We’ve gone sailing!
"With your help, they can continue to experience sailing as a path for self-confidence and independence, and so can 1,000 other disabled children, adults and veterans."
Paul Callahan – President & CEO
“At first I never wanted to drive the boat, but after seeing the instructor do it – I decided I could do it also! If I can sail it made me realize I can do a lot with my life!”
Sail To Prevail's mission is to create opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing.
Since our founding 30 years ago, Sail To Prevail has had a positive impact on 15,000 disabled individuals.
Our therapeutic programs are carefully designed for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, children with Autism, and children suffering from cancer.
Therapeutic sailing for the disabled improves fine and gross motor skills, communication skills, socialization, accomplishment, and the feeling of control over something larger than themselves. Our programs instill positive data points to overcome adversity in other parts of our participants' daily lives.
• Sail Away from Cancer
• Confidence is Cool Summer Camp
• Adaptive Sailing for Children and Adults
• Disabled American Veterans Program
“Sail To Prevail has given me back a sense of normalcy, and freedom, that I used to have before MS became an issue.”
– Jennifer Shortfall
Photo left – A new fleet of Independence 20s was commissioned in 2012.
90% of participants have more self-confidence to overcome challenges in other activities of daily life.
99% have a more positive outlook on life.
94% of participants feel that the program increased teamwork skills.
89% have increased leadership abilities due to sailing.
79% express that sailing has benefitted their physical condition.
99% would return to the Sail To Prevail adaptive sailing program.
(Results from 2012 Sail to Prevail Client Survey)
"It is like nothing else they have experienced, and it really does have a long term effect on them. It makes them more positive and excited for life."
Penny Merris, Director of Day Services, West Bay
2013 - 2014
$500 per year sponsors 1 disabled sailor.
$1,000 per year sponsors 2 disabled sailors.
$2,500 per year sponsors 5 disabled sailors.
$5,000 per year sponsors 10 disabled sailors.
$10,000 per year sponsors 20 disabled sailors.
$25,000 per year sponsors 50 disabled sailors.
Giving the gift of therapeutic sailing to children, adults and veterans; consider what your charitable contribution will mean…
Children with Autism will have their first life-changing sailing experience.
Paralyzed U.S. military veterans will have therapeutic sailing clinics.
Children suffering from cancer, along with their doctors and caregivers, will have the opportunity to participate in Sail Away from Cancer.
Severely disabled children will have a week of Confidence is Cool Sailing Camp.
Disabled children and adults from 20 agencies will have free sailing lessons.
Paul Callahan has served as President & CEO of Sail To Prevail for the past 15 years. As an example to others, Paul also represented the United States Sailing Team in the 2012 Paralympic Games.
As a graduate of the Harvard Business School and a retired Goldman Sachs executive, Paul brings inspirational leadership and management skill to Sail To Prevail as a high performing nonprofit corporation.
Left: CEO Paul Callahan on the dock with a group of Sail Away From Cancer participants, parents and doctor.
David Kerins, Esq
Thomas Flynn, Co-Chair
Ingrid Flynn, Co-Chair
Leslie King Grenier
A. Rives Potts