Celebrate Summer Sailstice: June 22, 2024
Date Posted: June 5, 2024

Summer Sailstice, the global celebration of sailing, marks its spot each year on the weekend nearest the summer solstice. This event, initiated in February 2001 by John Arndt, has blossomed from a modest gathering of 200 boats to an impressive fleet of nearly 5,000 boats, bringing together approximately 19,000 sailors annually.

How It All Began

John Arndt founded Summer Sailstice with a vision to connect sailors around the world by celebrating the joy of sailing. It was conceived as a day to pause and appreciate the delightful breezes and freedom of the open water, alongside fellow sailing enthusiasts. This event is celebrated globally around the time of the summer solstice, leveraging the longest day of the year to enjoy extended sailing adventures.

Joining the Celebration

Participation in Summer Sailstice is open to everyone and is completely free. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a novice, there are numerous ways to join in the festivities:

  • Explore Events: The Summer Sailstice website offers a directory of both private and public sailing events across the U.S. and beyond. Browse the list to find a gathering near you or even across the globe.

  • Create Your Own Adventure: Not finding an event that fits your schedule or location? Set up your own sailing plan through the Summer Sailstice site and invite others to join. Whether it's a sunset cruise or a raft-up, you can organize an event that suits your style.

Mark Your Calendar

This year, Summer Sailstice is set for June 22, 2024. It's more than just a day of fun—it's an opportunity to connect with the community of sailors and celebrate the spirit of sailing. Don't miss out on the chance to hoist your sails, feel the wind in your hair, and make unforgettable memories on the water.

For more information, to register, or to list your own event, visit the official Summer Sailstice website. Let's set sail together and make Summer Sailstice 2024 a day to remember!

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