Adventurous Challenge

This will suit more experienced participants looking for a challenge.

If you have had a taste of sailing on one of our day sailing or dinghy events, perhaps your next step will be a longer passage with us. This might include weekend sails or our popular flotilla events. Our adventurous challenges offer you a great opportunity to really build on your sailing skills with overnight stays on board and even sailing at night. These give participants so many more opportunities to share their MS experiences with others as well as forming an immediate support network to help them in the future.

We ask that sailors pay for their participation in these challenges. The cost is unique to each individual event and will be available on the application form for the challenge. If you would like to participate but are concerned about cost please contact us, as we may be able to help you identify and apply for grants.

Flotilla of yachts at dock in Mediterranean harbour, reflected on the water

What To Expect

A more advanced challenge and a natural progression from the Day Sail Challenges.

It gives people who already haveĀ  taste for sailing an opportunity to develop their skills and to spend more time on board a sailing boat.

An adventurous challenge is also fantastic opportunity to meet and get to know others with MS. The challenges come in all shapes and sizes and usually involve a larger sailing boat than our Day Sails.

An adventurous challenge is usually over a week, where participants get a chance to immerse themselves in a sailing experience by staying on board overnight.

  • Increase your knowledge and sailing skills
  • Contribute as a full crew member to the whole experience of sailing a boat
  • Participate in the daily running of the boat including provisioning, cleaning, and cooking for fellow crew mates.

 

A typical experience

You will be met by an Oceans of Hope Volunteer and taken to your boat. There will be plenty of time to meet other participants and chat over a cuppa.

  • Introduction to the Oceans of Hope experience
  • Introduction to Captain
  • Safety briefing and life jackets
  • Passage Planning and Navigation
  • Learn about sailing or practise your sailing skills
  • Sleep onboard in a shared cabin, either anchored or berthed in a marina

Challenge yourself and have fun!

Schedule of our current Adventurous Challenges

SV Tenacious in full sail

Jubilee Sailing Trust

10 - 17 August 2022

Join us for a week sailing with our friends at the Jubilee Sailing Trust on the fully accessible tall ship SV Tenacious.

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Yacht with two sails unfurled cutting through the water against a blue sky

Exploring the Solent, UK

2 - 5 October

Explore the Solent and the Isle of Wight over 3 nights on board with one of our captains. Extend your skills and be part of an active crew.

To register early interest please email [email protected]

Front view of a yacht cutting through the waves with jib sail flying

Exploring the Solent, UK

16 - 19 October

Explore the Solent and the Isle of Wight over 3 nights on board with one of our captains. Extend your skills and be part of an active crew.

To register early interest please email [email protected]

flotilla of yachts in a Mediterranean harbour viewed through a pagoda of trailing pink bougainvillea

Turkey Flotilla Week

22nd October - 29th October

Be part of a large flotilla in the beautiful surroundings of Robert's favourite place in the Mediterranean. An opportunity to really immerse yourself as part of a crew for a whole week.

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Flotilla of boats docked in a marina setting with a dramatic golden sunset over the mountains beyond reflected in the water

Turkey Flotilla Week

29th October - 5th November 2022

Be part of a large flotilla in the beautiful surroundings of Robert's favourite place in the Mediterranean. An opportunity to really immerse yourself as part of a crew for a whole week.

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