Getting military service members on the water can provide physical, mental and emotional therapy for a variety of injuries and illness. Sailing is an outlet to cope with the long term effects of PTSD, brain injury, amputation, paralysis and nerve damage…plus it’s really fun way for our warrior sailors to express their most natural abilities: teamwork and competitive drive.

Support Warrior Sailing

Donations keep the sails full. We can't accomplish the things we do without generous support from people like you.


Start a lifelong bond with the sea with a three day sail training camp. Our professional coaches are trained in adaptive sailing and will have you at the helm of a sailboat on your first day!


For graduates of our Basic Training camps, these camps offer an opportunity to hone their sailing skills and lay the groundwork for inshore racing. As an American Sailing Association (ASA), we offer participants the opportunity to earn their ASA Basic Keelboat Certification. 


Warrior Sailing offers unique opportunities to  races against some of the top disabled and able bodied sailors from around the country, train on offshore experiences and earn sailing certifications. Graduates from our program represent Warrior Sailing at the elite level of the sport.

Sneak Peek at the Warrior Sailing Program

Our Mission

Warrior Sailing provides maritime education and outreach for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. We do so by facilitating opportunities for skill development and building partnerships between the military and marine communities. Using sailing as a platform, Warrior Sailing positively impacts the participant’s physical and mental health while reconnecting them with the camaraderie and teamwork previously found in military service.

Our Values

The core values of the program are to:

Educate participants in the sport of sailing, sailboat racing and maritime safety.

Encourage participant technical, social and job skill development through leadership, teamwork, and self-reliance.

Empower participants with resources and opportunities for sustained engagement within the sailing community.

Warrior Sailing is a program of the USMMA Sailing Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)3 public foundation. Its mission is to actively solicit the donation of vessels to be used in various maritime programs for education and training. Learn more about the foundation at:

Get more details on the trusted Guidestar site.


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1 week ago

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Thank you Team Paradise Sailing for hosting the event.Visiting Warrior Sailing Team with Team Paradise on a fantastic weekend racing in the Columbus Day Regatta. All of our goals were met: no physical damage, no damage to boats and equipment, we raced hard and everybody had a great time! The United Warrior Team with Daniel Evans, Laura Root and Sammy Lugo won the Sonar class! ... See MoreSee Less

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Passing along this great opportunity to sail on a fully accessible catamaran, the Impossible Dream.

Cruise for Wounded Veterans in Norfolk, VA
Friday October 5th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Volvo Penta will be offering a cruise on the Impossible Dream Catamaran for Wounded Warriors to honor their service to our Country. If you are a Wounded Veteran that would be interested in the cruise please email no later than Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 12:00pm or call 757-436-2800. News Coverage from CBS 4, WSVN 7 and Local 10 THE MISSION OF IMPOSSIBLE DREAM by To use the Impossible Dream, a universally desi...
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2 weeks ago

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Sail for Hope was a challenge for sailors in light breeze but we raised over $30,000 for three charities! Congratulations to "Reef Points" and crew for winning the top fundraising boat for their donations. Phip Hallowell and Chuck Brown won first place for overall PHRF and for their spinnaker class. The VX One triumphed on corrected time.
Thank you for supporting our three charities: Warrior Sailing (for our veterans and armed services heroes), R.I. Red Cross and the Edward Oliver "Tad" Sanchez, III Youth Sailing Program. Jimmy Garafolo images. #sailforhope2018 #sailnewport Sail Newport Warrior Sailing ProgramAmerican Red Cross CT/RI Territory
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2 weeks ago

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Sail for Hope Newport, Rhode Island! Thank you Sail Newport, Newport Shipyard, and everyone from the Newport sailing community! So grateful for the support and generosity. Thank you Courageous and Gryphon Solo for taking some warriors out on yesterday’s race. If you missed the chance to support these amazing men and women, please go donate now! Get involved!! ... See MoreSee Less

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