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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

  • Across the Line
    Cepheus crossed the finish line of the single-handed leg of the Bermuda 1-2 on June 10 at 03:19 EDT, after 5 days, 16 hours, and 9 minutes at sea.
  • Problem Solving: Flossing the Keel
    The last day and a half has involved a lot of problem solving. “Why am I so slow?” was the morning question.
  • Ones and Sevens
    These are the times that I check weather files. Part of sailing a boat is to know what to expect in terms of weather. For me, and the other racers, we would like to know wind speed and direction.
  • Hallucinations
    Sailing solo one needs to take short naps instead of long periods of sleep, so that one can check on the boat and have a lookout for other vessels.

Living with Epilepsy

  • Welcome Aboard, Virtual Shipmates!
    This spring, we invited people with epilepsy to join our crew as Virtual Shipmates by participating in our One More Step Challenge. We asked, “Are […]
  • Richie Shane
    Richie Shane started having seizures soon after he finished college. After over 3000 seizures and unsuccessfully trying to control them through medication, he underwent 2 […]

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