Summer Sailstice News & Stories
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!
Here it is, the moment you've all been waiting for, the Summer Sailstice 2017 Video Challenge winners announcement.
The Summer Sailstice 2017 Prize Draw is coming to a close, but we do have a few more prizes to award.
We're announcing the winners of the Summer Sailstice 2017 Contests. Read on to find out who they are...
Reggie Good's Summer Sailstice celebrations in Montana included introducing new sailors to the sport.
Today's Summer Sailstice prize winners have every reason to grin, as they collect some great prizes.
The Summer Sailstice 2017 prize draw is continuing, and here are the latest winners.
Lake Townsend Yacht Club's Summer Sailstice was more than just a celebration of sailing, it was an opportunity for people of all ages and all stages of sailing ability to come together and enjoy an day of learning, practice, and camaraderie. The day also served as practice for the NC based club's annual 'Women on the Water', taking place in September.
Here is today's list of Summer Sailstice 2017, prize draw winners. Are you on it?
Is anyone seeing a red sky tonight, and feeling a little delight? If so, read on, it might be because you're a winner!
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!