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.