Annual Summer Sailstice Celebration – Discover Sailing

  • Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • 12 noon to 4 pm
  • Admission:  It’s like the wind … absolutely FREE!
  • Registration is now open.  Use the form below – there is NO fee to register

Summer Sailstice, the global celebration of sailing which takes place on the weekend closest to the summer solstice, is just about to happen. If you’ve never joined before, what about making this your year – it’s a lot of fun!

Join us for an afternoon of fun, food and sailing on Newport Harbor.

This event is dedicated to getting new sailors on the water and for others to re-discover sailing on the longest sailing day of the year. If you’ve never sailed before, or want to share sailing with a non-sailor, this special day is for you!

  • Hop on board for a sail with one of our instructors – bring someone for their first time!
  • Enjoy a sail on Newport Harbor aboard a Lido 14, Harbor 20,  J/105 Becky, and our Catalina 43 Betty.
  • Take a relaxing harbor cruise aboard our 31′ powerboat Mia Lucia
  • Tour our 92′ motor yacht Nordic Star
  • Visit our hands-on STEM station – connecting Sailing and Science
  • Sign-up to win a certificate for a FREE Beginning Sailing Class, Youth Summer Sailing Camp or Safe Powerboat Class
  • Enjoy a FREE Hot Dog BBQ

Our goal is to get 100 new sailors on the water, so we will have a dozen boats with skippers available to take you sailing on Newport Harbor.

Online Registration

Registration is now open.  Use the form below to register.

Hot dogs will be served from 12:30 to 3:30 pm and the opportunity drawing for free classes will take place at 3:30.  You will receive your opportunity drawing ticket when you sign your waiver at check-in, and the drawing will take place at 3:30 pm.  You do not need to be present to win.

Parking can be a challenge, so be sure to allow yourself enough time to park.  Additional parking is available along PCH and in the public parking lot at Tustin and Avon.  Please help us be good neighbors by not parking next door at the Newport Seabase. Our address is 1801 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663.

2018 Summer Sailstice Crew Reservation

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Select your first and second choice of boat and time for your sail from the options below. Under each boat selection, tell us how many spaces you'd like to reserve (maximum:5 people per group).