Sailstice plans are rolling in from around the world, on boats all varieties and sizes. The celebrations look different than years past, but we are excited to see so many sailors ready to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Summer Sailstice. We put together an article on the individual ways people are celebrating this year. From solo sailing, social distance sails with yacht clubs and fleets, family sails, virtual sails, and much more. We do realize that many people are not able to sail due to the pandemic and have created a sailing in the pandemic guide for our community. We encourage you to be safe and celebrate within the local guidelines of where you are located, but we hope you will sail-a-brate!
Feel free to be creative! If you can't take the boat out; enjoy a meal on the dock, organize a zoom, or join a litany of virtual events happening over at Sailing in Second Life.
Vuda Point, Lautoka, Fiji
Plans: Since we are not allowed to take our boats out of the marina in Fiji, we will participate with kayaks, paddleboards, lasers, optis, and replicas of the ancient Fijian sailing boats.
Big Lake, AK
Plans: While our formal events are canceled until further notice, we will still have members out and sailing. Hoping for some informal (socially distanced) racing Friday night! :-)
Plan: Sailing with family and friends on Flathead Lake
Michigan City, Indiana
Plan: Michigan City Yacht Club ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE RACE. Saturday, June 20th
- Boat Parade by Yacht Club
- 3-second bonus for having a flag (US or otherwise) flown from the backstay.
- 3-second bonus for having a non-sailor on board.
Start at 6:20 CT on 6/20/2020 between the race committee and temp mark. Sail approx 4 NM to temp mark (TBD) round either way. Sail approx 4NM to temp mark 2 (TBD) round either way. Sail approx 4NM to start passing between race committee and mark 1. Socially distant toast with rum at 20:20 (8:20pm) on 6/20/2020.
Plan: Cruising sailboats from around the world leave Monastir, Tunisia for their favorite port that is open!
Plan: Day sailing to Anacapa Island