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:
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.
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.