sailstice_logo_720_0Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt of Latitude 38, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the weekend nearest the summer solstice.

The annual Summer Sailstice sailing event is free to all participants and has grown from 200 boats signed up in 2001 to almost 5,000 boats today. Since many sailors join in the fun on many different boats, the actual number of Summer Sailstice sailors participating is estimated at almost 19,000 annually.

Flag_SmThe Club at Westpoint is hosting the Summer Sailstice South Bay Photographic Scavenger Hunt (yes it needs a shorter name) on Saturday, June 20th, 2020. We invite all boaters to get out on the water to create the biggest single-day photographic record of our most beautiful local asset.

We’re offering prizes to the teams that complete the challenge and for the best wildlife photographs.

Then, at 5 pm, join us on the harbor’s kayak launching dock to celebrate the “Longest Day of the Year”! Bring your own chairs, food, and beverages to socially distance on the wide dock area and see your friends from not so long ago. Or, if you can, bring your supplies in your dinghy and drift along the dock to visit and enjoy a lingering summer evening with friends. Welcome Summer!

Check out the program on the Sumer Sailstice site.

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And take a sneak peek at the scavenger hunt list we’ll be looking for¬†on the day.

Please share the link to this page with all the boaters you know and let’s make this a huge celebration of being back on the water!

For more information email mailto:SummerSailstice@TheClubAtWestpoint.com.

Here are some of the photographs from the day.

And our wildlife photo winner is LuAnne Grave for this iconic summer harbor scene:

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Canada Geese parenting this summer’s goslings