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.

Our 2019 VIP patient sails are scheduled! Click on the calendar to see where we'll be sailing this season and join us for a spirit-lifting day at sea!

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Pirates and Princesses Treasure Hunt Adventure, 2018

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Our Latest Featured Event

7th Annual Wicked Strong Cocktail Party

August 04, 2019

Eastern Yacht Club

4:30pm — 7:00pm

47 Foster St. Marblehead, MA

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Photos from Sailing Heals Wicked Strong Sail 2017

Sailing Heals Wicked Strong Sail 2018

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Our annual Wicked Strong Sail honors Boston Marathon bombing victims.

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July 19, 2019 Haverhill Magazine

Calming Waters – Sailing Heals’ chartered voyages help ease burdens in troubled times.

Stepping on board a sailboat, you immediately feel connected to the ocean that it rides on, and the winds that make it go. Those sensations are accompanied by an emotional release, as life on land is left behind for a sun-filled horizon, and a boundless sea. Sailing Heals, which is based in Haverhill and recently […]

July 29, 2019 SpinSheet Chesapeake Bay Sailing

EYC and Sailing Heals Program Provides Uplifting Experiences for Cancer Patients

The Eastport Yacht Club (EYC) in Annapolis has been partnering with Sailing Heals for over six years to provide uplifting experiences for cancer patients and caregivers in the Anne Arundel County region. In the past year, EYC and Sailing Heals have worked closely with Wellness House of Annapolis to triple the number of guests served. […]

July 24, 2019 VillageSoup - Knox

Sailing Heals returns to Camden Yacht Club

Sailing Heals, a national group that works with yacht clubs to offer sailing experiences for patients living with cancer and their caregivers, returned to Camden for its second year. Last August was the first time the Camden Yacht Club hosted Sailing Heals. Before the event ended yacht club members were inviting the organization’s executive director, […]

June 21, 2019 Providence Business News

For the very sick, sailing a chance to ‘refuel their souls’

Katelyn McSherry’s memories of her mother on the water stretch back to when she was growing up in Portsmouth. “Growing up, we always had a boat,” she said. When her mother, Beth McSherry Goyette, was diagnosed with lung cancer, she and her daughter found themselves back out on a boat in 2015. This time, though, […]


Sailing Hearts - Tributes to Very Special People

A Loving Tribute

Dr. Charles Havener Kite, Sr.

Dr. Charles Kite born in Montreal, Canada (1949) had a life long love of the water that began on Saratoga Lake in NY, when his father took him sailing in his 16' Rebel. Later he would further his love through his parent's summer homes on the shore of Chesapeake Bay and then Chatham, MA, where he sailed everything from a Sunfish to a 33' Swiftsure (named of the America's Cup winner in 1962). He was always at peace when sailing, despite what the conditions may have been. His love of sailing has been passed on to his children and grandchildren. Sailing heals is a great organization that provides this peaceful enjoyment to people go through tumultuous times.

August 15, 1949 - January 4, 2019


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