Here are some great bay-sailing celebrations you can join in San Francisco's Bay Area for this year's Summer Sailstice. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a first-timer there's an event for you. All you need to do is Sign up or Renew your Summer Sailstice registration (remember you have to log back in each year to be included in the prize drawing) and RSVP to one of these fun events. Or if you prefer, create your own event and invite your family, friends, club members, your pets... anyone you want!
But if you prefer to sail solo then please do. You can sail anywhere, in any way, and aboard any sailing vessel you have or can get aboard. Honestly, you could even be sitting on a chair watching your boat's paint dry - as long as it's sailing related you can officially join the global celebration.
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Call of the Sea's 82' schooner, Seaward is inviting the public to enjoy a free 2-hour sail. Call of the Sea is a nonprofit organization supporting on-the-water environmental education hosting field trips for K-12 classes from around the Bay Area and beyond. Get on board for a great sailing experience and while you're there learn more about how you can support this great organization and its programs.
Call of the Sea is has also signed up its newly built tallship, Matthew Turner. While Matthew Turner isn't quite ready to lay out her gangplank for visitors on Summer Sailstice, she will be celebrating by having finishing touches applied at the hands of her crew of engineers and volunteers. And if you're heading out on Seaward, you'll walk right by Matthew Turner!
Have you ever sailed with the Delta Doo Dah? This fun sailing rally will be in full swing on June 22, so if you're a Bay Area sailor take a look and sign up. And the best news is that you can join the rally for all or any portion of its 4-months as it runs from May 18 through to September's Labor Day weekend. With parties, events and support from Marinas, Harbors, Restaurants and other organizations throughout the region you can sail in or out at any time and any location. So why not make the Delta Doo Dah your Summer Sailstice plan, and Summer Sailstice a part of your Delta Doo Dah fun...
Local charterboat captains, Quincey & Mitchell are inviting you to sail with them aboard Espirit for a weekend-long adventure: Sail the Bay, Sleep on the Hook, Enjoy the Long Days of Summer. On this weekend you can relax in cosey style as your two-person crew show you the region's best bays, anchorages and views and prepare all your meals and beverages. How good is that! Check out the details then make your booking, before someone else does. And by the way, this awesome pair has also donated a Sunset Cruise for the Summer Sailstice prize pool. Thanks guys!
Shoreline Lake in the Bay Area's silicon Valley will be a hive of activity as Shoreline Lake Boathouse & American Bistro host free skippered sailboat rides for kids (ages 2-12), and free racing demos for Newbies/Non-Sailors. They're also offering a free 30-minute intro lesson to sailing with the purchase of a Picnic Basket+Sailing package.
And don't forget the Master Mariners 26th Wooden Boat Show to be held at Corinthian Yacht Club. This annual event is a spectaular day for sailors and non-sailors alike; you don't have to be salty to enjoy wooden boats. You'll be free to walk around the marina and enjoy meticulously-maintained boats from all parts of the Bay. There will be model boat building for the kids, and live music performed by the San Francisco Feetwarmers. Get the details here.
So many great events! If only we could be everywhere. Regardless, it doesn't matter where you sail, it doesn't matter how you sail, it just matters that you do!
Sign up, show up, sails up! Get onboard the greatest sailing celebration afloat - Summer Sailstice 2019.