Aboard our vessels, our guest sailors gain knowledge and acquire skills while taking in the splendor of the Bay and making new friends. Through our sailing team-building and hands-on instruction, our guest sailors also develop confidence and self-esteem.
Affirming our mission of personal transformation, participants have shared feelings of insight, renewed confidence and a sense of freedom and openness leading to more satisfying social experiences.
Watch our video to get an idea about what a day sailing on the San Francisco Bay is like!
“It was another spectacular day for me going sailing with you. I can’t thank you enough. I didn’t have a clue how much of ‘me’ had slipped away into some cold stoic place. If one forgets who they are (which I did) they can forget their worth as a human being. I don’t think I could have found better therapy, or recovery team than what you have given me. I truly believe that you have taken on a project that will very quickly gain a life of it’s own… one with remarkable restoring healing properties. I look forward to next time.” -R. Geidl, US Navy
I met new people and enjoyed the instant camaraderie.
“I went sailing with the Transformational Sailing crew this weekend and found it to be both a challenging and rewarding experience. I met new people and enjoyed the instant camaraderie. I’m a veteran and have PTSD and social phobias and this was a good opportunity for me to integrate and become more comfortable around new people. I found it to be very positive and I am grateful toward Tim and the crew for this wonderful way to help us all. Thank you Transformational Sailing!” – D. Slayton, USMC 68-70
Transformational Sailing is active in both Marin & Sonoma Counties. Through organizations like Vet Connect (Santa Rosa Veterans Hall Chapter 78), we provide a meaningful experience at no cost to those who are suffering, either physically or emotionally, or who might benefit from time spent on the water.
Watch our video to get an idea of the services that we provide to veterans who have served our country.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment has been a controversial topic among mental healthcare practitioners. Too many theories and not enough hands-on research, if you ask me.
Press on PTSD
Now, in a new study, researchers have determined that an “integrated approach” is best for individuals experiencing PTSD. The integrated approach, according to Katherine L. Mills, Ph.D., of the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, combines treatment for PTSD and substance dependence, resulted in significantly greater reductions in PTSD symptom severity.
Bay Area Veterans Get On-board With Sailing Healing Benefits and Free Sailing Excursions Bring Vets To The Water
Marin Headlands View
Sausalito (2012) – Aboard the Amakua there is camaraderie where once there was stress. Veterans of many conflicts are finding peace and tranquility on the healing waters of the San Francisco Bay. On all the other boats out there, folks already know about the feeling of freedom on the water, and how being active in nature can help us relax.