Sailing and Renovation
Veterans on Voyages -
SF Bay & Delta, CA Coast and Hawaii
Photography by Eric Guarisco, North Point Photography
The Bottom Line Up Front
WBFV uses the magic and beauty of wooden boats as a pathway to restoring health and well-being to military veterans.
WBFV provides three programs: sail training, experiential sailing, and wooden boat preservation.
Learning to sail and saving wooden boats are outlets for coping with PTSD, and traumatic injuries.
Here, teamwork and community are fostered through sailing, racing, voyaging, restoring, and preserving.
In each program WBFV provides information about veteran benefits in healthcare, education, housing, and employment.
“I didn't know quite what I was getting into--or how I had come to Wooden Boats for Veterans to begin with, but I got a wild idea somewhere about sailing and wooden boat building and it seemed a good place to start. It became an opportunity to come together
with fellow Veterans from all wars and to be placed among people and places that support Veterans like WBFV”
Brian, US Navy SEAL, restoration and sailing program participant