59 North Sailing

    Offshore Adventure Sailing

    USA // Sweden

    Sharing the wisdom of the high seas with those wise enough to seek it out. 59º North is all about realizing the dream to get offshore. We give those adventurous souls out there the opportunity to sail as part of a working crew across an ocean in one of our two boats, the Swan 48 ISBJORN and the Swan 59 ICEBEAR. For those who can't make a passage, we inspire them to set out on their own through our media, workshops and podcast productions ON THE WIND, SAILING STORIES, and HOW I THINK ABOUT SAILING. 59º North sets an ambitious schedule, sailing 10,000 miles per year and making landfall in ports from the Caribbean to the Arctic, Bermuda, Europe, Canada & more, with the world's oceans as our stomping ground. 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 chaotic world ashore and travel to new lands at a human pace, then join us on ISBJORN & ICEBEAR for the adventure of a lifetime. We'll see you on the high seas.


    Born: Andy: 1984, Mia: 1985
    Country: USA // Sweden
    Disciplines: Offshore Adventure Sailing

    7 combined trans-Atlantic crossings; Farthest North: 80º North, in Spitsbergen
    Over 100,000 ocean miles sailed
    Best 24-hour run: 200 nautical miles in their Swan 48 ISBJORN; 220 nautical miles in the Swan 59 ICEBEAR.

    Hold fast to your dreams!

    Trusted by Andy & Mia

    For offshore cruising, the Aegir Race Salopettes & Race Jacket combo is ideal - we're not getting slammed with green water on the foredeck like the Volvo racers, so the lighter weight is great, but we still get the ultimate waterproofness in the top-end fabric. Up north in the Arctic, the simple VOR Gloves have been awesome - warm enough, yet allowed us to use our hands onboard, in the dinghy, and ashore. Even in the tropics, the night watches can be brisk - the superlight and soft 100% Lifa Merino Base Layers work wonderfully under the Aegir Race gear. Light yet warm and cozy!