Sailing Heals Welcomes You!

We offer patients and their caregivers a spirit-lifting day at sea!

OUR MISSION is to provide a free day of relaxation and joy for our patient guests— those who are undergoing treatment for cancer or dealing with the effects of a serious illness or injury—as well as their caregivers.

We couldn't do this without the partnership of many respected medical organizations; the gracious hospitality of yacht owners from many parts of the country; the sailing community; our corporate sponsors and, especially, our individual donors.
To learn more about how you can help create transformative experiences for patients and their caregivers, please click here.

Sailing Heals Mission

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Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt Adventure, 2018

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Photos from Sailing Heals Wicked Strong Sail 2017

Sailing Heals Wicked Strong Sail 2018

Video Credit: Hot Pineapple Productions; Photography Credit: Laurie Bishop and Chelsea Bradway

Our annual Wicked Strong Sail honors Boston Marathon bombing victims.

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August 13, 2018 Camden Herald - Village Soup

Camden Herald- Village Soup – Knox County 2018

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 […]

May 24, 2018 Bay Weekly

A day on the Bay is therapy at its best

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,

July 18, 2018 The Express Magazine

Healing in the Waters Off Sag Harbor

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 […]

April 09, 2018 Northshore Magazine

Sail Away Soirée – Non-profit organization Sailing Heals kicks off its seventh year of hosting patient guests.

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 […]


Sailing Hearts - Tributes to Very Special People

A Loving Tribute

Wayne Raymond Barlow
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.

11/16/44 - 9/14/18


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