SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA (May 5, 2015) – Summer Sailstice and Sunsail are announcing a grand prize drawing with a chance for any sailor to win a one-week BVI charter aboard a 41’ monohull by signing up and going sailing on the June 20th Summer Sailstice weekend.  Sail on your own boat, crew on a friend’s boat or visit a local, community sailing center to get yourself on the water under sail.  Then, one-year later, you just might find yourself celebrating Summer Sailstice aboard a 41’ Sunsail sailboat in the British Virgin Islands.
Everybody sailing. That’s the idea behind Summer Sailstice. Now in its 15th year, the worldwide Summer Sailstice celebration is literally a chance for everyone to go sailing ‘together’ no matter where they are or how or what they sail.  Sunsail’s 26 bases scattered in idyllic sailing destinations around the world will be joining you when you sign up to sail ‘with them’ on the first days of summer during the June 20th solstice weekend.
‘For us Summer Sailstice comes at the perfect time of year,’ said Brittany Weatherby, Marketing Manager at Sunsail.  ‘It’s the start of summer when all of our bases worldwide are open for the season. With school out families can join in, we have flotilla charters and numerous other sailing opportunities for both experienced and first-time sailors.’  The Summer Sailstice website allows everyone to discover a sailing event near them, start their own local sailing celebration or just post their individual sailing plans.
While sailing seasons vary from the BVI to Thailand to Turkey the opportunity to explore the world during the Summer Sailstice celebration is at its peak.  In the Northern Hemisphere the days are long creating more time to enjoy for evening sails and more daylight hours of sailing for everyone.
‘While I spend most of my sailing time on the coast I’ve been lucky enough to have a few opportunities to charter in tropical destinations and know Sunsail can offer the very best sailing vacations possible.  Summer Sailstice has awarded BVI charters to past participants and we are very excited to be able to offer this year’s Grand Prize from Sunsail yacht charters,’ said Summer Sailstice founder John Arndt.
There will be thousands of people sailing on Summer Sailstice weekend on boats large and small and on a lakes, rivers, bays or crossing oceans.  All sailors – captain and crew – signed up for Summer Sailstice will have a chance to win the Sunsail BVI charter or one of hundreds of other prizes supplied by their favorite marine companies.  ‘So many people will enjoy sailing this coming summer but millions more don’t realize how accessible sailing really is,’ added Weatherby.  ‘Sunsail has captains and classes for complete novices and we also know there are hundreds of great sailing programs across the country ready to teach anyone. Summer Sailstice is a great opportunity for Sunsail to highlight all of our sailing opportunities and to help the world recognize how they can get started on their own sailing vacation.  We’re looking forward to seeing this year’s Sunsail winner in the BVI for Summer Sailstice 2016!’
Start your summer of sailing by signing up at Summer Sailstice and show the world who, how, what and where you sail!
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
For over 40 years Sunsail has led the way in sailing adventures. From the first pioneering flotillas in Greece to today’s choice of the best and most exotic yachting destinations; beginners can now enjoy the world’s best cruising grounds by hiring a skipper from any Sunsail base. Sunsail strives to provide our customers with the most exciting experience at the greatest possible value. Sunsail brands include Sailing Vacations by Independent Charter and Flotillas, Sailing Schools, Events and Yacht Ownership. Sunsail operates in 26 exotic and diverse destinations throughout the globe on a fleet of over 800 yachts and catamarans which are no older than 5 years each. Sunsail exists to ensure the availability of accessible sailing adventures to sailors of any experience level for generations to come. For more information, please visit or contact


By Ocean Navigator