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Last Chance! Sign Up for the US Sailing Summer Sailstice Safety Dance

This is it. The final week to post your sailing plans to be entered in this year’s Summer Sailstice. Starting with a Friday full moon, the forecast looks ideal for you to take friends and family sailing or join one of the many races and other opportunities happening this weekend. Suggestions include signing up if you are racing or crewing on the Westpoint Regatta, racing or crewing in the fourth annual South Beach Yacht Club’s J-Stop Regatta, daysailing with friends like the Catalina 42 Neener3 sailing out of the Richmond Yacht Club, or signing up to sail with the Matthew Turner. You can sign up if you plan to be at the Corinthian Yacht Club on Sunday for the Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show, if you’re visiting the San Diego Boat Show or, if you’re in New York, sign up if you’re attending SailGP.

The Summer Sailstice map has room for you.
The Summer Sailstice map looks full, but there’s room for you.
© 2024 Summer Sailstice

The worldwide celebration of sailing invites everyone to sign up and sail — on their own or as part of an event. Just put a pin on the map above. You can post an event or join an event here, or file your own individual sailing plans here. Don’t let your boat sit idle on the first weekend of summer. It’s time to shake out the sails, #raiseyoursails and get out on your favorite lake, bay, estuary or ocean!

A full marina.
Don’t let your boat sit in a full marina on the first sunny, summer Saturday. #raiseyoursails
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By signing up you’ll commit to sailing, and have a chance to win prizes donated by Summer Sailstice’s sailing supporters. Prizes include Latitude 38 swag, sunglasses from Malizia, a solar panel from Sun Powered Yachts and much more. Your day or weekend sailing is the real prize and winning something is a bonus. You can see the full prize list here.

The Matthew Turner will take you out for Saturday.
You can join the Matthew Turner for a sail on Saturday (space is limited).
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There’s lots more happening on the West Coast, and if you don’t find an event near you, just go sailing. If you don’t have a boat, try a free sail at a community sailing program like Cal Sailing Club in Berkeley (Sunday Open House) or Alameda Community Sailing Program in, you guessed it, Alameda. Or, add to your name to one of the Crew Lists listed here.

US Sailing Safety Dance
To enter the US Sailing Safety Dance take a photo of yourself with your fire extinguisher and radio, and with a story on teaching your crew how to use the safety items.
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You can read the most recent Summer Sailstice newsletter here.

Don’t miss sailing on the first weekend of summer. We look forward to seeing the photos of your cruise, club, race, raft-up, and however and wherever you choose to sail on Summer Sailstice. Sign up now.



  1. Jean Ouellette 1 month ago

    “And we can dress real neat
    From our hats to our feet …”

  2. Captain Bob 1 month ago

    Islander 36 Organization has a Regatta around Angel Island, and ending at clipper Cove!
    There are several boats, signed up with guests from other parts of the United States and Puerto Rico!

    Look for our Isl 36 flags👍

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