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