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. Richard Hudson has sailed 80,000 miles, in the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic and Southern oceans, including a circumnavigation of the Americas. Richard started sailing when he was 12 or 13 in lug-rigged, converted ship's lifeboats in Toronto Harbour. Most of his voyages, including this one, are sailed with people he finds for crew. On this occasion, Richard will tell us of his 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. We look forward to seeing you there for this exciting presentation.
Richard Hudson has sailed about 80,000 miles, including a circumnavigation of the Americas, from the Northwest Passage to Antarctica. Richard started sailing when he was 12 or 13 in Toronto Harbour, on antique, converted, ship's lifeboats with dipping-lug rigs. Most of his voyages, including this one, are sailed with people he finds for crew. He has been sailing his current boat, Issuma, a steel, centerboard, Damien II-design schooner, since 2008.