North Sails NEWS

July 1, 2015

Hailing from San Diego, CA, Ryan and Nicole Levinson tossed their lines last December in pursuit of adventure, and have since chased over 10,000 nautical miles of horizon.

We were lucky to meet Ryan Levinson through our local San Diego North Sails rep, Patrick Murray, who spoke of Ryan and his wife Nicole’s contagious energy and stubborn determination to achieve their life-long dream of traveling the world by sail. From San Diego, the pair made their way down the coast of Mexico before reaching the Marquesas Islands by way of a 3,000nm ocean crossing, and are currently anchored in the Tuamotus Islands.

“A sailboat needs wind like dreams need courage and when you have enough of both the adventures are endless.”

Resilience and a thirst for adventure are central to Ryan and Nicole’s incredible story, which draws back to a life-changing day in 1996 when Ryan’s doctor diagnosed him with FSH Muscular Distrophy. He met that challenge face-to-face, and has been relentless in his pursuit of experience ever since. Numerous athletic accomplishments have pushed him into the limelight, emerging as a local inspiration in Southern California and the world. The series Two Afloat will take you aboard SV Naoma to experience the journey with Ryan and Nicole, through their first hand accounts of plotting a course across oceans, to peaceful exotic respites,
and the sheer thrill of being at sea.