Luisa Matias


Luisa, who is 36 and lives in Lisbon, Portugal, will be part of the crew on board Oceans of Hope for one of the longest legs of the voyage from Lisbon to Boston. She is an experienced sailor who was diagnosed with MS ten years ago. Luisa works in communications and marketing for SPEM, the Portuguese MS Society.

“It is a dream come true for me to be sailing across the Atlantic. I am looking forward to feeling what it is like to be me offshore, to feel free at sea, to feel complete in a team working together towards a shared goal, to accomplish a journey beyond my limited thoughts and beliefs. I can’t wait!”

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