Many veterans returning home suffer from some form of post traumatic stress. Many new treatment for PTSD are being explored including the Warrior Sailing Program.
The physical and mental challenge of learning to sail provide great relief to soldiers. The time spent sailing together adds to the comradery between the veterans.read more
Supporting disabled veteran’s is the sailing warrior’s way. The Warrior Sailing Program is the lead sailing program in adaptive sailing opportunities for wounded members of the armed services.
In addition to supporting soldiers during race week, the USMMA Sailing Foundation also focuses on fundraising and continuing to include the warriors in the sailing community.read more
Charleston Race Week, the country’s biggest sailing regatta was threatened this year by inclement weather. The Wounded Warrior Sailing Team was not discouraged by the bad weather.
One of the Wounded Warrior sailors, Matthew Cosmas, says, “The water and the wind is the equalizer. So if I was running a race, I wouldn’t be able to keep up with someone that was non-disabled, but when it comes to sailing, it equalizes.”read more
The Warrior Sailing Team performed well at the recent Sperry Charleston Race Week. Despite the physical disabilities of blind and amputee team members, the veterans finished third in their division.
The wounded veteran team members all have different physical disabilities, but lean on each others strengths to overcome their own weaknesses.read more
Warrior Sailing returns to San Diego to help active and wounded veterans gain a better quality of life. Participants enjoy the thrill of being on the water and challenging themselves to push their physical limits.
Select graduates of the Warrior Sailing Program join the Warrior Sailing Team and advance their skills in order to compete in racing events.read more
For many wounded warriors, finding a way to forget the disabilities they came home with is a huge relief. The Warrior Sailing Program gives wounded veterans a chance to take to the water and experience the joy of sailing just like anyone else.
The San Diego Yacht Club has hosted the sailing camps as a way to encourage healing through team building and self-reliance. Students come from all branches of the military and many go on to advance their sailing skills and join the sport competitively.read more
For the second year in a row, the San Diego Yacht Club has hosted a new type of training for its wounded veterans. The Warrior Sailing Program gives active military and veterans a chance to learn the new skill of sailing.
San Diego hosted the 3-day training camp this year and plans to host more WSP camps in the future. Advanced training through the USMMA Sailing Foundation is also available.read more
Newport, Rhode Island proudly held the 14th annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta this June. This memorial regatta was initiated to assist sailors with disabilities to further their sailing capabilities in hopes of “bringing home the gold.”
Competitors often comment that, The Clagett, has improved their quality of life as they apply what is achieved on the water to everyday situations.read more
The Warrior Sailing program is coming to Annapolis. This is a specialized camp for military vets giving them a chance to learn new sailing skills and pair them with their military team building expertise.
After learning new sailing skills and tactics, the military teams put these new skills to use in a friendly race.read more