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Soul Sail SOLD OUT
in collaboration with Sail Satori ("satori" means sudden enlightenment)


Captain James Ashton and Peyton Pugmire



  • Thursday, 8/15, 6pm-8pm (SOLD OUT)

  • Tuesday, 8/27, 9:30am-11:30am


  • $85 (Tuesday morning)

  • $97 (Thursday evening)  

Sail away, sail away, sail away… and let your senses be your guide!  During this innovative sailing experience, guests will have the opportunity to unplug and experience the healing bliss of sailing on Salem Sound like never before.   For the 90 minute sail, Capt. James will guide participants through a meditative process to allow each person to connect more deeply to the sensory experience of the ocean and to the power of the present moment.  In addition to a great night on the water, you may just walk away with some personal insights and a feeling of renewal!

After the sail, guests will gather in Marblehead’s lovely Crocker Park, where each person will have the opportunity to share about his and her experience.  

Weekday evening sails will include wine and cheese during the circle share in Crocker Park.

No sailing experience necessary.


Participant Testimonial

"The sail yesterday was just precisely what I needed. It was a gorgeous day, the water and wind were gentle and calming, and the tone you both set was one of trust and ease. It was wonderful." - Francie

About Capt. James Ashton

My lifelong passion for sailing began 40 years ago as a toddler on our family's 40' sloop on Long Island Sound. It was then I discovered that I feel at home on the water and seem to have a natural aptitude for sailing. Throughout high school and college, I was a very competitive sailor, racing small one design boats and eventually competing on the national level.  After college, I was drawn to coastal cruising and long distance blue water sailing. I have been fortunate to sail throughout New England, as well as Australia, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean.  In 2009, I fulfilled a dream of sailing across the Atlantic — from Antigua to England.  It took 37 days and was an adventure of a lifetime!


In 2011, after a 20 year career in the corporate world, I made the jump to being an entrepreneur which was also a time that I felt motivated to explore sailing professionally.  I obtained a US Coast Guard Captain's License and became certified by the American Sailing Association to teach teach Basic Keelboat Sailing. As an part-time adult instructor, I became aware of my talent for teaching sailing. As a result, I have been teaching for eight years in New York City, Boston and more recently her on Boston's North Shore. In 2016, I was honored to be recognized as an Outstanding Sailing Instructor by the American Sailing Association (ranking in top 2% of instructors nationwide by customer ratings).

With Satori, my mission is to create affordable access to Salem Sound, to the sport of sailing and to the healing influence of the ocean.

I am so happy to be living in Marblehead and feel inspired to offer access to the water for residents and visitors who want to see this wonderful place from the sea. 


Summary of qualifications:

  • Licensed Captain, USCG OUPV since 2009

  • 2016 Outstanding Sailing Instructor, American Sailing Association

  • Adult teaching as an ASA Certified Instructor since 2011

  • Sailing for 40 years including dinghy, big boat racing, coastal and offshore cruising

Learn more about Sail Satori HERE!

About Peyton Pugmire

Peyton first connected with his own creative spirit as a child in Georgia when he would paint, color, write, cook, dance, sing…AND mount full blown theatre productions in his family’s basement!  Since then, the strength he acquired through his art has fueled his personal journey of embracing his full self.  Today,  Peyton strives to live as authentically and creatively as possible, and he is passionate about inspiring others to do the same.  Peyton holds a BA degree in Theatre (College of Charleston) and a MA degree in Theatre Education (Emerson College).  A member of the North American Drama Therapy Association, he is currently studying to become a Registered Drama Therapist.  He has held top leadership positions with The Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Associate Director of Theater), the Watertown Children’s Theatre (Producing Artistic Director), and Wheelock Family Theatre (Director of Education). From 2005 to 2013, he founded and ran Divine Stage Works, a small Boston theatre company.  Peyton has taught across generations, including inner-city youth, college students, and adults.  Peyton is an accomplished actor, theatre director and trained painter, as well as a certified spiritual intuitive with clients from coast to coast.  He also has enjoyed studying shamanism and meditation.