Sail To Prevail creates opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing. We are proud of our 30+ year history, in which we have served more than 19,000 disabled individuals.
Each summer, approximately 1,500 people with disabilities learn the skills of sailing in our fleet of uniquely adapted, 20-foot sailboats. Our programs strongly encourage disabled individuals to be active participants by steering the boat and trimming sails. The measurable outcomes demonstrate increased self-confidence in all parts of their daily lives, the camaraderie of teamwork, and improved leadership skills.
Sail To Prevail first started serving individuals with disabilities on Nantucket in 2009. The Nantucket program currently offers an Independence 20’ sailboat, dedicated to serving people with disabilities on the Island. First-time as well as experienced sailors are welcome!
Located at the Harvard College Boat House in Cambridge, MA, this unique program combines the Harvard Varsity Sailing Team, Sail To Prevail instructors, and disabled children and adults from the neighboring communities of Allston, Brighton, Cambridge and the greater Boston area. Our certified instructors team up with the Harvard sailors to provide life-changing opportunities for disabled individuals, who gain confidence, leadership and teamwork skills through therapeutic sailing.
Sail To Prevail creates opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing. We are proud of our successful history, in which we have served thousands of disabled individuals. Sail To Prevail is a non-profit 501©(3) charitable organization. We are extremely grateful to all those who support our mission.