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Second Annual “Sail to Recovery” Take A Veteran Sailing event.

Updated: Aug 21, 2018

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July 16, 2018

American Veterans First Announces Second Annual “Sail to Recovery” Take A Veteran Sailing event.

Riverbank — July 16, 2018 Today at the Riverbank, CA. headquarters, American Veterans First announced the date for the second annual Sail to Recovery program Take A Veteran Sailing.

“From the statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), approximately 83,000 veterans live in The Greater Central Valley and Central Foothills. It is because of the this that American Veterans First and Stockton Sailing Club have partnered with their expertise to provide effective sailing therapy for Veteran and First Responder communities. The sailing therapy is similar in concept to veterans working with horses or being exposed to a stressful environment where they can show a success. Sailing brings mental relief to our veterans and First responders. There is definitively no doubt that sailing heals and we are proud to say that we contribute to this healing process.” said Duke Cooper, CEO atAmerican Veterans First.

Event Details:

  • Second Annual Sail to Recovery Take A Veteran Sailing

  • Sailing for Health & Well Being

  • Open to All Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders, and Families who support them.

  • Saturday, September 22nd. 12 pm to 5 pm

  •  Stockton Sailing Club, 4980 Buckley Cove Way, Stockton, California, CA

  •  A late lunch of burgers, chips, and refreshments will be provided around 3:30 pm. $10

  • Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

  • Register for the event at before September 15, 2018

  • This Program is made possible by American Veterans FirstStockton Sailing Club and our generous sponsors.

“Even though at times it can be seen as extreme, this sailing activity is not dangerous. Taking veterans sailing provides an often new and definitively liberating experience. Veterans are exposed to new sounds, new feelings, new or renewed social interaction and new types of challenges. Sailing at Stockton Sailing Club and being supported by others while on a sailboat on the San Joaquin River Deep Water Channel at the Port of Stockton exposes our veterans to positive and constructive stress. It forces each veteran to work with other unfamiliar veterans to make a team that gets the boat moving.” said Kevin Fox, Sail to Recovery program director & Board President at American Veterans First.


American Veterans First is a 501 (c)(3) public charity.

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