the glacier bay parka

Introducing our icon and first-ever winter parka – The Glacier Bay Parka – re-engineered in a new tonal design.

Back in 2002, Sail Racing got the assignment to outfit an expedition crew headed for Antarctica that was led by Richard Brisius and one of the most experienced around the world sailor, Magnus ”Mange” Olsson. The group was driven by the desire to retrace one of the most significant, yet nearly forgotten, voyages to the Antarctic 100 years earlier, the expedition of Otto Nordenskjöld. The crew was provided with clothes for sailing in the extremely cold environment and windy conditions they would face on a daily basis. The result was the collection Sail Antarctica Expedition. Today, this collection is used by, among others, the sailing legend Skip Novak, Martin Enckell, and Paul Nicklen on various expeditions.

Since 2002, we have constructed and created 5 different versions of the Glacier Bay Parka, each one with improvements and new technology but with the same DNA still in place. 

our icon re-engineered

glacier bay parka

Detachable hood
Molded brim at the top of the hood with channels for water run-off
Sail Antarctica Expedition badge at chest
Expedition Leader

Martin Enckell

Long-time Test Team member and expedition leader Martin Enckell has stood at the Geographical North Pole seven times and has been returning yearly to the Antarctic and the high Arctic since 1999. He is now in his 24th season.

Martin Enckell started his expedition journey year 1994, he has worked on 40+ expedition ships, boats, and yachts around the world.

He has been a part of the Sail Racing Test Team since 2010 and is involved in developing our Sail Antarctica Expedition collection.

Martin Enckell
Molded Sail Racing logo
YKK water-resistant zippers
iInsulated with 200g Primaloft®
Expedition Leader

Dagny Ívarsdóttir

Dagny started her journey as a polar expedition guide almost a decade ago with her base in Reykjavík, Iceland. 

For the last two years, she has worked as an Expedition leader, spending most of her time in Antarctica and Greenland, when she's not working from her own country.

Dagny Ívarsdóttir