THE MISSION OF SAILING HEALS is to provide a restorative, inspiriting day at sea for patients and caregivers navigating cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.

Since 2011, more than 5,000 patients + caregivers have participated in a free Sailing Heals sailing excursion. We are grateful for the collaboration with and support of medical organizations, cancer support groups, the sailing community, our corporate sponsors, and our individual donors. Sails and special events have been held in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, and California.

Our 2023 sailing schedule is available here. Scheduled sails are aboard Salem's historic schooner FAME, happening through September. We also have some wonderful, local volunteer host captains (primarily Boston North - South) who can accommodate patients + caregivers aboard their vessels for 1-1, more intimate sail excursions. Please email us with your interest.

Sailing Heals' participants often share that their experience on the water was a welcome escape from the stresses that come with navigating serious illness. Patients and caregivers can relax, socialize, and enjoy the moment.

Our 2023 Sponsors

Sailing Heals Sponsored by Doyle SailsSailing Heals Sponsored by EISAI, Inc.

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