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Gary Kirkham: Ambassador

March 17, 2022 by Nicki Bennett
Gary Kirkham

Gary Kirkham joins the Sailstice ambassador program from Canyon Lake Texas. Gary is a Summer Sailstice alum who has participated for 8 years with the Pirates and Pluckers. 

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

Long-time sailor and party organizer. Our first encounter with Summer Sailstice was the 2014 event. Summer Sailstice was a natural fit for our fun-loving band of musical pirates. It also serves as the catalyst for our team's support of the annual Leukemia Cup Regatta. Personally, I've sailed in the Caribbean, the Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico. Right now my Catalina 28MKII is floating in beautiful spring-fed Canyon Lake in central Texas (midway between Austin and San Antonio).

What is your favorite color? 


Preferred type of sailing: 

Lake cruiser in mid-size boat

Boat Make:  


Boat Length: 


Boat Name: 



Canyon Lake Tx

Favorite Point of Sail: 

Beam reach

How long have you been sailing? 

30 years

What do you love about sailing?

I love the peace and quiet with only the sound of the wind in the sails and the water racing by the hull.

How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice? 

8 years.

What are your Summer Sailstice plans for 2021?

We did our potluck lunch, raft up and photo being VERY careful because of you know what. 

Are you a part of any sailing clubs, fleets or organizations? 

Lake Canyon Yacht Club, Pluckers and Pirates Band

Who is your sailing hero?

Steve Colgate

What is your bucket list sailing trip? 

The Grenadines

Favorite Sailing Movie? 

Captain Ron

Find Gary and the Pirates & Pluckers on Facebook.

Gary Kirkham




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