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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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.

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: http://usmmasailingfoundation.org.

Get more details on the trusted Guidestar site.

 

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The Chicago-Mac race was another great challenge for the 9 warriors racing onboard the warrior 53. So proud of our teamwork and dedication to sailing the boat consistently and safely. We (Ben and all warrior coaches) are so proud of our team.

For those of you following along on the tracker, you saw us crushing it and looking at a podium finish in section 2 of the race. With 7 miles to the finish a huge thunderstorm to the south west consumed all of our wind and left us completely still and sailing upwind. While this was happening, the storms energy gave wind to all of our competitors sailing behind us. We watched in agony as our podium finish slipped away over 7 miles.

That is sailing, and it doesn’t take away from our amazing race.

We were first to finish across the line in our tough section of boats. And our corrected time left us 6th out of 15 boats in our section. Great effort.

Looking forward to port Huron to Mac race next weekend.

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The Chicago-Mac race was another great challenge for the 9 warriors racing onboard the warrior 53. So proud of our teamwork and dedication to sailing the boat consistently and safely. We (Ben and all warrior coaches) are so proud of our team.

For those of you following along on the tracker, you saw us crushing it and looking at a podium finish in section 2 of the race. With 7 miles to the finish a huge thunderstorm to the south west consumed all of our wind and left us completely still and sailing upwind. While this was happening, the storms energy gave wind to all of our competitors sailing behind us. We watched in agony as our podium finish slipped away over 7 miles.

That is sailing, and it doesn’t take away from our amazing race.

We were first to finish across the line in our tough section of boats. And our corrected time left us 6th out of 15 boats in our section. Great effort.

Looking forward to port Huron to Mac race next weekend.
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10 miles to go. Sailing upwind under the mackinac bridge and to the finish. Looking good and working hard! @warriorsailing

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Warrior53 is working our way up Lake Michigan. Very proud of the teamwork and position we have put ourselves in so far in the race to mackinac.

One thing you don’t have to teach warriors is persistence. We will fight to the end and keep working to accomplish this goal!

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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.