Monday, December 17, 2012

Issuma's Journey NW Passage = Sail World

Sail World reports on Issuma's navigating the northwest passage.  I hadn't known that Richard's great uncle Huberht was Shackleton's navigator.  Talk about coming from good stock! - gwc

"In 2011, Issuma, a 15m centreboard steel staysail schooner, sailed from east to west, skippered by Richard Hudson, who comes from a long line of sailing adventurers. His great-uncle [Huberht Hudson was navigaor aboard Endurance] Ernest Shackleton's ship on his famed, but ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-16. 
When undertaking the journey Richard, who had begun sailing at 12, had already sailed over 40,000 nautical miles and had been a teacher with the New York Community Sailing Association. His 7,500 mile journey started in Toronto on May 2, 2011, and ended June 3, 2012, when he docked in Victoria. Giant icebergs, pack ice, gales, fierce headwinds and equipment failures had not deterred him, but it was not as icy as they had anticipated and the journey was relatively trouble-free."
h/t Jesse Fradkin