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Summer Sailstice to mark 11th anniversary

Sailors around the world are making plans to celebrate the sailing lifestyle by sailing "together" on June 18, the weekend closest to the summer solstice.

Now in its 11th year, the Summer Sailstice sailing holiday invites all sailors to hoist their sails - wherever they are aboard and whatever they sail - to simply connect and celebrate all aspects of sailing. Tall ship or small ship, if it's got sails, they should be set to sail on the first weekend of the summer.

Last year saw the largest celebration to date, with sailors in all 50 U.S. states and 47 countries participating and, with events already in the planning for this year, Summer Sailstice organizers are anticipating more sailors everywhere will dedicate the first summer weekend of sailing to the global Sailstice festivities.

For 2011, Summer Sailstice once again will join Sailors For The Sea to support their mission to educate and empower the boating community to protect oceans and local waters.

To participate in Summer Sailstice 2011, sailors can sign up for free For information, e-mail