Expedition & Sailing Trips

SY Polarwind

Design: Reinke
Builder: Deutzer Werft, Köln
Length: 16.40 m
Beam: 4.50 m
Draft: 1.80 m
Displacement: ca. 20 t
Motors: 2 Yanmar à 55 PS
Speed: 6.5 knots
Cabins: 3
Bunks: 6

Skipper Osvaldo Escobar Torres

Skipper Osvaldo Escobar Torres
The Skipper Escobar Torres, Chilean citizen, was born in 1976. Already at the age of 16he visited the Navy and discovered his passions for the ocean. For 6 years he was deployed at different naval bases at the archipelago "Tierra del Fuego". Back then he received all necessary ship master's certificates. Following his time in the Navy he stayed in Patagonia and studied tourism management in Punta Arenas. During his studies he worked as co-skipper, and later skipper, on board a German sailboat based in Ushuaia. By 2006 he had sailed around Cape Horn over 60 times and completed 8 Antarctic expeditions. He speaks Spanish, English and German, and possesses a base knowledge of Portuguese and Italian.