to their own property and vessels.
What are your sailing plans this Fall? It begins today!
Friday, September 22, is the Fall Equinox. Officially, this means summer is over. Unofficially, it means you might get to stretch out your summer of sailing just a little more, depending on where you live. Of course if you live in the southern part of the globe, it means you’re actually heading toward summer rather than away from it.
It’s been more than a week since Hurricane Irma’s devastating assault on the Caribbean, and almost three weeks since Hurricane Harvey made landfall and left a trail of destruction in its wake. Many of us are familiar with these regions as some of our favorite sailing grounds, and probably just as many of us have never visited either.
Congratulations David Colvin, from Sacramento, CA.
Winner of the 'Dirtiest Fender' Contest
We all know sailing is fun, and we all love to talk about our sailing adventures, but even better than talking about sailing, is sharing the joy, exhilaration, and beauty that we find out on the water. And this is what Summer Sailstice is all about.
Keyport Yacht Club put on an Open House to celebrate Summer Sailstice 2017, and here's the full report on just how good it really was...
Are you one of the lucky people who won a prize from Navionics this year? Take a look at why those who did are so happy with their prizes.
Although the northern hemisphere's summer may be showing signs of being on its way out, the Summer Sailstice Memories Live On!
If you enjoyed this year's Video Challenge and are thinking about entering in 2018, take a look at this year's winning video and maybe you'll get some cool ideas!