Check out our latest Press Highlights!

Check out our latest Press Highlights!

Press/News

Sailing Heals appreciates the countless news outlets that continue to recognize the contributions of our corporate sponsors, generous donors, active board members, hardworking volunteers, and VIP guests.

Recent Press Highlights

“To celebrate their annual sponsorship of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge North American Circuit, Officine Paneraigot together with their official charity partner, Sailing Heals, and hosted their first dedicated children’s sail in Miami.”
-Haute Living, March 3, 2015
“Panerai is the founding sponsor of Sailing Heals, a New England-based nonprofit that provides day sails to can­cer patients and their caregivers. The program has been so well received that Panerai is expanding it to include people with illnesses other than cancer.”
– Worth Magazine, Dec 2014/Jan 2015
“Kevin and Laura McCarthy are professional videographers who own a small video company called Hot Pineapple Productions, and over the past few years they have donated a considerable amount of time and resources to helping the young non-profit organization get off the ground.”
– Reading Daily Times Chronicle, November 3, 2014
“Panerai executives and the Sailing Heals’ dedicated host captains sponsored about 25 local VIP guests for a beautiful Italian inspired lunch and sailing on five separate classic boating vessels.”
– Yachting Times, Autumn 2014
“The occasion was more emotional, heartfelt and personal…[Sailing Heals board member Jon] Ollwerther got the ball rolling by introducing Sailing Heals to interested sailboat owners at the Edgartown Yacht Club as well as to Morgan Douglas of the Black Dog Tall Ships…The inaugural Vineyard Sailing Heals outing took place in mid August, sponsored by the Edgartown Yacht Club.”
– Vineyard Gazette, October 9, 2014
“Marblehead, MA, resident Gary Gregory hosts the ‘VIP guests’ on his beautiful boat Valiant…[Sailing] was the first time a cancer patient and her husband did something together that wasn’t about her cancer or about him taking care of her, just them spending a great day together and having fun. That was the moment she started thinking about what she wanted to do, not what she had been.”
– Ocean Home Magazine, Fall 2014
“[Sailing Heals] allows cancer patients and their families to ‘escape for a spirit-lifting day at sea.”
– Financial Times, March 27, 2014
“Seven-year-old Caleb Wortham, who has a rare autoimmune disease, and his brother Benjamin, 5, who has global cerebral atrophy, traveled with their family from Alabama to Manhattan for a day of sailing around the New York Harbor, thanks to the Boston-based organization.”
– New York Daily News,
October 10, 2013 “The regatta benefitted the growing Sailing Heals organization, which dedicates itself to matching up yacht owners and patients struggling with serious illness with the simple and noble goal of providing a much-needed “day-off” for patients and their care-givers sailing on the water.”
– Elite Traveler, September 2013
“Amy Snowof Hampton, N.H., and five of her closest friends and family, enjoyed a sail in waters off Nantucket in August, thanks to Sailing Heals, a nonprofit based in Haverhill.”
– Boston Globe, October 25, 2012
“Sailing Heals, a new non-profit providing sailboat rides for cancer patients, took its first New York voyage last week.”
– Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2011