About Magnus Day
Magnus Day is a commercial Yachtmaster Ocean qualified lifelong sailor with over 150,000 sea miles in his wake, most of them as captain.
He began sailing in the high latitudes in 2005 with a circumnavigation of South Georgia onboard Skip Novak’s Pelagic Australis and a trip to Antarctica with 150’ square rigger Bark Europa. He has been back almost every year since on a number of different vessels, skippering Pelagic Australis from 2011 to 2015 on many expeditions to South Georgia and Antarctica, and around the South Atlantic from Cape Horn to Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro. In February 2016 he returned to Antarctica with the original Pelagic, sailing to the far south of Marguerite Bay in an attempt to explore yet further.
Magnus’s passion for polar exploration has also led him to the Arctic, with expeditions to Canada’s Baffin Island, Greenland and Spitsbergen. In the northern summer of 2015 he was picked to captain British adventurer David Hempleman-Adams' upcoming attempt to circumnavigate the Arctic Ocean in one season via Russia’s Northern Sea Route (the North East Passage) and the fabled Northwest Passage through northern Canada.
Having led more than 400 people to the ice on their own boats as well as charter boats, he has gained a broad understanding of high latitude areas and how to prepare boats and people for extreme conditions.
Magnus takes great pleasure in helping clients plan and execute a challenging expedition, as well as accompanying them and watching them grow in knowledge, experience and confidence. He is equally comfortable taking a back seat on an owner’s boat, offering his advice and expertise as and when it is required, as he is skippering the whole voyage.