Summer Sailstice 2022

By: American Sailing Association, Event


On the weekend of 18-19 Jun 2022, American Sailing is again a Gold Level Sponsor of the 22nd annual Summer Sailstice, the biggest sail event of the year where everybody everywhere sails at the same time! Founded back in Feb 2001 by John Arndt, Publisher of Latitude 38, Summer Sailstice is the annual global celebration of sailing held on the weekend nearest to the summer solstice and the longest days of the year in the northern hemisphere. The event has grown from 200 boats in 2001 to over 5000 boats around the world that unite thousands of sailors with a schedule of events that encourages everyone to participate. 

American Sailing is uniting all of its over 400 Affiliate academies, clubs, schools, and charter companies to collaborate and participate in this event. 

Use the GoSailing App to participate in Summer Sailstice

Use ASA’s “Go Sailing” app to connect with other sailors locally and to join with Summer Sailstice globally! The GoSailing App connects sailors with people who love to be on the water. The GO SAILING app helps you find crew or apply to be crew on other skippers’ trips. The app also has sailing-related social events, seminars, and sailing lessons.

ASA Chairman, Executive Director, and Founder Lenny Shabes comments that, “With 400+ Affiliate schools spread around the world, it’s always a challenge to unite in a common promotion. The Summer Sailstice celebration provides ASA an ideal opportunity to connect with all our Affiliates in a global promotion for sailing on the first weekend of summer”

Win prizes for participating in Summer Sailstice

Summer Sailstice 2022 is giving away prizes to participants. Take a look at the giveaways . You can also win prizes for your photos, videos, and boats! See the page for details.

Sign up for Summer Sailstice and be in the running for your choice of a 2-Day sailing course (up to a $695 value) – Basic Sailing (ASA 101), Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103), or Bareboat Charter Certification (ASA 104), donated by San Juan Sailing


Who: Sailors and non-sailors worldwide

When: June 18, 2022

Where: Global (wherever there’s wind, water and sails)

How: Register at, add your sailing plans and invite others to join your event. All registered participants are automatically entered into the draw for prizes.  

Why Summer Sailstice?

When you participate you become part of a larger community of sailors who are part of a global demonstration of sailing. Special events are organized by clubs and individuals. Organizing an event is easy – just follow the instructions on the Summer Sailstice website.

You could also use the GoSailing App that connects sailors with people who love to be on the water. The GO SAILING app helps you find crew or apply to be crew on other skippers’ trips. There are also sailing-related social events, seminars, and sailing lessons on the app.

How Do You Participate in Summer Sailstice?

It is as easy as going sailing but this is an opportunity to meet other sailors nearby or to get involved with sailing clubs and organizations around you. The Summer Sailstice website is the hub that helps organize the entire endeavor. You can create your own or join an event on their website and register to win prizes from the Summer Sailstice sponsors. When you create an event the Summer Sailstice website has all the tools ready for you to easily invite new sailors as well as spread the word about your sailing get-together.