John Arndt is not just an ordinary Ambassador-- though none of our ambassadors are ordinary! John is the founder of Summer Sailstice. Without John's passion for sharing sailing and growing it world-wide, Summer Sailstice would not be what it is, or what it means to so many sailors.
Tell us a bit about yourself!
I grew up in a sailing family and learned to sail from my parents on the coast of Maine. I've sailed/owned a Snark, Turnabout, Laser, 420, Rhodes 19, Ensign and also cruised from Maine to Venezuela and back, through the Caribbean islands, sailed the Mediterranean, the English Channel, the French canals chartered the South Pacific and owned a Ranger 33 on San Francisco Bay for 18 years. Lots of racing from childhood until now. We have recently purchased a 1989 Sabre 38 Mk II and are sadly selling our Ranger 33.
What is your favorite color?
Preferred type of sailing:
Love it all.
Sabre 38 Mk II
Favorite Point of Sail:
How long have you been sailing?
What do you love about sailing?
Freedom, escape and connection to nature, the planet and the people with whom I'm sailing.
How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice?
What are your Summer Sailstice plans for 2021?
Planning to sail Finistere on San Francisco Bay.
Are you a part of any sailing clubs, fleets or organizations?
Corinthian Yacht Club
Why do you want to be a Summer Sailstice Ambassador?
Ha - I founded it! And I want the whole world to discover sailing and all go sailing 'together' at the start of summer on the longest Saturday of the year.
How do you plan to promote Summer Sailstice?
Email, social, friends and family and Latitude 38.
Who is your sailing hero?
Robin Lee Graham.
What is your bucket list sailing trip?
Open ended cruise
Favorite Sailing Movie?