The 12th annual Summer Sailstice invites all sailors to hoist their sails this Saturday, June 23, as part of the global celebration of sailing. And, on San Francisco Bay, sail in the first ever Estuary Stroll. There will be a clockwise sailing course from approximately Jack London Square to Coast Guard Island with an aerial photo scheduled for 2 p.m. Sailors berthed in estuary marinas have the opportunity to win a free month’s berthing from their respective marina by buying $1 raffle tickets at the marina office on the day of the sail. Proceeds will benefit youth sailing through the Encinal Sailing Foundation.
After sailing back to the dock, sailors should go to Encinal YC to join the all-day celebration of sailing. There’s small boat racing, new boats on display, live music, the former America’s Cup yacht USA 76 and the very popular boat building competition where teams compete to build, launch and sail a boat in a day! There’s crafts for kids, the America True winch grinding contest for the brave, and plenty of food and drink. Go to www.summersailstice.com/sf to sign up and see the complete local event details.