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Summer Sailstice Turns 21

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Summer Sailstice’s will celebrate its 21st birthday this year. This annual worldwide celebration of sailing occurs on the weekend closest to the solstice, landing on June 19th this year. Over the past two decades, the event has grown to include nearly 5,000 boats and 19,000 sailors annually. The mission? “To host a spectacular weekend uniting and bonding a critical mass of sailors worldwide in a common, publicly visible, inspiring event to demonstrate and celebrate sailing resulting in a significant, positive impact on participation.”

If that all sounds appealing, it’s not too late to find or create an event near you. The map tool allows sailors to locate scores of events that have already been posted for the day. Individuals can also add their own plans or join a pre-existing event and be entered to win prizes from the event’s sponsors.

Summer Sailstice is also looking for ambassadors to one-design classes who can help bring sailors and form their class together to celebrate the Sailstice. For more on the ambassador program and becoming one for your class, click here.

For more information on the event, visit summersailstice.com 

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