Swan Program for Fall, 2021

Fall, 2021 Swan Program Schedule

This always fills up quickly with OPO members as it is a short full two days on the water plus two days at the show including accommodations aboard right next to the show.

Huntington NY to the Annapolis Boat Show -  Arrive Sunday evening Oct 10th and depart Oct 11th aboard the Swan 48 Avocation with Hank Schmitt skippering both legs. Spend two nights aboard dockside next to the show and see the show Thursday and Friday (depart Friday am) - $1,200 all included except travel and meals ashore.

Annapolis Boat Show to Huntington NY after seeing the boat show - Arrive Friday Oct 15th and see the show Friday and Saturday and then sail back to Huntington NY aboard Avocation and travel home after 2 day sail Tuesday Oct 19th. $1,200 all included except travel and meals ashore.

Newport to St. Maarten in the NARC Rally

There are only two Swans sailing in the NARC Rally this October 30th to November 17th. But Andrew Burton will also join us with his 4 cabin Baltic 47 "Masquerade."

Crew Arrive in Newport Thursday Oct 28th and fly home from St. Maarten November 17th.

  1. Swan 48 Avocation with Hank Schmitt skippering
  2. Swan 65 with Johnathan Ishmael skippering
  3. Baltic 47 skippered by Andrew Burton*

The cost is $3,500 all-inclusive except travel to and from the boat and meals and drinks ashore outside of the rally socials schedule.

Trans-Atlantic and Feeder Passage Opportunities

We have three big Swans departing from the Canary Islands Nov 21st 2021. Arrive Nov 14th, up to one week early for any of the 3 trans-ats.

  1. Swan 68 Aphrodite with Murray Jacob skippering the boat in the ARC from Las Palmas to St. Lucia. $6,000 and is full (Wait list for cancellations).
  2. Swan 68 sailing from Santa Cruz Tenerife to St. Maarten with owner and friend Fabio Scalza aboard. $4,995 Nov 21st to Dec 10th.
  3. Swan 56 sailing from Santa Cruz Tenerife to Antigua with owner and repeat OPO skipper Andreas Jaunsen. $4,995 Nov 21st to about Dec 9th add a few days for a sail to Barbuda and back by Dec 13th for $500.

Feeder Legs from Las Palmas and Sweden to Canary Islands

  1. We also have feeder legs for both the Swan 68 with Tania Aebi and Maurizio sailing from Palma to the La Palmas Canary Islands 3 weeks from Oct 9th to Oct 30th. (Two berths left) $3,500 for 3 weeks all-inclusive except travel and meals ashore.
  2. Swan 56 from Henan Sweden to Tenerife Canary Islands Oct 16th to Nov 6th $2,000 all-inclusive except ravel and meals ashore. (4 berths left).


* Andy grew up sailing in the Pacific Northwest waters around Victoria, British Columbia. An avid dinghy racer, he started teaching at his father’s sailing school when he was 14 and at age 16, sailed aboard a wooden Hilliard-designed ketch from Victoria to San Diego, beginning a life-long appreciation for offshore sailing.

Since then he has logged more than 350,000 miles as a delivery skipper and owner of Adventure Sailing, a company he started to introduce sailors to offshore sailing using the Nautor Swan charter fleet in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is an excellent navigator using traditional and modern methods and is familiar with the waters of the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both coasts of North and Central America from Alaska and Nova Scotia to the Panama Canal, and Cape Town, South Africa.

Having completed seven trans-Atlantic passages and three Panama Canal transits, he has captained boats offshore as diverse as a production 31-foot sloop designed for the Caribbean charter trade, catamarans, and a 110-foot motor yacht.



Masquerade is a Finnish-built Baltic 47, one of the best production boats of her size in the world.

She has just undergone an extensive refit that included new refrigeration, a couple of new sails, new running rigging, a complete rig inspection that included replacing a couple of shrouds and re-heading the rest, and a complete B&G electronics package with a 12" Zeus plotter at the helm and 20/20s at the mast.

Accommodations consist of four cabins; the captain's cabin aft to port and three double cabins each with a comfortable upper and lower berth with lee cloth. The forward head has a manually operated toilet while the aft head features an electric toilet.

The galley, nav station, and roomy saloon complete the interior.


How to Qualify for a Passage

The more you know, the more you'll get out of your passage with Adventure Sailing.

No offshore experience is required, but if you have it, we will help you hone your skills.

In order to get the most out of your time at sea with us you should possess basic sailing skills such as how to "hand, reef, and steer." Especially, you should know how to steer a compass course. Most of our time at sea we won't be using the autopilot. Sitting in the cockpit watching "Otto" steer the boat does nothing to hone your skills, but steering in waves certainly does!