Friday, June 7, 2013

Celebrate Summer Sailstice!

Looking for an epic event that offers the opportunity to spend some amazing, quality family time together this summer?  Check out Summer Sailstice 2013!

What is this event?  

Summer Sailstice is the global sailing holiday celebrated on the weekend closest to the summer solstice. This international event was founded in 2001 to connect the global sailing community in a fun, creative, multifaceted, multi-location sailing holiday.  From its rather humble beginnings as a family and friends event, it has expanded to include participants from across the globe.  

The mission of this event?
Through a partnership with the ocean conservation non-profit, Sailors for the Sea and Ocean Conservancy, Summer Sailstice strives to inform and mobilize sailors, their families and communities to enjoy and conserve the beauty of the oceans while raising awareness of human impacts on the fragile marine environment and wildlife. 

Who started this event and why? 

Summer Sailstice's founder, John Arndt, shared in an interview that his passion for promoting sailing of all types was what compelled him to create this amazing event, and that he has been excited to see how participation and awareness of the event has taken off with almost 20,000 registered participants for this year representing all 50 states and 47 countries!

How can my family and I participate? 
  • Experienced sailors are invited to upload their sailing plans onto the site where they could win a cruise in the Caribbean or any of dozens of other prizes including charters, gear, boating services, and more!  Sailors can also win prizes by entering one of the many Summer Sailstice contests. You can join in events near you with fellow sailors, or be the spark and organize an event yourself. 
  • Interested, but unfamiliar with or new to sailing?  You don’t even have to register to take part in Summer Sailstice - on June 22nd just set out on the water with thousands of other sailors to celebrate the joys of sailing.  The benefit of registering ahead of time, though, is that you’ll be better informed about everything that’s going to be happening that day, can enter contests and prize drawings, and will help keep a better count of how many participants there are!

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