THE WARRIOR SAILING PROGRAM

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.

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

BASIC TRAINING CAMPS

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!

CERTIFICATION & TRAINING CAMPS

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. 

BEYOND OUR CAMPS

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.

Warrior Sailing’s BOLD campaign to change the lives of 750 veterans.

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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: http://usmmasailingfoundation.org.

Get more details on the trusted Guidestar site.

 

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For those of you who have followed our journey for a while now, you'll know we typically host a Basic Training Camp at the Annapolis Yacht Club each October. This year we'll stick around for a few extra days to announce some pretty exciting plans for 2022 at one of the premier events of the year! See you at the Annapolis Boat Shows! ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet our coaches: Sammy Lugo
Sammy has been with Warrior Sailing from the beginning - but not always as a coach. After participating in our very first camp back in 2013 while still activity duty, Sammy caught the sailing bug and has been progressing ever since. After competing in multiple world championship regattas and earning his instructor certification it seemed most fitting he return to share his experience and unique perspective as a coach!
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Ever noticed those sweet logos on the back of our lifejackets? A shout-out is deserved to Team One Newport for their quality work! Over two years later and the designs look good as new 👌 ... See MoreSee Less

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Disabled Veterans Summer Sports Clinic is going to look a little different this year than years past. Next Monday local veterans will be making their way to sailing centers across the country, from Park City to Annapolis, St. Petersburg to New York City, to participate in a one-day intro to sailing course. We will then merge their in person training with virtual sessions on Tuesday to review the basics and discuss all the various ways to stay involved, from racing in shore and offshore, to daysails and long-term cruising. ... See MoreSee Less

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Warrior Sailing Gear

The official Warrior Supporters Truckers Hat is now available. It’s more than just a hat – it’s a true pledge of support for Warriors everywhere.

We are proud to be a certified Veteran Ready Organization by the PsychArmor Institute.