Magnus Day is one of the most experienced high-latitude sailors around. With over 200.000 nautical miles under his keel, he has experienced dream destinations like South Georgia, Antarctica, Greenland, Patagonia, and beyond.
We caught up with him while he and his wife Julia were getting their own boat Baltazar, a development of the high latitude design Damien II, ready for a three-week passage from New Zealand to French Polynesia to pick his brain about his experiences.
He is working with expedition logistics and ice piloting for EYOS Expeditions.
I have just published an updated edition of Sail to Svalbard. You can either order it directly from me or through Amazon.
If you want to read about sailing the Norwegian coast? Sail the Norwegian Coast: How and Why you should sail the most beautiful coast in the world – Kindle edition.
If you need information about sailing in the high latitudes check out the book I wrote with Bob Shepton: High Latitude Sailing – Self-sufficient sailing techniques for cold waters and winter seasons.