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Summer Sailstice 2021 Contest Winners

August 5, 2021 by Nicki Bennett

Each and every year we get out to raise our sails with the global community on Summer Sailstice is a unique and amazing experience. Connected by our passion to experience life under sail, in a variety of ways, bodies of water in different places across the globe. We are united by one common denominator, our love of sailing. Thank you again, to each and every sailor who helped us celebrate our 21st birthday in Sailstice style, with the wind in the sails, and sun on our faces. 

One of our favorite aspects of Sailstice (besides the sailing of course!) is the contests. Our community gets so creative and pulls out all the stops.

View all contest entries here:

2021 Photo Contest

2021 Video Contest 

2021 Raft-Up Contest

2021 Restore An Old Boat Contest

So without further ado, here are the winners of the 2021 Summer Sailstice contests. 


1st Place: Sandy Gelnaw and sailor dog Zyna on the Snake River, Eastern Washington state. Wishing for wind. 

Sandy Gelnaw

2nd Place: Kitty Callaghan. This. Just don't think it gets any better than this! San Diego Ca

2nd place



1st Place: Humboldt Yacht Club 

2nd Place Tie: Umbrella Downwind Regatta & St. Petersburgh Sunsplash



1st Place: Carl Reitz, Chesapeake Bay



2nd Place: Connie Polk, Chatham Sailing Club, GA

Chatham Sailing


Restore An Old Boat

1st Place: Neal Harvey

Full Contest Entry

Neal Harvey

2nd Place: Marc Meyer

Full Contest Entry

Marc Meyer


YRA Photo Treasure Hunt

And lastly, but certainly not least- Charlie Deist won the YRA of SF Bay Photo Treasure Hunt!


Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to all the winners. We look forward to sailing with you again next year. Sail safe, and sail often. Fair Winds!

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