Encinal Yacht Club, 1251 Pacific Ave., invites the community to its yearly Summer Sailstice event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The free gathering includes a popular boat-building contest, sailing demonstrations and displays, educational events and live music.
The music includes a DJ from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. , Gerry Pagano from 1 to 1:30 p.m., Johnny Nash from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Debra Crooks and Kwame Copeland from 3 to 4 p.m., Jeremy von Epp and Wicked Lobsta’ from 4:15 – 6:15 p.m. and Downwind Run from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
At noon on Saturday, a discussion about Latitude 38-organized sailing events will be led by Andy Turpin. The magazine’s managing editor will share details on the Baja Ha-ha, Pacific Puddle Jump and Delta Doo Dah rallies.
One hour later, at 1 p.m., Dan Leininger of the Maritime Institute will explain how sailors can get their captain’s license.
The boat-building work will take place all day, with the launching of the two vessels set to take place in the late afternoon.