SUMMER SAILSTICE CELEBRATES
JUNE 19TH 2010
Sailors join forces to create the world's
largest celebration of sailing
Once a year, the world's largest sailing
celebration takes place on a body of
water near you. Join the world for the
10th Summer Sailstice, an annual global
celebration of sailing on the longest sailing
weekend of the year. Sailors everywhere
are invited to start the summer sailing
season by hoisting their sails for a
ceremonial sail on the solstice weekend
of June 19/20.
The 10th anniversary Sailstice starts
on June 19th as the sun rises over the
international dateline in the Pacific. The
goal is to get as many sailboats in as
many time zones possible on the water
over a 24-hour period. As the sun rises,
and sails are hoisted around the world,
everyone is encouraged to take a picture
and sound a blast as the sun crosses their
local solar noon. Last year, almost 4,000
sailboats and 15,000 sailors around the
globe celebrated Summer Sailstice.
To participate in this year's event,
sailors can sign up for free at www.summersailstice.
com and then use the site to
make plans for public or private celebrations,
recruit crew, post stories and learn
about other Sailstice events being organized
in their areas. From kite board and
foiling moth, to tall ship and blue water
cruiser, there are so many ways to get on
the water under sail.
Summer Sailstice participants get a
chance to win one of over 400 great
prizes donated by The Moorings, Hunter
Marine, West Marine, Hobie, Harken,
Woodenboat and many other marine
business favorites. One lucky, grandprize
winner will enjoy a fabulous oneweek
charter, donated by The Moorings,
to the British Virgin Islands.
In addition, sailors can commit to
preserving the world's oceans by contributing
to Sailors for the Sea for every
mile sailed on Summer Sailstice.
Sailors should plan to sail locally
and celebrate globally as they join the
whole world sailing! For more information
and to sign up visit www.summersailstice.