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

6th Annual Wicked Strong Cocktail Party!

August 05, 2018

Boston Yacht Club

4:30 pm — 7:00 pm

1 Front St, Marblehead, MA

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Sailing Hearts

Sailing Hearts Detail

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

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.

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 […]

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 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.


Sailing Hearts - Tributes to Very Special People

A Loving Tribute

Cheryl Geisser Thorpe



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