Sat 6/22: Summer Sailstice Key Largo

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The Upper Keys Sailing Club is pleased to bring back the Great Greased Watermelon Grab! This fun relay race uses Hobie Waves to sail off our beach out to a "melon patch" where greased watermelons need to be caught and brought back to the beach.

12:00pm, Saturday June 22nd
Upper Keys Sailing Club
100 Ocean Bay Drive Key Largo, FL 33037

Summer Sailstice is the global sailing holiday celebrated on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.
This international event was founded in 2001 to connect the global sailing community in a fun, creative, multifaceted, multi-location sailing holiday. 
Every year, Summer Sailstice connects over 19,000 sailors all over the world—cruisers, racers and recreational—to celebrate and showcase life under sail. It has expanded to include participants from Asia, across the Americas and Europe. For more information, please visit

Upload your sailing plans onto the site and you could win a cruise in the Caribbean or any of dozens of other prizes including charters, gear, boating services, and more! Sailors can also win prizes by entering one of the many Summer Sailstice contests.

You can join in events near you with fellow sailors, or be the spark and organize an event yourself.
But you don’t even have to register to take part in Summer Sailstice - on June 22nd just set out on the water with thousands of other sailors to celebrate the joys of sailing. The benefit of registering ahead of time, though, is that you’ll be better informed about everything that’s going to be happening that day, can enter contests and prize drawings, and will help us keep a better count of how many participants we get.

If you don’t have a boat to sail but you’re an experienced sailor, you can go over to our sponsor and register for America’s first boater-to-boater™ charter marketplace where you can rent boats from fellow sailors.

Through a partnership the ocean conservation non-profits, Sailors for the Sea and Ocean Conservancy, Summer Sailstice strives to inform and mobilize sailors, their families and communities to enjoy and conserve the beauty of the oceans while raising awareness of human impacts on the fragile marine environment and wildlife.