What We Do

Our Purpose

Oceans of Hope is for people with MS, led by people with MS, who are uniquely placed to understand the condition because they are living with it themselves.

Our aim is to offer people from all over the world the opportunity to experience sailing as a way of learning new skills and restoring the self-confidence which can be stolen by MS.

Through our varied sailing Challenges, we create a safe environment for people with or impacted by MS to realise their own ability and achieve extraordinary things. Enabling people with MS to live their lives to the full and to challenge the limitations they may experience from the condition.

We are an independent UK registered charity and proud to be part of the international Oceans of Hope community which was founded in 2013 by Danish doctor and sailor Mikkel Anthonisen.

Participants gather around a Sailability yacht with a yellow sail to receive an induction before heading out on the water

Our Impact

Since our launch in 2016 we have supported over 740 people with MS to experience life-changing adventures.

Our ambition for 2022 is to provide opportunities for over 400 crew members.

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A big group of participants some in wheelchairs are looking at Mikkel taking who is taking a group photo of them all in their blue oceans of hope tee shirts with orange and white flags and the masts of yachts in the background

38 MS sailors

1 week Turkey flotilla

92 MS Sailors

1 week Croatia flotilla

1 week Tall Ship Scotland

3 weeks RYA Day Sail Training UK & Spain

150 MS sailors

2 week flotilla Croatia

Weekend Sail Bewl Water

1 week tall ship New Zealand

1 week tall ship Scotland

161 MS Sailors

1 week  New Zealand

2 week flotilla Croatia

2 week flotilla Turkey

16 MS Sailors

1 day sail Brighton Marina

Pandemic takes the wind from our sails!

 

284 MS Sailors

1 event New Zealand

12 day sail events UK

1 day sail event Netherlands

1 day sail Brighton Marina

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