Summer Sailstice 2013

Are you familiar with Summer Sailstice? It’s a worldwide celebration of sailing every June on the weekend closest to the solstice.

Summer Sailstice 2013Image by William Maurer, www.MaurerFineArt.com.

Are you already familiar with Summer Sailstice? It’s a worldwide celebration of sailing every June on the weekend closest to the solstice.

This year the event takes place June 22nd. It promises to be a fun event, with many located in Florida, and lots of prizes!

Summer Sailstice was founded in 2001 by John Arndt, Associate Publisher at Latitude 38, a sailing publication. The event has grown from 200 boats to nearly 5,000.

“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.”

Now in its 13th year, the Summer Sailstice sailing holiday invites all sailors to join together by hoisting their sails wherever they are, aboard whatever they sail and showcasing to the world the “who, what, where, why and how” of sailing. While just one day in the life of sailing, Summer Sailstice is the one day all sailors sail and celebrate ‘together’. 2012 saw the largest Summer Sailstice celebration yet with sailors in all 50 US states and over 40 countries participating.

If sailing is in your blood, you may want to learn more at SummerSailstice.com.

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