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Good Jibes #139: John Arndt on the History of Summer Sailstice

This week’s host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Latitude 38 publisher and Summer Sailstice creator John Arndt. Summer Sailstice is the International Celebration of Sailing, taking place this year on June 22.

A cool hat for a passionate sailor.
© 2024 John Arndt

Hear how John started Summer Sailstice, how it works, how to participate, his favorite highlights over the years, and where his love for sailing comes from.

This episode covers everything from Summer Sailstice to sailing in the Bay Area. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear:

  • When did John start Summer Sailstice?
  • What is Summer Sailstice?
  • Where does Summer Sailstice take place?
  • Who is invited to Summer Sailstice?
  • Where did the idea for Summer Sailstice come from?
  • What were some of the challenges in creating Summer Sailstice?
  • Where’s the best place to cruise in the Bay Area?
  • What is Sailors for the Sea?

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