A chance for you to experience sailing

Welcome to Oceans of Hope UK

We are a charity based in the UK which organises sailing events for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

We are the home of the award-winning Oceans of Hope Challenges, offering people from all over the world the opportunity to sail alongside others with MS.

MS is a chronic condition where the body attacks the brain and nervous system, leading to physical, cognitive and emotional challenges, many of which are not always obvious and are difficult to explain. Oceans of Hope brings together people with MS into a sailing environment, working collectively to overcome these challenges. Time on board a Challenge vessel leads to increased confidence and an improvement in wellbeing, giving hope for the future.

You don't need to have any experience of sailing - our challenges are open to all with MS.

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News and Events

CHALLENGE July 26, 2020
We are sure that you, like us, are really keen to get back out on the water. This year has been really tough on a lot of people and organisations. It has been tough on us too. We d…
CHALLENGE May 30, 2020
It’s world MS day today. This year is also my 25th anniversary of having MS, so a good day for looking back. For the first 15 years I was in complete denial. I was a master of hi…
CHALLENGE February 29, 2020
Wednesday 9th October We woke up this morning to a beautiful blue sky, not a cloud in sight and the temperature rising. We invited yacht Bravo over for a coffee morning and a nice…
CHALLENGE February 22, 2020
In January of this year, we found out that we had been accepted as an affiliate of the RYA's Sailability program.The RYA’s national programme enables people with disabilities to tr…
CHALLENGE January 19, 2020
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your…
CHALLENGE January 13, 2020
In early December 2019 we were joined by 37 adventurers mainly from New Zealand and Australia for what was billed as our toughest Challenge event to date. In 2018, the year before…
CHALLENGE December 21, 2019
Oceans of Hope UK is pleased to announce its 2020 event schedule after a successful 2019. 2020 is set to be our most diverse and accessible ever, with three distinct challenges lin…
CHALLENGE November 3, 2019
On Wednesday 3 October – the morning after our arrival in Turkey – there was a 5.0 magnitude earthquake in Fethiye. There was a rumbling sound in the distance like a semi-trailer t…
CHALLENGE May 31, 2019
A few week have passed since our first challenge of the year finished. After all the excitement we caught up with Robert Munns to take stock on a busy two weeks sailing. This year…
CHALLENGE April 16, 2019
2019 is set to be Ocean of Hope Challenge's busiest year to date, with six events in four countries being held between April and December. 170 participants are due to come sailing …