Please Donate to Our Fund Raiser

Funds will be used for boat improvement and sailings
for those in need of a wonderful adventure.


UPDATE: Fund Raising Event changed to an Online Auction.

We apologize for changing this season's auction from the Seattle Yacht Club to an Online Auction. However, with the spread of the coronavirus, we needed to make this change.  

We are now in the process of adding auction capability to our website and will make an announcement in a few days.

There is still time to donate items for the auction. If you have a product, service or memorabilia you'd like to donate, please call Steve Lamson at 425-503-1499.

Thank you to the Seattle Yacht Club, our auctioneer April Brown, and all our auction donators and volunteers. We are excited for our new online auction and will have more information soon.

We are celebrating Gratitude Sailing's 7 years of outreach to over 2500 special people by taking them sailing free of charge. 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: To Be Determined
Location: On this website


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!

Since 1993

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.