Summer Sailstice is a global holiday celebrating sailing held annually on the Saturday closest to the summer solstice, the longest sailing days of the year.
Its easy to participate in Summer Sailstice and its free!
Summer Sailstice participants simply register, go sailing and automatically become eligible to win one of over 400 prizes from our supporters, from a yacht charter with The Moorings to sailing gear from your favorite marine suppliers.
Just sign up here to join the thousands of sailors around the world planning to sail on June19th!
Visit Sailstice Tales to see stories of Sailstice events from around the world in 2009.
Our online community at SummerSailstice.com allows you to quickly find others to join your crew for a raft up at a favorite sailing destination or create a sailboat party out on the water to celebrate the beginning of the summer sailing season ahead.
No rules, no fees, no start time and no excuses not to go out and have fun!
If you like to relax in the sailing lifestyle, compete in the sport of sailing or cruise the seven seas , Summer Sailstice applauds your desire to be out on the water under sail!
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 well over 2,000 boats today. Since many sailors join in the fun on boats signing up, the actual number of Summer Sailstice sailors participating is estimated at almost 10,000 annually.
Spread the word about Summer Sailstice by inviting your friends.
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.
Sailors for the Sea is a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers the boating community to protect and restore our oceans and coastal waters.
- BlooSee : join the Summer Sailstice BlooSee group and share your sailing plans, comments and photos (Bloosee is a sea-lovers community where you can share geolocated information -infopoints or POI- about the ocean).