We the Navigators’ (2 hours)



Andy Schell

We the Navigators’ (2 hours)

Navigation in the electronic age has transitioned from art to science - too much so, in Andy Schell’s opinion. In this equally informative and entertaining presentation, Andy will trace the history of navigation itself, from the days of the navigators in the South Pacific - who relied as much on their intuition and observations of the world around them as any hard ‘science’ - to the modern GPS age, where the human aspect of navigation is all-but eliminated. Andy will touch on celestial navigation & it’s principles, and conclude by offering insights on how he & Mia navigate aboard Isbjorn using a combination art & science approach that keeps them safe yet connected with the world around you.


Andy Schell & his wife Mia Karlsson own & operate the classic Swan 48 ‘Isbjorn’ - that’s Swedish for ‘Polar Bear’ - offering folks the opportunity to crew on long-distance ocean passages around the world, including passages in the Arctic, the Canadian Maritimes, Caribbean, trans-Atlantic, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand & beyond, through their business 59 North, Ltd.  Andy grew up sailing his mom & dad's boat's, all called 'Sojourner', on the Chesapeake Bay. During his 4th-grade, they sailed south as a family and spent the winter cruising the Bahamas. Andy has logged over 50 000 miles on a variety of boat from the 74' Schooner Woodwind to his and Mia's Swan 48 Isbjorn, including 3 Atlantic Crossings. Andy host the popular ‘On the Wind’ sailing podcast, where he interviews sailors from around the world. Check out Andy & Mia's all day seminar on Sat. Jan 20th "Preparing for Ocean Sailing" - click here for registration and payment details http://www.torontoboatshow.com/education/premium-seminars/

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