Alamedans and sailors from around the Bay Area are invited to celebrate the summer solstice and boating at the Encinal Yacht Club on June 23. Started by “Latitude 38” magazine associate publisher John Arndt, Summer Sailstice is now in its 12th year as a free event that aims to encourage community members to enjoy sailing.
Activities planned for Saturday include an on-the-water harbor “stroll,” regatta, scavenger hunt, educational seminars, sailing demonstrations, a boat-building contest, free sailboat rides, live music and an evening party. There will also be food and beverages for sale.
At noon on Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard is planning a rescue demonstration. “As Summer Sailstice grows, we want people to recognize the solstice not as the first day of the summer season but as the biggest day of the sailing season!” said Arndt.