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...on the Swan 48 Isbjorn

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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

Join Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson for the ocean sailing adventure of a lifetime on the classic S&S Swan 48 Isbjörn. All of our passages are high-level, proper ocean sailing, with our crew given full responsibility to sail the boat offshore. Andy & Mia take a 'director' role, and stand by to provide leadership, as the crew get hands-on with all aspects of sailing the boat, from making headsail changes on the foredeck & setting the spinnaker, to driving the boat through all conditions, and even cooking and washing up down below. Be as involved - or not - as you want to. It's your experience.

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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...It is the same thing that prompted Thoreau to say, in 1839: ‘The majority of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
— Sterling Hayden, 'Wanderer'

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