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.
Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt Adventure, 2017
Courtesy of Hot Pineapple Productions.
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Our Latest Featured Event
Sailing Heals Sail Away Soirée
April 05, 2018
6:30pm — 10:00pm
18 Washington Square W Salem, MA 01970
Thanks to generous donors, we hit 88% of our year-end 2017 fundraising goal!
We are now working on dates for our 2018 season. Stay tuned!
Photos from Sailing Heals Wicked Strong Sail 2017
Sailing Heals Wicked Strong Sail 2016
Video Credit: Hot Pineapple Productions; Photography Credit: Andrew Lambie
Our annual Wicked Strong Sail honors Boston Marathon bombing victims.
Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt Adventure, 2016
Charleston Healing Sail May, 2017
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.
August 28, 2016
Sailing Program Gives Cancer Patients ‘Beautiful’ Experiences
Puffs of white clouds dot an otherwise clear blue sky as we glide along Nantucket Sound aided by 15-knot winds on The Blue Peter, a 1930 classic yacht.
August 22, 2017
Wicked Local Manchester
J Barrett & Company to sponsor Nurses Appreciation Sail at Manchester Yacht Club
J Barrett & Company will sponsor the Nurses Appreciation Sail & Cocktail Party fundraiser on Sept. 7 at the Manchester Yacht Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea. The event is held annually to honor nurses from local Boston hospitals. The event is part of Sailing Heals, a nonprofit organization that honors the strengths and resiliency of patients and […]
August 21, 2017
Sailing Heals offers voyages to MVH cancer patients
For these healing patients, the ocean has become a kind of medicine. Sailing Heals, a nonprofit founded by Trisha Gallagher Boisvert, recently offered Martha’s Vineyard Hospital patients a chance to cruise the sea with licensed captains on volunteered sailboats docked at Edgartown Harbor.
August 15, 2017
Cape Cod Today
Sailing Heals Announces Upcoming Sails for Hyannis, Islands
Sailing Heals’ Board Member, Dr. Lori Wirth of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, said this about the organization, “Sailing Heals offers our patients who are going through one of the greatest challenges in life a chance to get away from it all and simply enjoy a healing day out on a beautiful boat on the water with […]
Sailing Hearts - Tributes to Very Special People
A Loving Tribute
1949 - 2013