Our Supporters

Mar 09. 2022

We're very pleased to announce that Tracey Edwards MBE had joined Oceans of Hope as a patron. Tracy won international fame in 1990 as the skipper of the first all-female crew to sail around the world when they raced Maiden in the 1989/90 Whitbread round the world race.

Having Tracy on board, not only as a world-beating sailor, but as a daughter and a mother is a huge honour and milestone in the story of Oceans of Hope UK. Tracy has first-hand experience of dealing with Multiple Sclerosis and this makes her motivation, and our association even stronger.

"My Mum battled MS for years and was always looking for ways to stay active. Sailing is perfect to help combat this awful disease. I am delighted to support Oceans of Hope UK!” - Tracy Edwards

For more information on the progress of Maiden, please go to The Maiden Factor.



Superyacht Charities wants to ensure that worthy causes receive as much of the funding as possible and help the growth of the smaller not-for-profit and non-government funded charitable organisations.

SYC was setup by a group of 5 friends that work in various occupations within the Superyacht industry. Active since 2012, due to success and growth, it has now formalised its charity efforts to create the Superyacht Charities Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to promote and assist in the raising of funds for charities that superyacht professionals both participate and donate to.

Without the SYC team, Oceans of Hope UK would still be invisible on people’s radar. With their help, we have the opportunity to grow and develop and give direct help to people in most need.

SYC’s support will enable us to create opportunities for more people to achieve magnificent things.




Hilary’s Dream Trust was established to help adults who are disabled or financially disadvantaged to fulfil their sailing dreams. It does this either by acting as a source of information, or by helping with financing of a project. 

Hilarys Dream Trust have enabled over 50 people living with MS to experience the benefits of sailing.




Being affiliated to the RYA Sailability scheme has opened up so many more opportunities to connect with others, improve wellbeing, increase physical activity and learn new skills. It enables our participants to keep active locally and continue their own journey with sailing long into the future.