Crew & Sail Offshore

On the sea [people] must face up, as did [folks] of another age, to the challenge of nature. Modern man lives in a highly synthetic kind of existence. He specializes in this and that. Rarely does he test all his powers or find himself whole. But...on the water the character of a [person] comes out.
— Abram T. Collier

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 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. 4-6 paying 'crew', depending on the boat, each get their own cozy sea bunk & 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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Introducing ICE BEAR

Click on the maps below for specifics on that year's passages. Scroll down for the Airtable list of full bunk availability for all upcoming passages & our complete list of available expeditions.

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The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.
— John Rousmaniere

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