Event Tool Kit:
Founded in 2001, the annual Summer Sailstice was created to help sailors the world over join together in celebration of sailing, on the northern hemisphere’s longest sailing day of the year - the summer solstice.
NOTE ON PLANNING AN EVENT IN PANDEMIC TIMES.
The current global pandemic reminds us all that even the best-laid plans are subject to change. Everyone’s first priority is the health of all first responders, family, neighbors, and planet. Everyone is encouraged to sign up, plan to participate but adjust plans according to the best health guidelines and requests from officials at the time. Sail Safe. Sail Often. To read our full press release click here.
A Summer Sailstice event creates a fun, sailing opportunity for Sailing Clubs, Fleets, Associations, and Schools to celebrate the best of sailing with their members and to introduce their programs to new and potential members. Create an event to expand your reach within your local area and reenergize members by celebrating the fun and value of sailing with everyone, from old salts to beginners.
Creating an event is easy. Use the links below to get a pre-written copy for your Newsletters, Invitations, Press Releases, and Posters. Use them to invite your members, tell the public and get media attention, and to put your event on the map for this year’s global sailing celebration. Whether you host a members-only celebration, an open house, a race, cruise, weekend-long celebration, or whatever you come up with, your participation helps showcase the fun and benefits of sailing to the whole world.
1 Invitation - adapt the copy to send to your members
2 Press Release - adapt to send to your local media. (May to early June is a good time)
3 Printable Posters with date or Poster with Blank Space to add your event details. Stick them everywhere!
4 E-Newsletter ad - 1/4 page or 1/2 page. We all love to be reminded. *2020 ADS COMING SOON
5 Order your 2020 Summer Sailstice T-shirts, Caps and Burgees - Discounts apply for Bulk Orders *2020 GEAR COMING SOON
6 Partner program - Team up with Summer Sailstice and share your message to a broader audience. You never know who might see it.
7 PDF Link buttons - Add to your website to help everyone Sign Up.
Event Planning Resources
Event Idea Page: Stuck on what kind of event to throw? This page is full of ideas to get you going.
Summer Sailstice Editable & Shareable Documents: Need a press release? Newletter Copy? Interested in Partnering with Summer Sailstice to get your message to our community? This page has everything you need.
Summer Sailstice 2020 Artwork: We have banners, ad's, posters and more for you to download, use and sahre however you would like!
Go Ahead: Add your event now!
Grow your fleet, grow your club, grow sailing. Share the fun, grow the fun when you unite your club, class or fleet behind the global celebration of sailing. There's no one way to do it - race, cruise, daysail or rendezvous. See some of the 2020 events here. All together, when we sail locally and celebrate globally, we'll have a great time while showcasing the very best of sailing.