Sail Offshore on a Swan
"Sharing the wisdom of the high seas with those wise enough to seek it out."
59º North Sailing offers those adventurous spirits out there the opportunity to crew & sail offshore on a long-distance ocean passage with Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson on one of two of sailing's most highly-respected ocean-sailing yachts, the classic S&S Swan 48 Isbjörn and our newest addition to the fleet, the German Frers-designed Swan 59 Ice Bear!
We set an ambitious schedule, sailing 10,000 miles per year, making landfall in ports from the Caribbean to the Arctic, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Canada & beyond. Normally the boat is sailed by Mia & Andy, plus 4-6 paying 'crew', depending on the boat, each with their own cozy sea bunk & who actively participate in all aspects of the voyage, from steering & navigating to foredeck work, weather analysis, cooking & cleaning and more.
So if you've dreamed of seeing stars down to the horizon, if you yearn to lose sight of land for days on end, if you want to unplug from the world ashore, then join us for the offshore sailing adventure of a lifetime.
1st Celestial Workshop in Europe // September 2019
HOLD FAST Pirate Flags for Sale!
If you’ve followed our social media, you’ll have seen some pretty badass new flags flying from ISBJORN & ICEBEAR’s spreaders! Our take on the classic Jolly Roger pirate flag, the flags feature an old-school anchor, polar bear skull and HOLD FAST text across the banner. They’re based on Andy’s Sailor Jerry-style Arctic tattoo he got in Stockholm after last season’s epic Svalbard adventure, and now you can fly a smaller, 12” version from your own spreaders! (Sneak peak - the design is also being used for ICEBEAR’s new all-black asymmetric spinnaker we’re picking up in Annapolis in May!) Worldwide shipping included in purchase price.