Oceans of Hope and her crew are already being recognised as they sail towards Kiel on the first leg of their historic global voyage to change perceptions of MS.
The project’s founder, Mikkel Anthonisen, who is on board the 20-metre yacht, says, “Already when entering Helsingør (Elsinore) on the evening of departure people on the quay immediately recognized the boat saying, ‘I just saw you on television, what a wonderful project!’
Mikkel adds, “We’ve heard the same kind of greetings a number of times. People who have seen us on TV, read about us in newspapers, on the internet, in boat magazines or were even at Amaliehaven, greet us with warmth and respect.”
For the crew of people living with MS who are inspiring others to follow their dreams, a rest day yesterday means they are sailing with renewed energy today.
Susanne (Sus) Salomen is today’s on board reporter and says in her blog, “Being on board Oceans of Hope is one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. It’s just an amazing feeling. Yesterday we were in Gilleleje on the northern tip of Zealand. We are very good to each other. Everyone is so helpful. We share the experience and we share the joy. I feel like I’ve been given a chance that only a few will get in a lifetime. The feeling of unity is fantastic. There are tasks that need to be dealt with but no one complains when there are issues. There is understanding between us – great understanding. Everybody wants this to work out. There’s just a great atmosphere and everyone shows patience.”
Conditions today are beautiful: sunshine, blue skies and a light breeze; champagne sailing conditions for Oceans of Hope as she sails towards Ballen on Samsøe northwest of Zealand.
If you have MS and would like to join the crew of Oceans of Hope, download the application forms and apply today.