Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sail Across the Globe and Celebrate Summer Sailstice

Summer (Newport, RI)- Invite your J/Boat family, neighbors, friends, fleet members and owner's association members to sign up, hoist sails and celebrate sailing “together” on June 24th - wherever they are in the world!!

What is Summer Sailstice??
Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt of fame, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the weekend nearest the summer solstice.

JBoats sailorsThe 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 different boats, the actual number of Summer Sailstice sailors participating is estimated at almost 19,000 annually.

The Vision is “To Unite sailors worldwide to celebrate and share their passion for sailing.”

The Mission is to “Host a spectacular weekend uniting and bonding a critical mass of sailors worldwide in a common, publicly visible, inspiring event to demonstrate and celebrate sailing resulting in a significant, positive impact on participation.  And, like sailing, have fun doing it!”

Moreover, 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

Sign up now (it’s FREE!) and hoist your sails and go “day sailing” with the global “J/Boat family”. We can't wait to see J/Boats of all sizes on the water on June 24th or 25th!  Make sure to put your J/Boat “Sailstice-Sailing plans” on the map by posting them here to showcase how you are celebrating Summer Sailstice!  For more Summer Sailstice sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.