March 27 Auction

Come spend an evening with us at the Seattle Yacht Club, celebrating Gratitude Sailing's 7 years of outreach to over 2500 special people by taking them sailing free of charge. There will be food, cocktails, music, and fun at our Fund Raising Auction. April Brown will be our auctioneer. To continue our unique work, we will be raising funds to cover the cost for moorage, maintenance, liability insurance, supplies, and sailing instruction.
Event Cost: Free
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Seattle Yacht Club
1807 E Hamlin St
Seattle, WA 98112

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Join Us

Gratitude Sailing NW, a Kirkland-based nonprofit organization, provides a healing respite for those under extreme stress from illness, incapacity and/or a major life event.  If you are interested in helping out at Gratitude Sailing, please email us at for more information!

Our Mission

Gratitude Sailing is a State of Wash. non-profit corporation that shall promote the social and spiritual wellness of clients burdened with ‘ongoing” or “once in a lifetime” crisis of a physical, mental, or social nature by temporarily immersing them in a novel and challenging environment.

Urgent Projects

At this time of year one of the major expenses Gratitude Sailing incurs that needs funding is moorage.  Your donation will help cover this cost so please donate now!

Our Message

Gratitude Sailing, Inc., a Kirkland based, State of Washington non-profit organization, was formed to use the experience of sailing to help people unburden themselves from a  physical, mental or social crisis. The healing properties of the nautical environment promote the well-being of our clients.  Some of our outings will be for a few hours and some are extended voyages throughout Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. 

“We know Heeling is Healing, and we are committed to serving those that sailing can help,” says Stephen Lamson, who founded the group in 2013. “All monies raised will fund moorage, maintenance, liability insurance, supplies, and instruction. We do not charge for our services to the public.  We rely on funding from our donors, angels and fundraisers like our annual auction at the Seattle Yacht Club. We invite you to invest in our novel and exciting work."

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We Need Your Help...

All of our sailings are provided free of charge. It is through the generosity of both corporate and individual doners that this is made possible. Donations of any size allow us to continue to expand our services as our demands increase - right here in our own community.