Wooden Boats for Veterans is proud to announce it has added Ocean Queen V to its fleet. Built in 1951 at the venerable Abeking & Rasmussen yard, she is a Philip Rhodes 55' yawl with a storied racing career. Through the sponsorship of the Demere family, and through the generosity of Westpoint Harbor and the Driscoll Family Foundation (a supporting organization of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation), WBFV will sail her for veterans and other groups in the south bay area. She arrived on Saturday March 26th and will host an Open House on April 30th at 2-4 pm. Keep a lookout for our upcoming schedule this year.
Since 2015 Wooden Boats for Veterans has given sail training to over 500 veterans, future veterans and their families on the water to provide physical, mental and emotional therapy for their injuries brought about by operational service. We provide three programs; sailing training, experiential sailing, and wooden boat preservation. Learning to sail and saving wooden boats are outlets for coping with PTSD, and traumatic injuries. At WBFV, teamwork, community and camaraderie is rediscovered through our educational programs in sailing, racing, voyaging, restoring and preserving.
Terry founded WBFV in 2014 to build a community of veterans and their families around wooden boats.
Service, Sailing, & Community