Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 728x90

Only ten days to go! Summer Sailstice is on again - June 23

by Sail-World Cruising on 13 Jun 2012
Summer Sailstice - thousands of boats already participate .. .
Only ten days to go! Every year thousands of people sign up to go sailing on the weekend nearest the solstice for a global celebration of sailing called Summer Sailstice. Northern hemisphere sailors, don't be left out this year!

Perfectly timed to greet the summer sailing season, Summer Sailstice hails the beginning of long days and warm weather on the water. If you have a friend or friends who don't sail and would like to, this is a great time to start. If they are not near you, then sign them up to connect with sailors and sailboats wherever they are.

Signing up also puts everyone in a draw to win from over 400 prizes supplied by the world's best marine businesses.

Prizes include a FREE one-week sailing charter in the British Virgin Islands from Footloose Yacht Charters, a Hobie i12 kayak, GoPro HD Hero2 video cameras, and much more.

What if you don't have a sailboat?

You don't have to own a sailboat to go sailing. There are millions more sailors than sailboats because almost every sailboat needs 1-5 crew to sail. You just need to find a sailboat to crew on or find one of the numerous locations offering public sailing. There are literally hundreds of places and ways to get sailing even if you don't have a sailboat.

It's easier than you think.

Don't be left ashore on June 23rd: http://www.summersailstice.com/find/events/!Click_here to find an event near you. The USA has the most, but they are all across Europe as well, with some in Asia.

2011 Footloose Charter winner just returned from her Free sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands!
Last year Carleen and Darwin Southard enjoyed one day sailing on Summer Sailstice and it turned into 10 free days of sailing in the BVI aboard a 43' Footloose charter boat!

Little did they expect, when they signed up their Catalina 28, 'Moana' sailing out of Oceanside Yacht Club in Southern California, they'd be off on their first ever BVI charter a year later. Not a bad reward for a day of sailing.

Join wherever you are:
Bill Mosher, board member of Milwaukee Community Sailing Center describes their local event on Lake Michigan, with almost 800 participants, 'Milwaukee Bay comes alive with sailboats thanks to Summer Sailstice.



'The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, Milwaukee Yacht Club, South Shore YC and MAST club all pitch in to help make it a great day on Lake Michigan. Our poker run to five local favorite restaurants has become a tradition.' Long Beach Race Week, the US Sailing Center and numerous other locations around the country and around the world will be sailing - join them.

Don't forget, sailing is windpowered!

Celebrate the wind... you can sail all day without burning a drop of oil. Nothing in our life is completely oil free but with gas at over $4/gallon sailing represents a pretty good alternative. You can sail all summer without fossil fuels, without the noise of engines and reconnect with friends on the water. Start out by signing up for Summer Sailstice this year.

Can you help get the whole world sailing?
Forward this email to a friend and ask them to sign up and sail 'with you', wherever they are, on Summer Sailstice. It's the first weekend of summer - make sure they don't miss it!

About Summer Sailstice:
Summer Sailstice is a global sailing celebration started in 2001 to unite the saillng world on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.

The motto is: Sail locally, celebrate globally.

Hamilton Island LuxuryPacific Sailing School 660x82 1navathome 660x82

Related Articles

Museum's Welcome Wall honours migrants at special unveiling ceremony
Australian National Maritime Museum honours this Sunday, 4th November, 300 migrants at Welcome Wall. A much-awaited special ceremony happens at the Australian National Maritime Museum this Sunday, 4th November, when three hundred new names are unveiled on the Museum’s Migrant Welcome Wall with around 1000 people expected in attendance. The Welcome Wall stands in honour of all those who have migrated from around the world to live in Australia.
Posted on 29 Oct 2012
Sydney- CYCA Information Evening - Around the World Sailing
Another valuable CYCA Information Evening is on 30 October, this time the subject being: Around the World Sailing If you are anywhere within reach of Sydney another valuable Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) Information Evening is scheduled for 30 October, this time the subject being: Around the World Sailing: Cruising and Racing. It will be an inspirational information evening that will make you want to get up and set sail into the sunset.
Posted on 20 Oct 2012
Sandringham Yacht Club celebrates starting its second hundred years
‘Sail 2 C’ is the theme adopted for celebrating the start of the second century of sailing at Sandringham Yacht Club ‘Sail 2 C’ is the theme adopted for the Official Opening of the 2011-12 sailing season at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) in Melbourne, Victoria, as the Club looks to celebrate the coming of its second century of sailing and boating on Sunday 2 October and it seems like a great day for sailors and would-be sailors alike.
Posted on 14 Sep 2011
Better Boating Lounge stage at the Sydney Boat Show- Who's appearing
While the Better Boating Lounge show lasts all day at Sydney Boat Show, there are special highlights for sailors Planning to go to the Sydney International Boat Show, (28 Aug to 01 Sep) at Darling Harbour? Make sure you don't miss the fun, entertainment and information that will be yours on stage at the Better Boating Lounge! While the non-stop show lasts from 11.30am daily, for sailors there are some special highlights. So grab a coffee, find a seat, relax and be entertained at the following times:
Posted on 9 Jul 2011