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  • Update from ISBJORN: Friday Nov. 15

    Photo by: James Austrums Skipper AugustNovember 15, UTC 02:15 // 25˚47’ N, 65˚51’ W An eerie, absolute stillness disturbs me at the nav station, and I look up from the charts. Not a sound is to be heard onboard. No melancholy tunes from Ben’s guitar, the galley is deserted, and even Click here for full […] More

  • Update from the sea: Thursday Nov. 14

    ISBJORN & ICEBEAR are now south of Bermuda and are pointing south towards the BVI! I have gotten a few updates from both of the boats and would like to share it with you all Yesterday the boats were expecting the front to pass over them and ahead of Click here for full post: https://www.59-north.com/blog/2019/11/14/update-from-the-sea-thursday-nov-14 More

  • Update from ISBJORN, Tuesday Nov. 12

    SV IsbjörnUTC 202033˚28’N, 67˚18’W A drop of sweat forms on my frowning brow as the temperature onboard Isbjörn surpasses 30 degrees. I have no more layers to shed without my dignity decency going with it, and there are still many degrees of latitude until we reach our tropical destination. There are numerous Click here for […] More

  • Update from the sea: Sunday 8 am

    Update from the sea, Sunday 09.00! Hi everyone, Mia here! I am getting emails via the sat phone from Andy & August and will post some fun updates here on the blog for you all! They departed already on Friday, the window was too good not to catch it Click here for full post: https://www.59-north.com/blog/2019/11/10/update-from-the-sea-20191109 More

  • VIDEO: Passage South // Weather Routing to the Caribbean

    As ICEBEAR & ISBJORN prepare to depart Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay, bound for Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, Andy and August brief the passage route and the weather they expect to encounter en route. (August Sandberg is ISBJORN’s new skipper going forward). The 1500-mile passage starts in Annapolis, and both Click here for […] More

  • ICEBEAR Offshore // Heading South Again

    I’m writing from the little ‘stuga’ in Åland, sat in a grey living room chair with my feet propped up on the coffee table and the laptop, well, in my lap. The cabin belongs to Mia’s best friend Johanna’s dad, and is situated on a lovely little peninsula amongst pine Click here for full post: […] More

  • Fighting to the Finish

    Current position as of 0000 UTC July 30th is 48° 25’ N 124° 39’ W Current Heading: 75°M Total distance made good (DMG) = 2542 nm DMG last 24hrs (0000UTC-0000UTC) = 127 nm Engine hours = 7 Avg true wind speed (TWS) = 21 kts Avg speed over the ground Click here for full post: […] More

  • Ready for Landfall

    Current position as of 0000 UTC July 29th is 48° 09’ N 127° 28’ W Current Heading: 75°M Total distance made good (DMG) = 2415 nm DMG last 24hrs (0000UTC-0000UTC) = 137 nm Engine hours = 0 Avg true wind speed (TWS) = 17.5 kts Avg speed over the ground Click here for full post: […] More

  • Tuna Cakes and Sail Changes

    Current position as of 0000 UTC July 28th is 47° 52’ N 131° 09’ W Current Heading: 60°M Total distance made good (DMG) = 2278 nm DMG last 24hrs (0000UTC-0000UTC) = 127nm Engine hours = 0 Avg true wind speed (TWS) = 13 kts Avg speed over the ground (SOG) Click here for full post: […] More

  • Tropical Rain Showers?

    Current position as of 0000 UTC July 27th is 47° 18’ N 134° 11’ W Current Heading: 60°M Total distance made good (DMG) = 2151 nm DMG last 24hrs (0000UTC-0000UTC) = 122 nm Engine hours = 0 Avg true wind speed (TWS) = 16 kts Avg speed over the ground Click here for full post: […] More

  • Swells are not really Swell

    Current position as of 0000 UTC July 26th is 46° 18’ N 136° 47’ W Current Heading: 50°M Total distance made good (DMG) = 2029 nm DMG last 24hrs (0000UTC-0000UTC) = 120 nm Engine hours = 0 Avg true wind speed (TWS) = 15 kts Avg speed over the ground Click here for full post: […] More

  • Windy weather is here

    Current position as of 0000 UTC July 25th is 45° 19’ N 139° 15’ W Current Heading: 60°M Total distance made good (DMG) = 1909 nm DMG last 24hrs (0000UTC-0000UTC) = 147 nm Engine hours = 1 Avg true wind speed (TWS) = 23.6 kts Avg speed over the ground Click here for full post: […] More

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