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Sailing Passages


Offshore Sailing Adventures

How to Join a Passage

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Sailing Passages


Offshore Sailing Adventures

How to Join a Passage


"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


Bunk Availability

2017-2018

Check the table below for real-time updated bunk availability. Each 'record' is clickable and includes the passage-specific route map and a link to register. Scroll down for the big-picture map & detailed descriptions of each passage.


2017.

In 2017, Isbjorn will be in the Caribbean again, where our first trip of 2017 will see us compete in the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600, aiming to win our class! After cruising south to Grenada and then completing a Grenada-Virgin Islands Passage, we'll finally cross the Atlantic, via Bermuda & the Azores. From Horta, we'll sail north to Scotland, Shetland & Norway. We'll then make landfall on the west coast of Sweden and finish the year making our way into the Baltic and Stockholm. Isbjorn will spend the winter in Stockholm. See details and register below!



2018. #IsbjornArctic



Fall 2018/Winter 2019: Trade Wind Atlantic Crossing.

After our expedition to the far north, we're returning back to the warm sun and cool breezes of the Caribbean for 2019 - but it's a long way back! We'll depart Dublin, Ireland, bound for Portugal, our last passage of 2018, where we'll haul out Isbjorn in Lisbon for the holidays. Then, right after we ring in the New Year, we'll set sail for Las Palmas & the big, 3,000-mile Trade Wind passage to Antigua and back to familiar waters.



Want to Talk to Us? +1-443-440-5411.

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Ocean Racing


Ocean Racing


Level Up.

59º North is teaming up with accomplished inshore and offshore racing sailor Paul Exner to deliver high-end ocean racing programs aboard Isbjorn. If you've already done some ocean cruising and want to take your skills and mental & physical endurance to a new level, ocean racing is the perfect next step.

Isbjorn, a 1972 S&S Swan 48, is a classic ocean racing sloop, built during the 'good old days' of amateur ocean racing. That's her in the B&W photo above, taken just after she was launched as Warbaby in 1972 during the Bermuda Race. You won't find much carbon fiber on Isbjorn, we won't be eating freeze-dried food and you won't have to cut the handle off of your toothbrush, but you'll get an authentic ocean racing experience that we think is the 'right' way to do it - in comfort & style.

We'll only be offering one racing program per year - like the RORC Caribbean 600Fastnet & Newport-Bermuda Race - and they'll fill fast. For six lucky crew members, you'll experience the challenge of a lifetime, pushing Isbjorn to the limit 24 hours per day for days on end and hundreds of ocean miles, in darkness and in daylight. It's a true challenge, offered under the expert supervision of Paul Exner & Andy Schell.


Ocean Racing Calendar.