I have never heard of Summer Sailstice before and so when I got this information I was unaware of whether or not there were sailing clubs and lessons in North Texas. I ended up finding a lot of different sailing clubs and I will be checking out a few over the course of the next few months. Sailing looks like such a great summer activity and if you are able to do so right here or travel for it, you may want to consider it.
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. Every year, Summer Sailstice connects over 19,000 sailors all over the world—cruisers, racers and recreational—to celebrate and showcase life under sail. It has expanded to include participants from Asia, across the Americas and Europe. For more information, please visit www.SummerSailstice.com
Upload your sailing plans onto the SummerSailstice.com site and you 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.
But 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 us keep a better count of how many participants we get.
Summer Sailstice in Texas
If you don’t have a boat to sail but you’re an experienced sailor, you can go over to the official sponsor Cruzin.com and register for America’s first boater-to-boater™ charter marketplace where you can rent boats from fellow sailors. Through a partnership the ocean conservation non-profits, 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.
If you’d like to learn more about Summer Sailstice, please visit them online at summersailstice.com.