Dealing with cancer, pain and anxiety tends to take over one's daily focus. Spending the day on the water transports one to a place far from health issues. It's an experience I will look back on when I need to quiet the internal noise of living with cancer.
CAMDEN — The Camden Yacht Club partnered with the national organization, Sailing Heals, to offer an enjoyable afternoon of sailing on Penobscot Bay to patients living with cancer and their caregivers on Aug. 1. The morning of Aug. 1, Sailing Heals co-founder and executive director Trisha Boisvert welcomed the five boat owners and captains and 20 […]
A sunhat on her head and a content grin on her face, Fran Eppig takes a deep breath and relaxes. “This is perfect. Just beautiful,” she says to her fellow sailors on the 43-foot Fountaine Pajot catamaran Dreamweaver. Eppig, diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2009, is a strong woman. She’s a triathlete,
Toby Stull had already traded in his career as an attorney for a life on the sea when he heard about Sailing Heals, a non-profit group based in Massachusetts that was ready to expand in a major way. At the time, Stull had found a home for his Starlight sailing charter at the Breakwater Yacht […]
On Thursday, April 5, Sailing Heals hosted its Sail Away Soirée, sponsored by J. Barrett & Co., at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, kicking off the non-profit’s seventh season with a Gatsby-style/vintage sailing theme, benefiting Sailing Heals and honoring its patient guests. Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman was on hand to sign copies of […]
Wayne, "Wayno", "Boppa" was a very hard working man his entire life; aside from his job he was known for his ability to fix and keep running any machine, and was his own inventor. Often a man of few words, when Wayne did tell stories, they were hysterically enhanced by his own sound effects. Besides his love for his family, Wayne was most passionate about sailing, having spent his entire life sailing of the shores of Pocasset, MA and from the Shawomet Yacht Club in Dighton, MA and was the very proud owner of his sailboat "September Morn". An army veteran, Wayne was committed to his final resting place at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA on a September morning. Forever loved.
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