Issuma

11 September 2021 | Little Bay, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada
27 August 2021 | Grey River
26 August 2021 | Grand Bruit
26 July 2021 | Isle Valen
26 June 2021 | Isle Valen
07 June 2021 | Oderin
04 June 2021
11 May 2021 | Oderin
05 May 2021 | Oderin
04 May 2021 | Oderin
04 April 2021
20 February 2021 | Little Bay, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada
12 February 2021 | Little Bay, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada
06 February 2021
26 January 2021 | Little Bay, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada
25 January 2021
24 January 2021 | Little Bay, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada
16 January 2021
03 January 2021
31 December 2020 | Little Bay, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada

Last Sail of the Year

31 December 2020 | Little Bay, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada
Richard Hudson
My last sail of the year in Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada, on New Years Eve.

The forecast was for light winds in the morning, steadily building to a southerly gale in the late afternoon.

We got off the dock just after 0800, and started setting sails immediately in a very light tailwind. The picture was taken in Little Bay, where Issuma is now docked, by Francis Farrell.


Several ropes were frozen, so getting the sails set was slow. We weren't able to set the jib at all because the sheets were too swollen to get through a turning block.

With a reefed main (not shown) for balance and two staysails, we pleasantly sailed Mortier Bay (where Marystown and Little Bay are) for almost three hours. Then the cold wind picked up and encouraged dousing the sails and motoring back to the dock for a celebratory drink below in the warm cabin.
Comments
Vessel Name: Issuma
Vessel Make/Model: Damien II, 15m/50' steel staysail schooner with lifting keel
Extra: Designed for Antarctica. Built in France by META in 1981. Draft 1.3m/4.5' with keel up, 3.2m/10.5' with keel down. More details at http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/issumaboat/IssumaDetails.htm
Home Page: http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/
Social:
Issuma's Photos - Main
Survey pictures taken of Shekin V
14 Photos
Created 29 April 2008