Not all islands are exotically tropical and far-flung ! Many sailors in our Sailstice community live near islands close to shore and are lucky enough to have interesting marks to sail to and explore around.
Jeff Arnfield has set down boat roots on Watauga Lake in Tennessee with sailing vessel Impulsive! Awaiting a refit, Impulsive is a a Pearson 28-2 and has featured in the last several Summer Sailstice celebrations with Jeff.
Some sailors stay in the same place, they sail with the same crew and create strong local traditions. Others, like Tom Jeff, have sailed in different locations for the last three consecutive Summer Sailstice celebrations.