What we do

Events

At SailAhead, we partner with local Yacht Clubs and sailing organizations to take military veterans, active duty, and family members sailing. Combining local civilians with local veterans, we bridge the gap between two worlds.

 

The goal is threefold: spread PTS and veteran suicide awareness, honor Our Mates, and foster community connection between the sailing and military worlds. 

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Sailing

SailAhead teaches people how to sail and provides therapy on the water. In some cases it isn't good enough to sail just once. Sailing for a therapeutic experience should be done on a regular basis to help combat PTS and depression.

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Racing

We race in and around the Long Island Sound, NY and Puget Sound, WA! If you are a veteran interested in racing or learning, please contact our Race Director at racing@sailahead.org.

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Safety

The Safety Team is made up of retired military personnel with medical experience they acquired in the military and basic CPR/First-Aid. They act as the first responders on the water, providing quick transportation to the docks and administers onsite medical assistance if necessary. 

Our Safety Team attends sailing events around Long Island making sure people are safe. If you are interested in volunteering on SailAhead's Medic RIB then please contact medic@sailahead.org.

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Maritime Education

At SailAhead we provide one of a kind experiences on and off the water. Partnering with the Long Island Maritime Museum, veterans and family members get a chance to learn about local maritime history and sail on the beloved Oyster Sloop, called Priscilla. 

Being sailors, we know the impact humans have on our environment. We take much care in trying to preserve the ocean which provides us with so much and we spread word that we need to protect our oceans. 

Sailing is a green and healthy sport for your body and the environment!

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SailAhead (Federal Tax ID 81-0900037) is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.  ©2020 by SailAhead.