Ryan & Sophie Sailing

Our friends from Stockholm, Ryan & Sophie, have an AWESOME YouTube channel! Sophie sailed with us across the North Sea to get a taste of ocean sailing before she and Ryan set out in May 2018 from Sweden on their own boat, Polar Seal, and Sophie put together a very cool video of our trip together!

Sophie & Ryan are both 'Swedish' (meaning that have citizenship), but Ryan is originally from Iowa, Sophie from France. Their YouTube videos are truly great! They show a real-life look at what it's like living aboard and taking care of a boat. We can't wait to follow their adventures (and who knows, Mia & Andy might just pop up on Polar Seal in the Med sometime!)

Crossing the North Sea between Marstrand (Sweden) and Orkney (Scotland): Check! Ryan and I had no offshore sailing experience. Now, I do! Last week, I crossed the North Sea with Andy and Mia from 59 North Sailing on Isbjörn... and without Ryan :) Andy and Mia offer crew space on their boat, Isbjörn, a beautiful Swan 48.


Isbjorn Offshore #1: BVI-Bermuda

The launch of 'Isbjorn Offshore', Andy & Mia's first YouTube episode all about offshore sailing. Join the Isbjorn crew of Andy & Mia, Tom & Sheryl, Thane and Mike as they depart Tortola bound for Bermuda, using only celestial navigation to get there.


Isbjorn Offshore #2: Bermuda-Horta, Azores

Isbjorn departs Bermuda on the second leg of our summer 2017 Atlantic crossing, first across the starting line of ARC Europe. We had some of the heaviest weather of Isbjorn's tenure with us, but also some of the nicest spinnaker sailing. The passage took 12 days, and we only motored for 15 hours in total! Crew onboard were Andy & Mia, Thane (from the BVI-BDA leg) & his wife Brenda, returning Isbjorn crew (from the 2016 Caribbean 1500) David and Kevin 'Mac' MacMahon.


2017 RORC Caribbean 600 Recap

Crewmember Brian Bonter recalls the RORC 2017 Caribbean 600 Race aboard our Swan 48 Isbjorn. Some pretty gnarly weather going around Saba, light air at Guadaloupe, 27 tacks around Ile de Saintes, incredible crew & memories to last a lifetime!


Drone Antics in the North Sea

Ever tried to land a drone on a moving sailboat at sea? Well, the Volvo Ocean Race guys make it look easy! Here's how we did it on Isbjorn.


Scotland 2017 Highlight Reel

SOUND ON FOR SOME BAGPIPES!* #Isbjornsailing & crew have been having a BLAST exploring Scotland for the past week! We put together a short highlight reel of some of our favorite spots, including sailing around Ardnamurchan, the western-most point in the UK, hiking in the Cuillin Hills & watching seals in Loch Scavaig!


Skiing in the Austrian Alps (#notsailing!)

In February, Andy, Mia & Lee Cumberland went to the Austrian Alps for a week of skiing with our new friends from s/y teamgeist! Tino (in yellow) will sail with us from Iceland-Dublin in summer 2018! Phil (in red/grey) did most of the filming.


Swan 48 'Isbjorn' Tour

Join Andy & Mia in Ft. Lauderdale for a look on deck and down below of their S&S Swan 48 Isbjorn. For more about the boat, go to 59-north.com/isbjorn. Filmed and edited by Thierry Humeau, telecamfilms.com.