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Help for Charleston Veterans

Help for Charleston Veterans

Each spring, Warrior Sailing teams up with the College of Charleston to provide a 3-day sailing event to veterans free of charge. It teaches veterans how to take on the water. “It’s helped me so much with a lot of things that I have going on,” U.S. Navy Lieutenant...

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Historic Regatta to Havana

Historic Regatta to Havana

More than 500 sailors took part in a historic 3-day regatta from St. Petersburg to Havana this February. The regatta first took place in 1929 and last took place 58 years ago. Among the sailors making the trip were two vessels with wounded warriors. The trip ended at...

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HOOD Sailmakers to Support Warrior Sailing Program This Fall

HOOD Sailmakers to Support Warrior Sailing Program This Fall

HOOD Sailmakers, designers and manufacturers of high-quality, long lasting, durable sails, has announced that during the months of October and November proceeds from new sail orders and service work will be donated to the Warrior Sailing Program.

Through introductory basic training camps to world-class sailing programs, the Warrior Sailing Program facilitates getting veterans on the water as an opportunity to provide physical, mental and emotional therapy for a variety of injuries and illness. Sailing provides an outlet to cope with the long term effects of PTSD, brain injury, amputation, paralysis and nerve damage. It also provides the warrior sailors a forum to express their most natural abilities: teamwork and competitive drive.

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Wounded Veterans Use Sailing as an Outlet

Wounded Veterans Use Sailing as an Outlet

The Annapolis Yacht Club recently hosted the Warrior Sailing 3-day basic training camp. The goal of these training camps is to introduce sailing to warrior wounded during active duty.

After their initial training, the soldiers participate in a race and many go on to complete higher level techniques and compete with the Warrior Sailing Racing Team.

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Warriors Set Sail Beyond Their Wounds in Annapolis

Warriors Set Sail Beyond Their Wounds in Annapolis

Three day basic training program in Annapolis gives wounded warriors a chance to set sail. The Warrior Sailing program has graduated over 130 veterans in similar three-day events across the country: San Francisco, Charleston, San Diego, Galveston and more.

Each of the boats can be custom fitted to accommodate the needs of the wounded sailors. Along with physical injuries, about 75 percent of the veterans they have worked with suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries.

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Warrior Sailing Introduces the Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship

Warrior Sailing Introduces the Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship

Warrior Sailing Program of the USMMA Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship to aid wounded veterans of the United States armed services. The Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship provides support for the honored recipients to earn a Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification through the Basic and Advanced Training within the Warrior Sailing Program. Honorees will be introduced as part of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl activities Dec. 23 in Fort Worth.

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Video on the Warrior Sailing Program

Video on the Warrior Sailing Program

The Warrior Sailing Program introduces wounded, ill, and injured service members to the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. Being part of the Warrior Sailing Program is a once in a lifetime chance for some of these soldiers.

It gives them skills and experiences they can continue to use and build upon. This short video will give you a glimpse into the Warrior Sailing Program.

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