Its been a while my friends and I would apologize, but I’m not going to. I will however share some things that have been brewing in the crew of Empiricus. The past six years of my life, have been dedicated to completing a task, most arduous and that task is behind me now. In 2010 […]
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Back porch views are separated from mountaintop views by a vast expanse of worthwhile sacrifice. Samantha and I had just crossed the Gulf of Alaska for the second time in a month when I had that thought. Our sailing logistics company has taken off, and we are quite busy, delivering sailboats between Seattle, Washington and […]
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I personally hope that you WANT SOMETHING AMAZING out of this life gift you have been given. If you don’t want something, you may settle for anything that lands in your lap. None of us really want “anything”, because anything could end up being nothing at all….. With that in mind, I hope […]
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I began writing a small series on Arctic Ice Tactics this fall. Ocean Navigator Magazine has published one of the articles in the March 2015 issue.
Ocean Navigator is an all business magazine for serious sailors and we are proud to have contributed to the sailing community through this publication for the second time.
Capt. Jesse Osborn
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So far this has been the most amazing year of my life. WOW! Life lived well has gained momentum and we’ve been so busy living out our plans and dreams! Because of that, I have not blogged much, and I apologize. Today I remedy that and regain traction here at Empiricusembarks. OK. Here we go! […]
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In the spring of 2014 adapted an aircraft Astrocompass, for use at sea. https://empiricusembarks.com/2014/06/22/if-it-cannot-be-bought-it-must-be-built/ I did this by gutting an old Wood Freeman Autopilot compass, which was gimbal mounted. Then replaced the magnetic compass works, with a standard astrocompass mount. Then Samantha and I packed the works up to the Arctic, where Empiricus lay waiting […]
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thank you for spending this year with us aboard Empiricus! We have enjoyed sharing and receiving your feedback as we explored the Northwest Passage. This year will be no less amazing and we are grateful for your interest! Merry Christmas to you all and God bless 2015! Jesse and Samantha sv Empiricus
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“STORMR” Product review from a sailors perspective. By Capt. Jesse Osborn and the crew of SV Empiricus. 2012-2014 In 2012, I was preparing to sail the fabled Northwest Passage. Having the right foul weather gear was going to be important. As I discussed this with a friend, he told me about this new company called […]
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Joining us as a guest or crew member could be a great way to explore the lifestyle if global cruising under sail, without cutting ties to shore. It is also a great, one of a kind vacation, like no other you can find. We tend to stay off the beaten path and you can join […]
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On September 1, 2014, just after our 1st attempt at the Northwest Passage’s infamous Bellot Straight, we vowed not to make another, until we had a got, clear ice report. We were prepared and ready to return to Gjoa Haven for the winter, if need be and in the mean time sat drifting in calm […]
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