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.

Our Next Featured Event

4th Annual Wicked Strong Cocktail Party!

September 11, 2016

Eastern Yacht Club

4:00pm — 6:00PM

47 Foster Street, Marblehead, MA 01945


What Our Guests Say

Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt Adventure, 2016

Credit: Hot Pineapple Productions


July 7, 2016

Pirates, princesses set sail to heal in Marblehead

MARBLEHEAD — When he asked the kids lined up at his feet in a room of the Boston Yacht Club how to blow up the balloon, Don Ganz, aka Dondo the Magician, stuck a balloon in his mouth then spit it out. “Who said, ‘put the balloon in my mouth,’ that’s gross,” said Dondo as everyone in the room laughed.

Thank you for making the Chowder Fest a big success!

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


Eastport Yacht Club partners with Sailing Heals

On May 6, Sailing Heals partnered with host captains from Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis to offer lunch and a healing sail for two dozen local survivors, including guests from Anne Arundel Medical Center DeCesaris Cancer Institute, Wellness House of Annapolis and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings who are currently being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The two-hour sail came with a complimentary lunch, courtesy of the estate auctioneer firm Campbell-Chambliss & Associates.


Thank you! The 2016 Get Set to Sail was a great success!


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...

  • Brian and Lauren Anderson
  • Jane P. Goldman (dedicated by Jon Mansfield & Family)
  • Susan Bragdon
  • Robert Bragdon, Sr.
  • Amy Macbeth Snow
  • Terrance Snow
  • Meilin Chen
  • James and Mary Louise Coleman

A Loving Tribute

Brennan O'Brien

In loving memory of Brennan O'Brien 1986-2016.

1986 - 2016


Advocates & Alliances

We are very grateful to our sponsors, partners & supporters!

Founding Sponsor
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