North Shore, MA

Healing Winds USA has a new chapter in Salem, MA located at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina. In July, 2018, Healing Winds USA landed in the salty waters of the North Shore. With a warm welcome from the Dock Master, we nestled in and rolled up our sleeves to get this new chapter afloat.

We became members of the Salem Chamber of Commerce and began holding informational gatherings at the marina. Within three short weeks we garnered 40+ volunteers, completed eight mission sails, and attended several area events to spread the word of Healing Winds’ Mission.

You can NOMINATE someone who is going through the challenge of Cancer treatment. That person can invite up to eight people to join them on their free

3-hour sail.

We are always looking for GREAT VOLUNTEERS both on and off land via Captains, crew and partnerships. Please fill out the form on the volunteer page and we will connect with you shortly thereafter. If you’re interested in forming a partnership with Healing Winds, please email our Executive Director, Suzanne Johnson.

Our organization relies 100% on individual DONATIONS. If you’re compelled to give to our organization, click on the link and give until your heart’s content 🙂

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CALL US: 978.594.SAIL (7245)

Healing Winds North Shore

Respite Sailing for Cancer, Inc., EIN 46-5040637 (501c3)
978.594.SAIL (7245)

Operating Location

Safe Harbor Hawthorne Cove Marina – 10 White Street, Salem, MA 01970

Office/Mailing Address

Healing Winds North Shore
120 Washington Street
Salem, MA 01970


Healing Winds Vermont
240 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Ship-Shape for Windsong

Our North Shore vessel, Windsong, needs to be in ship-shape for the 2019 sailing season. While accommodating the growing demand for cancer-respite sails in the North Shore of Massachusetts next season, we want to make sure she is in top form to provide smooth sailing for everyone! Windsong is needing a few items, detailed in an animated presentation at the link below.

If you are interested in donating any of these items or offering resources for purchase of any said items, please contact:
Suzanne Johnson at 802-233-9777

Items for Windsong


Have questions about Healing Winds? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information! Don’t see the answer your looking for? Contact us at

We love the enthusiasm of our sailor friends and volunteers, and encourage you to sign up as volunteer captain or crew! At this time our model is to use our own dedicated vessel for our guest sails. Having a signature vessel serves our interests and those of our guests in a number of ways. It allows us to equip the vessel in a way that maximizes both the comfort and the safety of our guests. Having our own boat also allows us to control all aspects of the guests’ experience and assure the best possible outcomes.







Healing Winds primarily serves those who are currently in treatment, living with cancer, or who are terminally ill. However, we encourage you to fill out a nomination form for yourself or a loved one.

No! We serve guests of ALL ages with ALL types of cancer!

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!

We have many volunteer opportunities that do not require sailing experience! Healing Winds is volunteer driven organization. We rely on the support of volunteers with many different talents and interests. Please fill out a volunteer form and we will contact you to discuss all of the volunteer opportunities.

Our sailing excursions are typically 3 hours long. Departure days and times vary depending on weather conditions.

We strive to make all of our sailing excursions relaxing, refreshing and memorable for all of our guests! Our dedicated vessels are fully equipped with all safety equipment to put your mind at ease . We will always work with you to make sure all of your guests are as comfortable as possible and will tailor your sail to your needs. Our volunteer crew will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

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