CLEARWATER, FL (May 10, 2016) – Sunsail announces, for the 16th annual, worldwide Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing, an invitation for everyone to sign up and sail on the solstice weekend of June 18/19, 2016 with a chance to win a free, monohull or multihull charter at any one of its 25 bases around the world.  Sunsail will be encouraging current boat owners, new sailors, sailing schools, clubs and organizations to invite crew and hoist their sails to join the whole world sailing for the first weekend of summer.  Sunsail and Summer Sailstice are dedicated to celebrating the passion, history and joy of the sailing culture.
All sailors like to share their favourite pastime with friends, family and the world.  Sunsail sailors are no exception.  From beach cat to tall ship, kiteboard to family cruiser the sailing world’s eclectic personality can be difficult to convey.  Summer Sailstice gives sailors this once-a-year opportunity, ahead of the peak sailing season to put all of sailing on display, sail ‘together’ and invite everyone on the water to celebrate the best of sailing.  The event is not geographically or sailing discipline limited.  It connects cruisers, daysailors, racers, offshore voyagers, inland lake sailors and invites non-sailors to step aboard and join the festivities.
“The event is timed for the Northern Hemisphere solstice aligning with 80-90% of the world’s sailors peak sailing season.  The Southern Hemisphere always joins in as we have sailors register from places like Tahiti, South Africa, Australia and Chile.  We want all sailors to use this first summer weekend to post their sailing plans, host open houses, invite friends and hoist sails for this worldwide celebration of sailing.” says event founder John Arndt. “Plus use the special discount code ‘stice’ for an extra 5% Summer Sailstice discount any time in the next year including in combination with any other Sunsail promotion!”
‘Sunsail will be working with its 25 charter bases worldwide to publicize and offer as many sailing opportunities on this one weekend as possible,’ says Sunsail’s general manager, Scott Farquharson.  ‘We will join all sailing organizations for this one-weekend, all-hands-on-deck sailing festival to maximize the numbers of sails hoisted and sailors sailing while, all combined, we collectively tell the global story of sailing.  And, of course, we are offering one lucky Summer Sailstice participant a chance to win a free, one-week charter with Sunsail at any one of our bases worldwide!’ 
The Summer Sailstice website provides a place for everyone to post and host events while providing event publicity tools for all participants.  By registering sailors are able to let the world see how, what and where they sail all contributing to a colorful, high-impact display of sailing to the public.
All sailors are encouraged to sail ‘together’ wherever they are on the planet. And by registering to participate each year, Summer Sailstice celebrants become eligible to win from over 400 prizes supplied by supporting marine businesses including Sunsail, Hobie, Jeanneau, Harken, Beneteau, Schaefer, Team McLube and more.  
Sunsail invites the whole world to start their summer sailing together on the first weekend of summer 2016. 
Who: Sailors and non-sailors worldwide
When: June 18/19, 2016
Where: Global (wherever there’s wind, water and sails)
How: Sailors register for free at to declare their participation, invite others to join their Summer Sailstice event and to gain a chance to win prizes donated from sailing companies.
Summer Sailstice participants have hailed from North America , all five continents, 47 countries and all seven seas.  Summer Sailstice also actively supports the health of our oceans by asking all participants to support Sailors for the Sea.  To learn more about Summer Sailstice, visit
About Summer Sailstice
Founded in 2001, Summer Sailstice is the global sailing holiday celebrated on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.   The goal is to host a spectacular weekend uniting and bonding a critical mass of sailors worldwide in a common, publicly visible, inspiring event to demonstrate and celebrate sailing resulting in a significant, positive impact on participation.’  And, like sailing, have fun doing it!  For more information, please visit or contact
About Sunsail
Founded in 1974, Sunsail is the world’s largest sailing and watersports holiday company, delivering great value sailing holidays with a cutting-edge fleet, in the world’s best cruising grounds worldwide.
Sunsail offers a wide choice of sailing holidays with over 800 yachts in 25 locations worldwide. Alongside Yacht Charter and Flotilla Sailing holidays, Sunsail also offer Sailing Schools, Yacht Ownership, Team Building and Events.
We offer holidays and sailing activities to suit sailors and non-sailors alike. So whether you're looking to sit back, G&T in hand on a crewed yacht letting the skipper do all the work for you, or experience the thrill of gliding along the waves in one of the world's largest sailing regattas.
Experience or no experience, anything is possible with Sunsail. The world is made up of 70% water and Sunsail provides holiday makers with the opportunity to experience the best bits, with 100% fun!
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