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Adventure Sailing on Issuma Video, Part #1

26 March 2020
Richard Hudson


The story of sailing to cold, remote Baffin Island in Northern Canada on Issuma. This is Part 1, there are more to follow.

Of Doors and Shovels

21 March 2020
Richard Hudson
After many months away, I returned to Issuma in Newfoundland, yesterday. This was the view from the cockpit.

Since Issuma is a high-latitude expedition boat, she carries a snow shovel. Unfortunately, the shovel was inside, and the snow was blocking the door :) .

Fortunately, I had left a scrap piece of wood in the cockpit (just visible to the left of the door), so shoveled enough snow with that to allow me to open the door far enough to get the shovel from down below.

Sailboats in winter can be so interesting :)

Snowed In

21 March 2020 | Twillingate, Newfoundland
Richard Hudson
After many months away, I returned to Issuma in Newfoundland, yesterday. The wind was howling and it was still snowing.

A Tale of Survival

04 March 2020
Richard Hudson


This is a story from my past about survival on the Alaskan tundra after losing my kayak in the Bering Sea.

If you enjoy the video, please Like and/or Comment on it on YouTube.

Sailing Patagonia presentation

10 February 2020
Richard Hudson
This Wednesday evening I'm giving a free presentation on sailing in wild, remote, Patagonia at Whitby Yacht Club, on Gordon Street in Whitby (Ontario, Canada).

Optional BBQ dinner starts at 6PM (cost is $4, and please bring a plate/knife/fork and a salad or dessert to share).

The presentation starts at 7PM and runs for about an hour, including questions.

You are invited!
If you'd like to come, please let me know.

Upcoming Presentations

24 January 2020
Richard Hudson
I'm presenting at the Toronto Boat Show this week and weekend:
Fri. Jan 24th @ 3:30pm (Salon 107) - "Sailing to Antarctica"

Sat. Jan 25th @ 12pm (Presentation Theatre)- "How to Achieve Your Cruising Dream"

Sun. Jan 26th @ 2pm (Presentation Theatre) - "Sailing to Antarctica


Next week, on Wednesday, January 29, I'm making two presentations: At noon, for the Shellbacks Club, meeting at Royal Canadian Yacht Club, 75 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, I'll be talking about Sailing to Newfoundland.


On Wednesday evening, I'll be presenting Sailing to Mexico & Easter Island at Whitby Yacht Club, dinner ($4, plus bring a salad or dessert) starts at 6PM, presentation starts about 7:10PM).

All these presentations are open to the public. Please email me if you have any questions.

Presentations at Toronto Boat Show

16 January 2020
Richard Hudson
I am presenting at the Toronto Boat Show this weekend, next week, and the following weekend.

I'm doing two presentations, Sailing to Antarctica, and How to Achieve Your Cruising Dream.

If you're in the Toronto area, the boat show is definitely worth going to. It is at the Enercare Centre at the Canadian National Exhibition.

My presentation schedule is below, in addition, there are many other presenters, with a full schedule available on the Toronto Boat Show website

Sat. Jan 18th @ 3:00pm (Salon 108) - "Sailing to Antarctica"

Sun. Jan 19th @ 11am (Salon 108) - "How to Achieve Your Cruising Dream"

Mon. Jan 20th @ 1:30pm (Salon 107) - "Sailing to Antarctica"

Tues. Jan 21st @ 4pm (Presentation Theatre) - "How to Achieve Your Cruising Dream"

Wed. Jan 22nd @ 2pm (Presentation Theatre) - "Sailing to Antarctica"

Thurs. Jan 23rd @ 1pm (Presentation Theatre) - "How to Achieve Your Cruising Dream"

Fri. Jan 24th @ 3:30pm (Salon 107) - "Sailing to Antarctica"

Sat. Jan 25th @ 12pm (Presentation Theatre)- "How to Achieve Your Cruising Dream"

Sun. Jan 26th @ 2pm (Presentation Theatre) - "Sailing to Antarctica

Durrell Harbor, near Twillingate, Newfoundland

15 November 2019
Richard Hudson
The sun was shining, and the wind was light today in northern Newfoundland. Issuma is being stored ashore, off to the right (not visible in this picture).

Sailing to Easter Island and Patagonia -- upcoming presentation

15 November 2019
Richard Hudson
I'm giving my presentation on Sailing to Easter Island & Patagonia twice this month, in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

This is the story of a sailboat voyage down the Pacific, from Vancouver to remote, mysterious Easter Island, then to and through the wild, wind-swept fjords and channels of Southern Chile's Patagonian coast. Both presentations are open to the public.

1st Date: Monday, Nov 18, 2019, at 4:30PM at Hell Bay Brewing, 38 Legion Street, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2nd Date: Friday, Nov 29, 2019, doors open at 7PM, presentation starts at 8PM, in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. This one is at a party, so if you'd like to come, please email me and I'll send you the address.

How to Achieve Your Cruising Dream -- Upcoming Presentation

31 October 2019
Richard Hudson
Next Wednesday, November 6, I'll be presenting How to Achieve Your Cruising Dream to the Shellbacks Club, meeting at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, 75 Prince Arthur Blvd, Toronto.

This is an informative presentation, of interest to anyone thinking of or dreaming about going off cruising.

This is a lunch presentation. Lunch costs about $26, and is very good. You'll want to arrive about noon to order lunch and get a seat. The presentation will start about 1240, and finish about 1:40PM.
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/
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