(scroll down for schedule)

Hot, tropical, exotic. Scenic islands, a long coastline and friendly people of a different culture make Brazil a fascinating and memorable place to sail.

Length: 35 - 40 minutes before questions


The Northwest Passage -- the Arctic passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, usually blocked by ice, is sometimes navigable. Issuma's 9,000 mile journey started in Toronto, and ended in Victoria. Giant icebergs, pack ice, gales, fierce headwinds and equipment failures added to the challenges.

Length: 35 - 40 minutes before questions


Issuma's voyage to Antarctica.

Length: 35 - 40 minutes before questions




Lying at the bottom of South America, its rain-drenched, mountainous coast lashed by the strong winds of the Roaring Forties and Furious Fifties, sparsely-populated Patagonia is a remote, wild and spectacular place. This is the story of a voyage down the Pacific, from Vancouver, to remote and mysterious Easter Island and then to and through the islands and fjords of Southern Chile's Patagonia.

Length: 35 - 45 minutes before questions


Finding himself unexpectedly without crew in remote St Helena, and wanting to get to North America before hurricane season, Richard Hudson sailed his 50' schooner, Issuma, singlehanded from the South Atlantic island of St Helena to Virginia. Almost two months alone at sea was a great experience for him, which he will explain, as well as share some of the technical details involved in singlehanded passagemaking.

Length: 20 minutes before questions

Presentation Schedule:

Date Time Presentation Location
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 7:30PM To Patagonia World Cruising Club, meeting at
Mimico Cruising Club, Mimico, Ontario
Optional dinner starts at 6:30PM, presentation starts at 7:30PM
Open to the public, $5 fee for non-members
Wed March 21, 2018 noon Two Months Alone Shellbacks, meeting at
Royal Canadian Yacht Club,
75 Prince Arthur, Toronto
Open to the public, free admission, but you must buy lunch, (lunch is good), which costs $25

Sat, Feb 3, 2018 1PM To Patagonia American Schooner Association annual meeting, Mystic, CT
Sat & Sun, Jan 12&13, 2018 To Patagonia Toronto Boat Show, Toronto
Wed Jan 3, 2018 noon The Cold South Shellbacks, meeting at
Royal Canadian Yacht Club
, 75 Prince Arthur, Toronto
Back to Issuma