Veterans on Deck works to prevent and treat the invisible wounds that affect members of our Armed Forces, during and after their service, through a sailing program that offers holistic support and resiliency training. There is no fee to participate and come sail with us.
Our two 30-foot sailboats are docked at The Harborage at Ashley Marina, 33 Lockwood Drive, Charleston SC. We sail in Charleston Harbor, weather permitting. Check our Veterans on Deck Facebook page for any weather-related cancellations.
We currently sail three days a week from 2 PM to 4 PM as follows:
Tuesdays: Men's Sail
Wednesdays: Women's Sail
Fridays: All Comer's Sail
No pre-registration is necessary, just come out and join us!
The Military Salute Regatta is a sailboat race in Charleston Harbor organized by the Charleston Ocean Racing Association that honors our nation's Military. All local veterans and active-duty military are invited to join in the event.
If you're interested in participating in a fun and exciting sailboat race, please visit the Charleston Ocean Racing Association website for more information. Veterans on Deck plans to enter both our boats in the race with a full crew of veterans.
The focus of our program is on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) clients, but all veterans and active-duty military are welcome to come sail with us. We offer sailing in Charleston Harbor as an informal type of therapy, and provide the opportunity for you to meet individuals who may have had similar experiences while serving in the military.
33 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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CEO & Chairman of the Board: Paul Jacques*
Secretary and Treasurer: Chris Hayes*
Maintenance Officer: Rob Atkinson*
Chief Operating Officer: Bill Eiser
* Denotes Veteran Status
Rob Atkinson* Joel Hanig*
Bill Eiser Chris Hayes*
Mark Ellwanger* Paul Jacques*
Ken Fonville* Dr. Brian Lozano
Bill Gagliardo* Michelle Pierce*