Cepheus docked in Boston.

SailForEpilepsy will disembark from Boston, USA in 2021 to circumnavigate the globe. In the run up to 2021, SailForEpilepsy has several goals in mind:

  • begin a fund-raising campaign
  • confirm the partners for whom it will raise funds
  • commence epilepsy outreach and inspire others with epilepsy to overcome their challenges

During these 3 preparatory years Phil will be sailing, competing in races in the Massachusetts Bay area and will install a tracker so that you can follow his navigation. Follow Sail4Epilepsy on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep updated about the adventures and epilepsy outreach.

Currently Phil sails a Quest 33S named Cepheus. He is actively seeking to acquire a larger and better equipped boat for the offshore legs. Once the program comes to a conclusion this boat will be sold and all proceeds donated to SailForEpilepsy’s partners.

Sail4Epilepsy Timeline

June 1

Race Season Starts Aboard Cepheus

Kick-off with sailing events in New England aboard existing sailboat, Cepheus, a Quest 335.
October 1

Announce Partners

A percentage of all online and corporate donations to Sail4Epilepsy will go directly to our partners.

March 1

Find Project Boat

Research and purchase new boat appropriate for sailing around the world.

June 1

Refit new boat

Shake down the new boat, refurbish and add sponsor & partner logos.

June 15

Sponsor events

Kick-off sponsor events.

July 1

Race Season

Continue races on the existing sailboat, Cepheus.

January 1

Project Preparation

Finalize changes to the project sailboat, including the addition of solar panels and water generators to reduce our carbon footprint.

May 1

Project Preparation

Recommission project sailboat and test sail in preparation for fall departure.

October 1

Begin ‘Round the World Voyage

Set sail to Bermuda and the Caribbean!

Sail to the Panama Canal and take the boat through to the Pacific Ocean.

Subsequently, we will sail in the appropriate seasons for each ocean and when in port, SailForEpilepsy will engage with patients with epilepsy and their families to educate and inspire.

Sailing through the different oceans will take 3 years and will include Phil returning to Boston, while we await a safe weather window to cross each ocean. In the off-periods, when back in New England, we will keep the program alive with Sail4Epilepsy races and events in the Boston area.