Welcome ambassador Mary Anne Greblunas. A long-time Sailstice participant and ambassador before it was such a thing! She is passionate about getting on the water and sharing sailing with the world.
Tell us a bit about yourself!
I have been sailing since 1988. My first boat was a Columbia 8.7 (Island Time) and sailed on her for my 1st Summer Sailstice in 2004. The next year I put together my first club Summer Sailstice Cruise. (Stingray Harbour Yacht Club.) In 2009, I fell in love with the Wauquiez Pretorien 35, she was a fast cruising sailboat, within 3 months we had Tiki Rose. In 2013, we moved Tiki Rose to Hampton, VA. where I had the honors to introduce Summer Sailstice to Hampton Yacht Club and lead my first Summer Sailstice Cruise in the Southern Chesapesake Bay. I love bareboating and have been lucky enough to bareboat in the BVIs, St.Vincent to Grenada and Tahiti. This past year I moved to Norfolk, VA, now I get to race on a friend's J/110 on Wednesday nights.....Living the Life I Love!
What is your favorite color?
Red or Teal, depending on my mood.
Preferred type of sailing:
Cruising on the weekends and long cruises. Racing during the week, with occasionally a weekend race.
Wauquiez Pretorien 35
Favorite Point of Sail:
How long have you been sailing?
What do you love about sailing?
What's not to love about sailing? It invokes all 5 of my senses!. Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, and Touch. Best of all, when I'm sailing, I'm not thinking about anything else I should be doing!
How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice?
Are you a part of any sailing clubs, fleets or organizations?
Hampton Yacht Club & Broad Bay Sailing Association
Who is your sailing hero?
John Arndt, he had the brilliant idea to get everyone all over the world to sail on the same day.
What is your bucket list sailing trip?
Bareboating in Tahiti....wait I just did that in 2021. I am just happy sailing anywhere it's warm.
Favorite Sailing Movie?
Masquerade and Captain Ron.