Offshore Galley



Mia Karlsson

Offshore Galley

Planning meals, buying provisions & cooking offshore for a happy & healthy crew! Best-practice tips from over 30,000 miles sailed personally & through lessons learned from cruisers met along the way. Mia will run through the process from the pre-voyage planning stages to what works best at-sea.


Mia Karlsson & her husband Andy Schell 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.  Mia grew up in the countryside of Sweden and started sailing in her early 20s when she met Andy in New Zealand. They bought their first boat in 2008 and she has come a long way since then. She just completed her 4th Atlantic Crossing this summer and has over 30 000 Bluewater miles under her belt. Together they produce 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

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