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The Sail For Epilepsy voyage is one that will circle the globe. But it is also a mental/emotional passage – for those onboard and for those who will join us virtually. We are all on a journey, whether it be between port stops or life’s challenges. Below you’ll find updates from Phil and the rest of the Sail For Epilepsy team on a wide range of topics, with the common theme of inspiring those with epilepsy to live fuller lives.


Updates from Boat

  • Where Am I?
    With the advent of Global Positioning System (GPS) it is simple to know with accuracy of inches to feet where we are around the globe. […]
  • Falling Asleep While Studying Sleep
    When Phil sails either solo or double-handed offshore it is necessary to balance the need for sleep with safely arriving at his destination. He must […]
  • New Boat, New Name
    Our on-the-water season begins in early April when we launch the boat that we will sail in 2023 and start to ready her for sailing. […]
  • One More Step: 207 Nautical Miles to Go
    For many years I have been plotting my One More Step Challenge, to sail the oceans of the world. I am 207nm from Porto, the […]

Living with Epilepsy

  • Purple Day 2023
    Celebrated annually on March 26, Epilepsy Awareness Day, or Purple Day, was created to increase the public’s understanding of this brain disorder and to eliminate […]
  • Epilepsy Stigma: Ignorance, Prejudice, Discrimination
    In my life with epilepsy it has been rare that I have experienced discrimination about my disease. I suffered my head accident which caused my […]

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