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Episode #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, 2024.

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 creating Summer Sailstice?
  • Where’s the best place to cruise in the Bay Area?
  • What is Sailors for the Sea?

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Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

Sailing is John’s passion.
© 2024 John Arndt
Taking every opportunity to sail and take photos. That’s Masserati in the background.
© 2024 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John
Not the exact point at which it all began, but certainly a while back.
© 2024 John Arndt
How he sails these days — aboard the 1989 Sabre 38 MkII Finistere.
© 2024 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John

Show Notes