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The Sailing Angels Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, based in the Greater Houston area.   As an opportunity for education and recreational therapy, we introduce the joy of sailing to special children with cognitive, physical or emotional needs or chronic illnesses. Also invited are wounded warriors and military veterans.  We encourage the family unit to come.  The special participants are encouraged to work on the boat to the best of their abilities.

Results of this unique ‘hydro-therapy’ can be seen on their happy faces. This is frequently a positive life-changing experience for them … and their families, and those of us who serve them!

The Sailing Angels Board of Directors is aware of growing concern about the Coronavirus (COVID19) and its impact on the community. Please be assured that nothing is more important than the health and safety of our volunteers and patrons.  Out of an abundance of caution we have made the decision to stop operations for MARCH and APRIL.  We will continually monitor conditions to identify changes that are required for future outings. Once operations for Sailing Angels have resumed, we will post the information on social media and our website. You are invited to register and once operations resume, we will be in touch.

Use the general registration page to sign up for an upcoming adventure.

Use the contact page to address your questions, express interest about volunteering or donating, or to sign up for our newsletter.  To look at our recent newsletter please click here.

Click the picture on the right to see a recent TV segment from ABC13: Kids with Special Needs become captains with hydro-therapy

 

2019 Salute to Heroes Cruise from Rising Tide New Media on Vimeo.

Volunteer Spotlight! 🔦 Derrill is a talented photographer 📸 and videographer 🎥 (& more!) that helps with our visual content! 🖥️ Additionally, he keeps the mermaids a safe distance from harm’s way. 🧜 😄 Derril says, The Sailing Angels ⛵ are always fun because people are so excited to leave the dock and embrace an adventure on the open water! Everyone is magically transformed when they step onto a boat - it’s a great thrill to experience an open sky above you and the beautiful water below!

 Derril is a saltwater soul. He explains that it’s a curse, however, in that he must eat seafood at least once a week to avoid growing gills. 🍤🦞🐟🦀🐙

 

Derril recalls an exciting memory from a few years ago. I took a trip to the Oregon coast. One early morning, I saw a fleet of ships ☸️ suddenly appearing and disappearing in the mist as they sailed up the coast in front of me! The canons on deck with were manned by a cutlassed crew - these were ghost pirate ships coming for me! 🏴‍☠️ I hastily packed and left camp, only to be told later in town that I had just seen a migrating pod of whales rolling up to the water’s surface to blow. The stiff northerly wind, the café hostess calmly explained, blew the whales’ exhaled air into the eerie shape of a full sail. Believe it, or not.  🐳🌊

Thanks, Derrill, for your years of service to Sailing Angels! 💙

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#sailingangelshouston #houstonnonprofit #501c3 #nonprofit

Volunteer Spotlight! 🔦 Derrill is a talented photographer 📸 and videographer 🎥 (& more!) that helps with our visual content! 🖥️ Additionally, he keeps the mermaids a safe distance from harm’s way. 🧜 😄 Derril says, "The Sailing Angels ⛵ are always fun because people are so excited to leave the dock and embrace an adventure on the open water! Everyone is magically transformed when they step onto a boat - it’s a great thrill to experience an open sky above you and the beautiful water below!"

Derril is a saltwater soul. He explains that it’s a curse, however, in that he must eat seafood at least once a week to avoid growing gills. 🍤🦞🐟🦀🐙



Derril recalls an exciting memory from a few years ago. "I took a trip to the Oregon coast. One early morning, I saw a fleet of ships ☸️ suddenly appearing and disappearing in the mist as they sailed up the coast in front of me! The canons on deck with were manned by a cutlassed crew - these were ghost pirate ships coming for me! 🏴‍☠️ I hastily packed and left camp, only to be told later in town that I had just seen a migrating pod of whales rolling up to the water’s surface to blow. The stiff northerly wind, the café hostess calmly explained, blew the whales’ exhaled air into the eerie shape of a full sail. Believe it, or not." 🐳🌊

Thanks, Derrill, for your years of service to Sailing Angels! 💙

#sailingangelstx
#sailingangelshouston #houstonnonprofit #501c3 #nonprofit
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An outstanding volunteer. Loved by all.

Thank you for all you do Derrill!!! 😇

Happy World Autism Awareness Day! #worldautismawarenessday Today, lets #lightitupblue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them! #sailingangelstx #sailingangelshouston #nonprofit #houstonnonprofit #houstonautism #autismawareness #501c3

Happy World Autism Awareness Day! #WorldAutismAwarenessDay Today, let's #lightitupblue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them! #sailingangelstx #sailingangelshouston #nonprofit #houstonnonprofit #HoustonAutism #autismawareness #501c3 ... See MoreSee Less

Whats your dream destination during the quarantine? Catalina island is looking pretty good ⛵😎 #covid19 #sailingangelstx #sailingangelshouston #nonprofit #houstonnonprofit #501c3

What's your dream destination during the quarantine? Catalina island is looking pretty good ⛵😎 #COVID19 #sailingangelstx #sailingangelshouston #nonprofit #houstonnonprofit #501c3 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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We use to stay at Two Harbors which is north of Avalon on Catalina. Miss that place!

You are so right, Catalina island would be a beautiful site right now.

The BVI’s!

Quarantine game! 🦠 Name a part of a sailboat NOT labeled in this diagram ⬇️... Mine is in the comments ⛵#sailingangelstx #sailingangelshouston #nonprofit #houstonnonprofit #501c3 #sailboat

Quarantine game! 🦠 Name a part of a sailboat NOT labeled in this diagram ⬇️... Mine is in the comments ⛵#sailingangelstx #sailingangelshouston #nonprofit #houstonnonprofit #501c3 #sailboat ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Battens

Tiller

Emergency motor.😉

Spinnaker? Though I don’t see one😊

Bottle opener

galley

Stern

This is Jeff. Cleat.

cockpit

Uhm, deck??? 😉

Mast

Companionway

Vang

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