A chance for you to experience sailing

Welcome to Oceans of Hope UK

Oceans of Hope UK is an independent UK registered charity and part of the international Oceans of Hope community founded in 2013 by Danish doctor and sailor Mikkel Anthonisen.

We are the home of the award-winning Oceans of Hope challenges. We offer 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 November 9, 2021
We’re delighted to end 2021 on a high after a challenging but successful season running events in the UK, Europe and New Zealand. Even with the lingering effects of covid around th…
CHALLENGE May 18, 2021
Hello, my name is Judith van Leeuwen and I am very excited to tell you that this year we are going to sail with Oceans of Hope challenge in the Netherlands.At the beginning of the …
CHALLENGE April 21, 2021
Well it's now 2021 and we've all had a year of isolation and shielding. Our friends in New Zealand, led by Ingrid Robertson and Gail Leonard, have gotten 2021 started in great styl…
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…