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West Marine Hampton, VA teams up with Hampton YC for Summer Sailstice

June 13, 2014 by jarndt
West Marine Hampton, VA teams up with Hampton YC for Summer Sailstice

It's a win/win.  And then all you need is Wind, water, sailboats, friends and partners like West Marine.  West Marine has been a long-term supporter of Summer Sailstice nationally and, when the opportunity is there, local stores do what they can to support it locally.  Hampton Virginia store manager Mike Webb jumped on board to support local Summer Sailstice event organizer Mary Greblunas's Hampton Yacht Club event.  

While Summer Sailstice is all about the sailing it does like the opportunity to offer rewards to more sailors than just those who manage to come in first place in a race. The Hampton Yacht Club is doing the same by offering prizes supplied by West Marine and local donors.  All the Hampton YC participants will also be eligible for national prizes from West Marine and others.

Contests for winning include a drink contest, boat building and more.  Mary sent in her local prize list for this year:

Drink Contest

Cooler - West Marine

Gift Certificate - Venture Kitchen & Bar

Gift Certificate - Marker 20

Boat Building Contest:

3 - Tool Kits - West Marine

Anyone who participate in Boat Boating drawing - Virginia Doyle Sailmakers' Sail Repair Kit

The Doyle Sail repair kit.

Limbo Hook

Retractable Boat Hook - West Marine

Other Goodies From


Potomac Energy Group

Looking back Mary remembers she first got involved with Summer Sailstice back in 2004 when she saw a poster for Summer Sailstice in a different Virginia West Marine store.  She's been organizing Summer Sailstice gatherings ever since.

They'll also do what they can to win the national Summer Sailstice contests too!

Another idyllic Summer Sailstice gathering organized in 2005 by Mary Greblunas and the Stingray Harbor YC.

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