“Summer Sailstice” Comes to Bay Area Waters & Land:This Weekend, June 18 & 19

There is nothing more beautiful that watching the San Francisco bay filled with sailboats! I have watched the event with the breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the headlands, and skyline. It all depends on from where you decide to watch. But why not start from the very beginning: at the event kick-off?

The summer sailstice San Francisco Festival is Northern California’s largest on-the-water celebration for sailing lovers. John Ardt bay Area resident founded it in 2001. Summer Sailstice has grown to become an annual global celebration in over 40 countries. The event takes places the weekend closest to the summer solstice. It’s a free annual event and this year it will have about 5,000 boats participating all over the world. On Saturday, June 18th and Sunday 19th you can join the fun!


This event is open to the public and free! It will begin in the Bay Area and will kick-off at Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda (1251 Pacific Marina) Saturday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m. This event will include:

  • Free sailing tours.
  • Youth sailing races.
  • Cardboard boat-building competition.
  • A helicopter demonstration by the Coast Guard Search and Rescue Team,
  • Educational seminars by sailing experts.
  • Live music.
  • Food and beverages all day!

For more information: Sailsfbay.org

Enjoy and let me know how you liked it!

Thank you David Perry and Associates for sponsoring today’s post. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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