Healthcare Hero Sails


De-stress with Healing Winds!

It’s well documented that the medical profession experiences among the highest stress levels of all professions. Workplace burnout is a reality for many healthcare workers. The global pandemic of 2020 – 2021 placed even more pressure and stress on already often overwhelmed staff.

Healing Winds recognized the problem and in the summer of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, honored our healthcare workers by providing a “Break on the Lake,” on the organization’s 40-foot sailboat. We are continuing to support and help medical workers with our Healthcare Hero program.

Sails are 2-3 hours in length and the Healthcare Hero nominee can invite 7 guests to go with them to enjoy a relaxing, rejuvenating, refreshing time together.

Nominate yourself or another today!

Once your Nomination is received, you will be contacted in a timely manner by one of our coordinators who will be glad to answer any and all questions that you may have. We will gather all information from you and we will be in contact with you several days before you set sail.


Who is eligible for a sail?

ANYONE who is currently working with cancer patients in ANY capacity.

How many people can I invite on my private sail?

Each nominee can have up to seven additional people on their private three-hour sail, for a total of eight people.

Does Healing Winds Vermont provide food & drinks?

We only provide bottled water, but you are welcome to bring a picnic to share with your guests. You may bring alcohol but because we are sailing on Lake Champlain, no marijuana, medical or otherwise,  is permitted.

I’ve been nominated for a sail with Healing Winds!...Now what?

Congratulations! A volunteer will contact you within 48 hours to discuss scheduling your sail. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about sailing with Healing Winds. We look forward to sailing with you!