Summer Sailstice is the global holiday celebrating sailing held annually on the summer solstice, the longest sailing day of the year. This international event was founded to connect the global sailing community in a fun, creative, multifaceted, multi-location sailing holiday.Which of course is total nonsense. If it's a "global holiday" it's not the "longest sailing day of the year" for anyone south of the equator. It's the shortest day of the year for them. The founder, John Arndt, apparently sails on San Francisco Bay so that probably explains everything.
Sunday is also Father's Day which is when we all celebrate having fathers (something quite hard to avoid, though with gay marriage and IVF and all that I guess its possible) or being fathers (which is actually relatively easy to achieve judging by world population trends). Several websites perpetuate the myth that Father's Day was supposedly invented by Sonora Smart of Washington in 1909 while listening to a Mother's Day sermon at her church. Whereas we all know the real truth that it was actually created by the electronics and hand tool industries in order to boost sales of their products.
Tillerman will be celebrating the weekend by driving up to Massachusetts to see cutest granddaughter in the world again, and of course her Mum and Dad, the Laser sailor recently renamed by one of my commenters as the "whippersnapper". We hear that CGITW has recently learned some new tricks including manic hyperkinetic body shaking in an effort to turn over her Exersaucer so we can't wait to see that. And Whippersnapper has been racing at the sailing club at his local lake and humiliating the other Laser sailors there with his awesome racing prowess. So if the weather forecast looks good I will take up my Laser and there will be another Whippersnapper vs Tillerman Laser showdown to celebrate Dadstice Day.