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Oceans of Hope yacht sails through Panama Canal

Oceans of Hope, the 67-foot yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people living with multiple sclerosis, spent last weekend traveling the locks of the Panama Canal.

They have arrived in Panama City greeted by the Pacific Ocean and chocked off another major milestone in circling the globe under sail. 

"Going through the Panama Canal is an epic moment for us," said Founder and CEO of the Sailing Sclerosis Foundation Dr. Mikkel Anthonisen. "To enter from the Atlantic side into the Pacific Ocean just seven months after leaving Copenhagen, it's almost a transforming process. Just like our goal of changing the perceptions of MS - we are making the impossible possible! Still there are many dreams to be lived out. Many oceans to be crossed."

To find out more and apply to take part, those living with MS may download the application forms at

Video highlights of the Panama Canal crossing:

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