Adventurous Challenge

Adventurous Challenges

After a spectacular year of sailing in Greece, Australia, The Netherlands and the UK, we are super excited to offer 2024 sailing opportunities in 9 countries!

If you have had a taste of sailing on one of our day sailing or dinghy events, perhaps your next step will be a longer passage with us. This might include weekend sails or our popular flotilla events. Our adventurous challenges offer you a great opportunity to really build on your sailing skills with overnight stays on board and even sailing at night. These give participants so many more opportunities to share their MS experiences with others as well as forming an immediate support network to help them in the future.

We ask that sailors pay for their participation in these challenges. The cost is unique to each individual event and will be available on the application form for the challenge. If you would like to participate but are concerned about cost please contact us, as we may be able to help you identify and apply for grants.

Oceans of Hope UK Athens Challenge

What To Expect

A more advanced challenge and a natural progression from the Day Sail Challenges.

It gives people who already haveĀ  taste for sailing an opportunity to develop their skills and to spend more time on board a sailing boat.

An adventurous challenge is also fantastic opportunity to meet and get to know others with MS. The challenges come in all shapes and sizes and usually involve a larger sailing boat than our Day Sails.

An adventurous challenge is usually over a week, where participants get a chance to immerse themselves in a sailing experience by staying on board overnight.

  • Increase your knowledge and sailing skills
  • Contribute as a full crew member to the whole experience of sailing a boat
  • Participate in the daily running of the boat including provisioning, cleaning, and cooking for fellow crew mates.


A typical experience

You will be met by an Oceans of Hope Volunteer and taken to your boat. There will be plenty of time to meet other participants and chat over a cuppa.

  • Introduction to the Oceans of Hope experience
  • Introduction to Captain
  • Safety briefing and life jackets
  • Passage Planning and Navigation
  • Learn about sailing or practise your sailing skills
  • Sleep onboard in a shared cabin, either anchored or berthed in a marina

Challenge yourself and have fun!

Schedule of our current Adventurous Challenges

Amazing opportunities to get out on the water in 2024


In 2024 we will be sailing in 9 countries on four continents!!

Challenges in the Baltic with SV Saeftinghe

13th -20th June

After our successful event in the North Sea in May 2023, we invite people with MS to explore the Baltic sea.
Together with fellow MS people you can experience beautiful moments and challenge your limits.
From 13 to 20 June 2024, Oceans of Hope Challenge is organizing a seven day sailing trip from Denmark to Sweden.
Sailing along the beautiful Swedish coast, visiting islands, inlets and small harbours.

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Challenges in the Baltic

22nd-29th June

During this trip you can just enjoy the scenery, as passenger on a cruise from Sweden to Lithuania. Help to sail under supervision and improve your (night)sailing, racing and navigation skills.
We will compete with the ketch Saeftinghe in the Tall Ship races on 27,28 and maybe 29 June.
After the races, you may discover the beautiful city of Klaipeda.
There are only a very limited number of berths available. Register promptly!

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Sailing ship Summertime Challenge

29 juni tot en met 5 Juli 2024

Vanuit Nederland kondigen we graag aan dat we in 2024 een Nederlands zeilavontuur zullen organiseren. Van 29 juni tot en met 5 juli varen wij met het schip Summertime, een 4 mast schip met plaats voor 34 personen. Het plan is om naar de Waddenzee te varen. We starten en finishen in Kampen. Deze reis wordt gesponsord door het Nationaal MS Fonds en Oceans of Hope Challenge. Wil je meer info?

West Coast of Scotland

11-18 May 2024

Join us on three lovely boats, based out of Largs, North Ayreshire for a beautiful tour of some exquisite Lochs and anchorages. This small flotilla will spend the week discovering Argyll and Bute, the island of Arran and potentially the Mull of Kintyre. This a magical area of the world and we will embrace our spirit of discovery. Places are very limited. Closing date 20th December

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Accessible sailing on SV Lutgerdina

9 september tot en met 13 september 2024

In september 2024 varen we weer met het totaal aangepaste zeilschip de Lutgerdina (organisatie: Sailwise). Dit betekent dat zelfs mensen in een rolstoel actief kunnen zeilen met deze boot. Met ondersteuning van meerdere vrijwilligers kan er op deze reis zorg worden verleend. Dit jaar, 2023, hebben we voor het eerst met de Lutgerdina gevaren en dit was geweldig. Veel actieve deelnemers met een blije glimlach. De reacties achteraf waren alleen maar zeer positief. Dus besloten we ons weer bij hen aan te sluiten. We vertrekken en komen aan in Enkhuizen. Deze reis wordt gesponsord door het Nationaal MS Fonds en Oceans of Hope Challenge. Wil je meer info?

Escape to Turkey (week 1)

19 October - 26 October

Sailing in Robert's favourite area! The beautiful Bay of Fethiye for a week of warm and safe sailing. Oceans of Hope UK always have a warm welcome in this idyllic area that always surprises us. Spaces are very limited. Applications close on 20th December.

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Escape to Turkey (week 2)

26 October - 2 Nov 2024

The Bay of Fethiye is our favourite cruising ground. offering warm and breezy conditions to learn new skills or polish up on already learned skills. Spaces are very limited. Applications close on 20th December.

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