Summer Sailstice is a great excuse to hoist the mainsail. Here’s are the basics:
Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the summer solstice.
The annual Summer Sailstice sailing event is free to all participants and has grown from 200 boats signed up in 2001 to almost 5,000 boats today. Since many sailors join in the fun on many differnt boats, the actual number of Summer Sailstice sailors participating is estimated at almost 19,000 annually.
In joining with Sailors for the Sea, Summer Sailstice strives to inform and mobilize sailors, their families and communities to enjoy and conserve the beauty of the oceans and while raising awareness of human impacts on the fragile marine environment and wildlife.
The screenshot above shows how easy it is to find an organized event in our area. Go to the map and zoom into the Pacific Northwest, then click on any of the site pins to see an event. It’s also definitely worth looking at the list of prizes being given out for those who sign up for an event. Does anyone out there need a windlass?
Oh, and by the way, just about every other day of the year around here is a pretty good day to sail as well.