Summer Sailing Starts with Sailstice June 19th
Where will you be sailing the weekend of June 19th?
Register your sailing plans for the weekend of June 19th to be part of a global celebration of sailing. 2010 is the 10th Anniversary of the Summer Sailstice holiday created to connect sailors worldwide in a common celebration of sailing. Whether you sail in mountain lakes, an offshore race, charter a boat or join as crew all registered sailors will be entered for the prize drawing held after the solstice. It doesn't matter what you sail or where you sail - the weekend of June 19th is reserved for you to join sailors around the world in a celebration of sailing! Grand prize a free, one-week BVI charter with The Moorings. Sign-in today!
Feature Event: SixS Shanghai Saimeng Summer Sailstice Sunrise Sail
Sailors in Shanghai China will again connect to Sailstice sailors with the SixS Shanghai Saimeng Summer Sailstice Sunrise Sail on Saturday June 19th. Read more about their pre-dawn start at: SSSSSS. Starting at sunrise they'll likely qualify as the first sailors over the dateline sailing on Summer Sailstice.
Visit the Summer Sailstice Store!
Summer Sailstice gear is here and
ordering now will save you the stress and anxiety that leaves you wondering if you'll have it by June 19th. We have this year's spectacular design and the classic 'Peace, Love, Sailing' and ladies 'Eat, Sleep, Sail'. No need to wait for the wind to come up. Order now.
'Why sailors love the sea: Without it they would have to carry their boats.'
Submitted by Ottar Friis
'Is it better to be lost at sea or found at work?'
Seen by Mike Reed on a T-shirt at Cama Beach, Camano Island, WA
From Latitude 38's wisdom page.
Have a favorite sailing quote? Hit reply and send it in!
After your sail - aaaaah, relax!
How to have a 3-day Summer Sailstice weekend: download this form, fill it out, hand to your boss and go sailing on Monday, June 21st!'
West Virginia joins in: James Demarco signed up from West Virginia to win a t-shirt and become the 50th state to join again for 2010!
First West Virginia sailor signed up wins a Summer Sailstice t-shirt!
FEATURED PRIZE CONTRIBUTORS
Hobie is back offering the perfect sailors kayak - an inflatable i12 with their patented Hobie MirageDrive. This kayak is perfect for exploring and perfect for storing in a space limited sailboat.
Another lucky sailor will win the compact Forespar Mini-Galley® Hot-Spot, a compact, versatile, fully gimbaled marine stove ideal for cooking aboard. Make sure you're signed up to win these and other prizes from Summer Sailstice.
If you want to contribute to the 2010 prize list for the 10th annual Summer Sailstice email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Promote Your Event and Summer Sailstice
Download the link button, the newsletter blurb or a pdf poster all from the 'Creating a Summer Sailstice Event' page. If you want to do more than just sail invite your club or marina with the materials provided on the Summer Sailstice site. A 2010 bonus is the fact that the actual solstice is on Monday, the 21st making an ideal opportunity for a three-day weekend. Download the official absentee notice from the same page so you can have Monday off for sailing.
Sailing The British Virgin Islands
The easily navigated waters of the British Virgin Islands are among the world's most desirable sailing destinations. Deep-water passages, line-of-sight navigation and countless scenic anchorages offer idyllic conditions for novices and seasoned sailors alike. When chartering with The Moorings, you can combine rest and relaxation with fun sojourns to explore over 25 unique islands from the comfort of your own private, luxurious monohull or catamaran yacht!
Top 10 Hot Spots To Visit
1. Hunt for the legendary buried treasure on Norman Island, relax at the popular anchorage called The Bight and stop in Willy T floating restaurant and Pirates Beach Bar & Grill.
2. Enjoy relaxed dining at Cooper Island Beach Club near Manchioneel Bay.
3. Snorkel or hike through the exotic wonderland known as The Baths on Virgin Gorda.
4. Explore the undersea Wreck of the Rhone, or go ashore to Salt Island's ancient salt harvesting sites.
5. Swing into the popular Pusser's Restaurant on Marina Cay.
6. Drop anchor or pick up a moorings ball at The Dogs, a small group of islands with many interesting places to snorkel and dive.
7. Visiting Foxy's and Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke are must do's!
8. Snorkel, swim or sun on the deserted island of Sandy Cay.
9. Kick back at one of the BVI's liveliest anchorages, Cane Garden Bay, a popular hot spot featuring several sailor-friendly bars, fine restaurants and luxurious beaches.
10. Enjoy The Moorings Village, our new, environmentally friendly base in Road Town! You'll have an opportunity to enjoy great amenities before and after your charter, including: 5-star accommodation at The Mariner Inn; the full-service Amara Spa; waterside dining at Charlie's Bar & Grill; and much more!