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

Get Set To Sail! Sunset Cocktail Party

June 04, 2017

The Corinthian Yacht Club

5:00pm — 7:30pm

1 Nahant St. Marblehead, MA 01945


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.

March 15, 2017 Naples Daily News

Wave therapy: Sailing Heals gets cancer patients out on the water

No one could use that tranquility, and maybe a miracle or two, more than patients dealing with cancer in its many forms.

February 26, 2017 The Knockturnal

On The Scene: Sailing Heals, Couturier Maggie Norris and Rene Ruiz host ‘Cocktails and Couture’

Hosted an exclusive yacht club, Sailing Heals partnered with Maggie Norris and Rene Ruiz to present an evening of “Cocktails and Couture”.

February 27, 2017 LLNYC: The Insider's Guide to Manhattan Living

Sailing Heals hosts “Cocktails & Couture” runway show and fundraiser: PHOTOS

Sailing Heals, a nonprofit offering help for those facing a serious health issues, hosted a “Cocktails & Couture” fashion show and fundraiser last week, drawing out Manhattan society figures.


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...

  • Peter and Holly Niehaus (dedicated by David Boisvert)
  • Jack Diamond
  • Linus Nonn
  • Kathleen "KiKi" O'Connell (dedicated by Michele Gallagher)
  • Louisa Makintosh & Tony Ciaramitaro (dedicated by Barb and Charlie Thomas)
  • Kate Elizabeth Gallagher
  • Terrance Snow
  • James and Mary Louise Coleman

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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