Wooden Boats for Veterans
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