Sail Offshore on a Swan 48

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

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59º North Sailing offers those adventurous spirits out there the opportunity to crew & sail offshore on a long-distance ocean passage on one of sailing's most highly-respected ocean-sailing yachts, the classic S&S Swan 48 Isbjörnwith Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson.

We set an ambitious schedule, sailing 10,000 miles per year on Isbjörnmaking landfall in ports from the Caribbean to the Arctic, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Canada & beyond. Normally the boat is sailed by Mia & Andy, plus 4 paying 'crew', 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 on Isbjörn for the offshore sailing adventure of a lifetime. 

Hold Fast.

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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

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