wsp-logo-blueThe weather is pretty nice here in Florida.  (Sorry to all the CWVC fans outside of the Sunshine State!)  With that in mind, our thoughts turn to the next Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge.

In partnership with US Sailing and the USMMA Sailing Foundation, CWVC is proud to announce new Adaptive Sailing Novice Camps for our wounded and injured veterans!  If you want to get your competitive juices flowing, this might be just the opportunity you’ve been searching for.

This unique program has been running for a while and our nonprofit was fortunate enough to work with Jen French, Ralf Steitz and other key members of the program to offer it as one of our Challenges.  The goal is to introduce to injured and wounded military veterans the sport of sailing and give them a chance to learn basic sailboat racing.

The camps are 3-day intensive courses focused on skill development to manage a boat on the water as well as societal skills, which may translate to personal and job skill development. Participants will be given resources to continue with the sport if they so choose.

There are 3 camps.  

The first one is already closed – March 30-April 2 right in our very own backyard -St. Petersburg, Florida.  The second camp is May 4-6 in San Diego and the last one is in Galveston, Texas September 8-10.

Who can participate?

  • Seeking a broad mix of participants with disabilities
  • Male and Female
  • Combat Wounded and Injured
  • Spec Forces
  • 21-65 years of age
  • Amputees – mix of lower and upper extremities
  • Some TBI/PTS
  • Some Paralysis
  • Must be communicative and able to transfer themselves.

If you desire to get involved in this new adaptive competitive sailing program for newbies, Click here to go to the CWVC website page and begin the online application.

Good luck and we’ll see you out on the water soon!