Oceans of Hope Challenge events announced for 2018 calendar

News Nov 20, 2017, by Robert Munns
2018 will be a very exciting year for our Oceans of Hope family.  We are immensely proud to announce two of our Challenge events in both Croatia and Scotland are now open for applications.
Robert, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis himself, created the Oceans of Hope Challenge to give people the same life affirming experience he gained when sailing on‪ board Oceans of Hope,  across the Pacific Ocean and English Channel.

Robert will be hosting our exciting Challenge flotilla event in Croatia between 12-19th May 2018. (For those of you familiar with Oceans of Hope Challenges, this will be in a similar flotilla format to our previous Challenges in Turkey and Croatia in 2016 and 2017).

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Our second event is the exciting opportunity to sail, once again on board the Tall Ship 'Lady of Avenal' on the west coast of Scotland with Captain William between 23-30th June. We will be exploring some of Scotland's iconic beauty and majesty in this historic Tall Ship.

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We are looking for participants affected by MS participants who are looking for the opportunity to challenge themselves in a sailing environment. (Experience is not necessary). 

These are both unique opportunities to regain lost identity and maybe achieve their own form of personal greatness again, exploring the concept of what is actually still possible in our lives affected by this disease.

To have a taste of what you could achieve with us, please watch our video to help you make up your mind. 

Robert created the Oceans of Hope Challenge in 2015 and since then has shared the experience with over 100 people affected by MS from 15 countries in 6 different challenges. 

In September 2017 the challenge was acknowledged by The Sailing Today Awards, winning ‘Best Cruise’ and even beating Dame Ellen McArthur’s Round Britain to the title. In May, Robert will also be taking the challenge to Croatia, with a flotilla of 10 boats and then onto an Oceans of Hope Challenge for Scotland in June. 

On the success of the Oceans of Hope Challenge, Robert Munns said: 'I am amazed how the Oceans of Hope Challenge is developing, along with it’s potential to bring an element of hope to so many lives. It is my honour and privilege to be responsible for making sure that it is supported, and it continues in the spirit it was conceived'.

If you would like to apply or know someone who would benefit from the Oceans of Hope Challenge, then write to us at



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