Andy & Mia

Happy Hour // Open House on Isbjorn // Sthlm, Sweden

24 Aug

Join us for a Happy Hour and Open House aboard Isbjorn at Wasahamnen, Djurgården (Stockholm, Sweden) on Tuesday Aug 29, 5-8PM. Check out the boat, share stories and chat about the podcast!

We’ll have cold beer, wine and ‘fika’! No start or end time, just stop by between 5-8pm and we’ll be there! This is open to everyone who wants to come by and say hi and check out the boat – bring your friends!

  • When: Tuesday Aug. 29, 5-8pm (No start or end time, just stop by between 5-8pm)
  • Where: Wasahamnen, Djurgården (Stockholm, Sweden)


 Sunrise on route to Visby from Copenhagen // Aug 2017


 Rödhamn, Åland // Aug 2017


 Isbjorn anchored of Ljusterö // Aug 2017


 Andy aloft mid-Atlantic // May 2017
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Happy Hour // Open House on Isbjorn // Sthlm, Sweden

24 Aug

Join us for a Happy Hour and Open House aboard Isbjorn at Wasahamnen, Djurgården (Stockholm, Sweden) on Tuesday Aug 29, 5-8PM. Check out the boat, share stories and chat about the podcast!

We’ll have cold beer, wine and ‘fika’! No start or end time, just stop by between 5-8pm and we’ll be there! This is open to everyone who wants to come by and say hi and check out the boat – bring your friends!

RSVP to mia@59-north.com to give us an idea how many are coming and so we don’t run out of drinks. Or visit our facebook event page...

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Front Page News in Åland! // ‘Seglade 7 000 Sjömil – för Algots Dop’

22 Aug

Nya Aland.jpg


Isbjorn made the front page of the local ‘Nya Åland’ newspaper in Mariehamn! The headline translates roughly to ‘7,000 Miles Sailed for Algot’s Baptism.’ Basically, Mia’s best friend is from Åland, and we’re now godparents to her first son, Algot. We had planned all along to have the baptism after our season was over, but hadn’t actually planned to sail here! When the crew wanted to visit Åland, and since we had some time, we ended the last passage here and they took the ferry home. ...

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Front Page News in Åland! // ‘Seglade 7 000 Sjömil – för Algots Dop’

22 Aug

Nya Aland.jpg


Isbjorn made the front page of the local ‘Nya Åland’ newspaper in Mariehamn! The headline translates roughly to ‘7,000 Miles Sailed for Algot’s Baptism.’ Basically, Mia’s best friend is from Åland, and we’re now godparents to her first son, Algot. We had planned all along to have the baptism after our season was over, but hadn’t actually planned to sail here! When the crew wanted to visit Åland, and since we had some time, we ended the last passage here and they took the ferry home. ...

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Stormbound in Sweden // How we made the conservative call to stay in port

6 Aug

The mornings GFS GRIB update - locally, it's blowing even harder! Shame, because the wind direction is ideal!

The mornings GFS GRIB update – locally, it’s blowing even harder! Shame, because the wind direction is ideal!

“It’s blowing dogs off chains in Marstrand this morning!”

I wrote on Instagram at 0630 this morning announcing our delayed departure. I’d been up since 0500, planning for an early morning departure so we could ride the westerlies down the Kattegat, around Copenhagen & Denmark, and up into the Baltic towards the medieval city of Visby on the island of Gotland. A weather buoy just outside the harbor indicated sustained winds of 15.6 m/s, gusting to 19.7 m/s. That’s ‘meters per second,’ ...

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Stormbound in Sweden // How we made the conservative call to stay in port

6 Aug

The mornings GFS GRIB update - locally, it's blowing even harder! Shame, because the wind direction is ideal!

The mornings GFS GRIB update – locally, it’s blowing even harder! Shame, because the wind direction is ideal!

“It’s blowing dogs off chains in Marstrand this morning!”

I wrote on Instagram at 0630 this morning announcing our delayed departure. I’d been up since 0500, planning for an early morning departure so we could ride the westerlies down the Kattegat, around Copenhagen & Denmark, and up into the Baltic towards the medieval city of Visby on the island of Gotland. A weather buoy just outside the harbor indicated sustained winds of 15.6 m/s, gusting to 19.7 m/s. That’s ‘meters per second,’ ...

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Isbjorn in Sweden // Finally, People Know How to Pronounce Our Boat Name!

4 Aug

Andy & his dad Dennis flying the drone in Mollön Isbjorn in the background anchored to the cliffs.

Andy & his dad Dennis flying the drone in Mollön Isbjorn in the background anchored to the cliffs.

I’m writing from the newly organized nav station on Isbjorn, our S&S Swan 48. We’re stern-to at the dock in Marstrand, the center of sailing on Sweden’s west coast. Next weekend in fact is the RC44 Cup, a creation of Russell Coutts that, according to the event website, “links the world’s most highly rated sailors with heavy profiles from the international business community. The RC44 is sealed by an 8-man squad consisting of 50% professionals and 50% amateurs.” The last time ...

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Isbjorn in Sweden // Finally, People Know How to Pronounce Our Boat Name!

4 Aug

Andy & his dad Dennis flying the drone in Mollön Isbjorn in the background anchored to the cliffs.

Andy & his dad Dennis flying the drone in Mollön Isbjorn in the background anchored to the cliffs.

I’m writing from the newly organized nav station on Isbjorn, our S&S Swan 48. We’re stern-to at the dock in Marstrand, the center of sailing on Sweden’s west coast. Next weekend in fact is the RC44 Cup, a creation of Russell Coutts that, according to the event website, “links the world’s most highly rated sailors with heavy profiles from the international business community. The RC44 is sealed by an 8-man squad consisting of 50% professionals and 50% amateurs.” The last time ...

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PHOTOS: ’17 Leg 8: Scotland to Sweden

22 Jul

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What a special trip! Crew met up with Isbjorn at Oban Marina on the small island of Kerrera just outside of the town of Oban. The trip started with day sails and exploring the islands, some amazing anchorage such as Loch Scavaig on south of Isle of Skye. We got to enjoy a few Whisky tastings at Tobermory and Talisker and local music in several pubs!

After an amazing trip though Scotland, we set out on the first night sail up to Stornoway on the outer Hebrides. Thanks to amazing after and a big high pressure system over us we ...

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PHOTOS: ’17 Leg 8: Scotland to Sweden

22 Jul

P1040512.jpg

What a special trip! Crew met up with Isbjorn at Oban Marina on the small island of Kerrera just outside of the town of Oban. The trip started with day sails and exploring the islands, some amazing anchorage such as Loch Scavaig on south of Isle of Skye. We got to enjoy a few Whisky tastings at Tobermory and Talisker and local music in several pubs!

After an amazing trip though Scotland, we set out on the first night sail up to Stornoway on the outer Hebrides. Thanks to amazing after and a big high pressure system over us we ...

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