The ocean does not discriminate. Professional and amateur sailors alike face the same weather and sea conditions. There will be no ‘passengers’ on board; each crew member will play an active part in the voyage carrying out a range of tasks according to their ability, including sail changes, helming, cooking and cleaning on board, and teamwork will be the key to the success of the voyage.
Research shows there are many benefits of physical activity for patients with MS. Oceans of Hope is the first ever circumnavigation crewed by people with multiple sclerosis and will emphasise ability instead of disability.
In each port of call the project aims to create a sustainable legacy by establishing a network between the MS world and the sailing world to promote active and healthy lifestyles