Marie Stjernholm, 43, was born in Glostrup, Denmark and now lives in Nærum.
"I'm right in my element and feel so alive at sea. I love being in the moment on a boat in the sea, the wind and the teamwork around it," Marie said. "It is an orderly universe with a good mix of theory and practice."
Asked what she is most looking forward to about the voyage, she replied: "To help change the mindset within and between people, myself included – MS or not."