Note: Soldiers Under Sail is currently at Capacity. Interested veterans should check back in March of 2023 or call Jonathan Mercado at (212) 924-1920 for more information.
Soldiers Under Sail
In 2014 Hudson River Community Sailing founded Soldiers Under Sail, an adaptive sailing program designed specifically for our nation's military veterans. We work in partnership with the Manhattan campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to make sailing accessible to veterans in the New York metropolitan area. This program is designed to both teach the fundamentals of sailing, and give Veterans community support to help make sailing a part of their lives.
To learn more about Soldiers Under Sail, please watch this video.
"What's special about coming here for Soldiers Under Sail is we have a new dimension to our lives."
Ray, Soldiers Under Sail participant
Heroes on the Hudson
This adaptive sports clinic combines sailing and kayaking to over 70 injured veterans from across the city. This full-day event is designed so that participants have the opportunity to form strong bonds and relationships with fellow veterans in an atmosphere that promotes both physical and mental wellness.