This season, in collaboration with Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Sail Beyond Cancer VT offers free three hours sails on Lake Champlain to all campers and their families, so that the entire family may experience the healing powers of wind, water and sail - to cast off and leave the effects cancer behind for a day.


On 37 to 43 foot sailboats, led by competent and experienced captain and crew, who share an understanding of what cancer may mean to a family, there is nothing more to do than turn off cell phones, forget about time, and enjoy Lake Champlain. Each person is afforded the opportunity to take the helm, experience nature - and breathe a little more deeply. Bring snacks, bring bathing suits - schedule a sail for a morning, afternoon or sunset, and see what the day brings! 


To schedule a sail please click the button below:


In Memory Of

Catherine Rhea Connors

We unexpectedly lost a wonderful soul last week and one who dedicated herself to our mission as she was a cancer survivor herself and absolutely loved the wind and water!

Cathy brought so much of herself to everything that she did and you couldn't help but notice just how proud she was of her two children Stephanie and Teddy.

Fly high and enjoy the amazing sailing my friend! You are missed!!

We are honored to share that she had chosen our organization to support in lieu of flowers....We are SO grateful!!!

To read more, please see her obituary in The Burlington Free Press:




SAIL BEYOND CANCER VT is the name for our Chapter in Burlington, Vermont.


During the pandemic of corona virus, “social distancing’ has given us time to slow down, and to think our goals in life as well as reassess what in our lives is most important.


A large number of dedicated volunteers in our community came together and decided to open up a nonprofit in our area. We chose to create a name that describes clearly and immediately what it is that we do.


We are thrilled to share with you this exciting news and invite you to ‘come aboard’ and help celebrate and support our collective mission:


Honoring those who are challenged by cancer 

through harnessing 

the healing powers of wind, water and sail


Stay tuned for updates and be sure to follow us on:

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Sail Beyond Cancer


Sail Beyond Cancer VT, Inc.
EIN 85-1000939 (501c3)
802.825.WIND (9463)
Mailing Address
PO Box 4068
Burlington, VT