Basic Training Camps


The Warrior Sailing Program Basic Training Camp is focused on introducing the skill of sailing to wounded, ill and injured service members. In a fun but intense 3-day camp, participants are taught the basics of sailing and sailboat racing. It’s about teamwork, self-reliance and the fun-factor. The program is open to wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans of all branches of the U.S military. The program is available to all persons within the targeted audience regardless of age, gender and race.



Camps are three days long with a travel day on either end. Since sailing is an outdoor sport we are somewhat dependent on weather, which means the schedule has some built in flexibility so we can make the most of every day. Below is a sample schedule for a Basic Training Camp.

Day 1

0900 – Morning classroom session: Introduction to sailing
1030 – On the water session
1230 – Lunch
1300 – Afternoon classroom session
1400 – On the water
1630 – Return to sailing venue, quick debrief

Day 2

0900 – Morning classroom session: Building on concepts
1030 – On the water session
1230 – Lunch
1300 – Afternoon classroom session
1400 – On the water
1630 – Return to sailing venue, quick debrief
1830 – Group Dinner

Day 3

0900 – Morning classroom session: Introduction to Racing
1030 – On the water session
1230 – Lunch
1300 – Afternoon classroom session: Racing Brief
1400 – Poker Run
1530 – Return to sailing venue, quick debrief, & cleanup



What is the cost of the Basic Training camp?

This is a no cost event for qualified participants. Warrior sailing pays for all expenses while the participant is at the camp. We provide instruction, facilities, equipment, sailboats, coaches, meals, local transportation.

I don’t live in the area of a camp. Can I attend a camp outside my region?

Our camps are regionally located to provide opportunities to everyone. If you are outside the local region and want to attend our camps, you will have to pay for your travel to the camp location.


Can I bring my dog?

Service animals are accepted at our camps. We do not allow dogs to be onboard during sailing. You will be responsible for any additional charges or fees associated with your service animal. If you do not require your service animal, please come to the camp without them. More information can be obtained about our policies by emailing Cory Kapes at cory@warriorsailing.org


Are there sharks?

There are probably sharks in some of the places we sail, but you will not be swimming during the training camps.



The camp I want to attend is full what should I do?

You should follow the link to the sign up to begin the application process. Our camps fill up quickly and there is a wait-list. Any open spots will be filled on a first come first serve’ basis. You will need to apply and provide all the requested information. Please go sign up so we can communicate with you!


Will the boats flip over and will it be safe?

Our camps are as safe as possible. We provide an onboard coach to be instructing throughout the entire process. The boats are designed for instruction and are stable platforms. Fun factor is at a high level. You will be sailing with 3 other camp participants and a coach.


If I require special equipment will it be provided?

Warrior Sailing Program provides all adaptive and sailing equipment. To ensure a great experience (except your personal clothes, which are not optional). Please complete the online form with details about any issues related to your injury or situation.

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