Sail Offshore on a Swan

"Sharing the wisdom of the high seas with those wise enough to seek it out."

S&S Swan 48

German Frers Swan 59

Tracker is LIVE for 2019 Trans-Atlantic!

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. 

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Pre-Order ‘80º NORTH’ // Limited 1st Edition, Hardcover Book

'80º North' // Arctic Photos & Stories Book PRE-ORDER
125.00

The Arctic photo book is almost here! We’re printing a limited run of just 250 hand-numbered, hard-bound, special 1st Edition books, with a few special surprises inside from Andy, Mia & James at 59º North, and the s/v Delos crew of Brian, Karen, Brady, Alex & Kiril. Price includes shipping to USA (book currently in production, & will ship ~mid March). If you want to order in Internationally, there may be a small additional shipping charge, to be billed at time of shipping, but order as usual to reserve your copy!

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Crew Offshore with Us!

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
— T.E. Lawrence

Offshore Passage Route Schedule

Tradewinds, Caribbean & Newfy

Bermuda Race & North Atlantic


Somehow it is the [human’s] duty to put the best years of their life into work they don’t like in order that they may ‘retire’ and enjoy themselves as soon as they are too old to do so.
— Sterling Hayden, 'Wanderer'

You do not ask a tame seagull why it needs to disappear from time to time toward the open sea.
It goes, that’s all.
— Bernard Moitsessier

"You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat"

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders... Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
— Antoine de Saint Exupery


Captivating conversations with an at-ease flavor whether with US Senators, tall ship captains, old salts, technical experts or simply us regular folks who love sailing.
— Longtime Listener // Great Lakes Sailor


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