FAQ | Additional Information


Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • During the sailing season, typically May 1st – Labor Day Weekend

Cost

  • Zero! 

  • Compass Point Veteran Outreach is a 501c(3) non-profit organization

  • Lodging and food are the responsibility of attendees; both are available in the local area.

Who Can Attend?

  • Veterans and/or veteran families. No limit on family size; in this regard there are programs for all family members in a variety of venues. Preschool aged children are unable to participate.

 

Training Schedule

  • The minimum duration of sailing instruction is two days, the maximum can be a week or more. 

 

 

Courses Offered

  • Basic Sailing

  • Coastal Cruising

  • Charter Cruising

  • Advanced Coastal Cruising.

 

Requirements

  • DD-214 or NGB-22 must be provided. A semblance of fitness, to include ability to comprehend the dynamics of sailing are necessary. Disabled veterans are accepted; significant disabilities will be assessed during the intake process.

 

Intake Process

  • Interview with Captain to determine what type of service you are seeking and determine abilities to best fit you with the right service.

 

What Happens During the Program

  • For personal services, individuals are taught how to sail on a large vessel. Classroom instruction is followed by an on the water training. Venues cover basic to advanced sailing; basic is usually a 2-4 day program and advanced can be up to a week or more.

  • All crew members are veterans. Family orientated services consist of a small boat course where each family member is taught the basics and a team/crew approach to sailing on a bigger boat as a family.

 

Staff Credentials

  • All staff are trained in accordance with the American Sailing Association (ASA) standards, by ASA instructors.

  • All staff are veterans and CPR/BLS certified.

  • Social Workers, Nutritionist, and Nurses are available on weekends if requested.

  • Licensed USCG Captains are present during all training operations.

Compass Point Veteran Outreach is a non-profit organization, 501c(3) that that recognizes the turmoil and frustration experienced by returning veterans and their families while they reestablish themselves in society.  Our mission is to provide an evidenced based practice that utilizes adventure therapy through the challenges of sailing. We aim to give veterans an opportunity for adventure and to reconnect with their families.

Step aboard and start a journey to a better life for you and your family!

CONTACT

T: (810) 941-5101

E: compasspointvets@gmail.com

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