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Veterans We Remember this Memorial Day Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Samuel J. Banks, USA

Thomas W. Bennett, USA

James D. Blankenbecler, USA

Daniel J. Callaghan, USN

Christopher Dirks, USN

Christian Dobleman, USN

Jason Dunham, USMC

Frank Elkins, USN

Megan McClung, USMC

Terence P. Moran, RA

Donald F. Pratt, USA

Willian Rooks, USN

Lance Sijan, USN

Scott Speicher, USN

Douglas A. Zembiec, USMC

Sailing and Renovation

Veterans on Voyages -

SF Bay & Delta, CA Coast and Hawaii 

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

Get to Know Us

We Are Committed to a Vision of Creating Regular Voyages to Hawaii For Veterans

Get in Touch

1001 Bridgeway Street, Unit 608, Sausalito CA 94965


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