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

Courtesy of Hot Pineapple Productions.

Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt Adventure, 2017

Courtesy of Hot Pineapple Productions. Click for the 2016 Pirates & Princess Video

Our Latest Featured Event

Celebrity Summit® Cruise Ship Tour and Luncheon


October 09, 2018

Raymond L Flynn Black Falcon Pier

9:30am — 2:00pm

1 Black Falcon Ave, Boston, MA


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Sailing Hearts

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VIP Highlights, 2017

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

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News/Press

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 […]

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 […]


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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 […]


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August 21, 2017 MV Times

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.


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Sailing Hearts - Tributes to Very Special People

A Loving Tribute

Cheryl Geisser Thorpe

1967-2018

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