Sailing Heals Welcomes You!

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

At Sailing Heals, it is our mission 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.

models on the runway

Thanks to all who attended the "Cocktails and Couture" event! It was a magical evening!

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Our Latest Featured Event

Cocktails & Couture

February 21, 2017

The Model Room of an Exclusive Midtown Yacht Club

6:30pm — 8:30pm

37 West 44th Street, New York, NY


What Our Guests Say

Sailing Heals Wicked Strong Sail 2016

Video Credit: Hot Pineapple Productions; Photography Credit: Andrew Lambie

Thirty-seven survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombings joined us for the 4th Annual Wicked Strong Sail and Cocktail Party on September 11th.

Many thanks to Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary for sponsoring the lively cocktail party at the Eastern Yacht Club that followed this sensational day of sailing and camaraderie!

Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt Adventure, 2016

More Testimonials


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.

September 06, 2016 The Newport Daily News

Sailing program offers a day of healing on Narragansett Bay

NEWPORT — Anyone who has been sailing on Narragansett Bay knows just how therapeutic it can be.

September 01, 2016 Martha’s Vineyard Times

Sailing Heals Martha’s Vineyard

At 53 feet, 44 tons, and at 7.8 knots, the polished wooden sailing yacht cut through gentle waves and a steady wind before tacking. “Ready about!” The distant words from a crew member could be heard followed by “Lee to helm!” The bow of the boat passed through the wind, sails flapping until they filled with air, heeling the boat over on its new course.


Thank you for making the Chowder Fest a big success!

Many thanks to our Contributors and Supporters for a beautiful evening!


Tributes to Very Special People

Friends of Sailing Heals have donated the gift of healing sails in honor of the following very special people:

In Honor of...

  • Carla Furtlaw (dedicated by Ann Sheridan)
  • Christopher Kent
  • Robert Bragdon, Sr.
  • Brian and Lauren Anderson
  • Nicolas Coleman
  • Brennan O'Brien (dedicated by Michele Gallagher for Alison O'Brien)
  • Lori Zalt
  • Edgar R. Jolicoeur

A Loving Tribute

Rosanne McGuinn

My mother Rosanne loved to make people smile. She was beautiful, goofy, and loved by many. A motto in her life "If the shoe fits, buy it in every color". She will be forever missed, especially by her husband of 53 years John.

10/2/1939 - 12/31/15


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