Iskra : Atlantic Crossings
Iskra became well known as the boat of Frank Mulville who wrote several yachting books, including Schooner Integrity, an excellent and exciting tale of taking on the sea in an unseaworthy boat. In Iskra, Frank crossed the Atlantic and back in 1970, followed by voyages to Norway as far north as the Sognefjord, and to Denmark, Holland, and France. Following a major refit in 1973, he again crossed the Atlantic in 1974 which is the voyage in which he encountered Schooner Integrity. After another trip to Norway, Iskra again went to America, this time with 400 copies of his book Schooner Integrity on board as cargo. Frank died in1997, Iskra being inherited by his son. It was Frank who changed the name from Calva when he bought her.
Schooner Integrity is a classic of sailing literature.
Some of Frank Mulville's later books were about Iskra.
Built : 1930 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 30' 0"
LWL : 28' 6"
Beam : 9' 6"
Draught : 5' 0"
Displacement : 10 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 162164
Iskra Custodians & Home Ports
Adrian Mulville (1997-?) Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, England
Frank Mulville (1970-1997) Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, England
Jeremy J Fraser (1967-1969) Southampton, England
RM Martin (1962-1966) Portsmouth, England
HB Ashby (1959-1961) Salcombe, Devon, England
L Le Sueur (1949-1958) Jersey, Channel Islands
AJR Fraser Taylor (1938-1948) Littlehampton, England
RA & RP Maxfield (?-1936-1937) Littlehampton. England
Capt RB Drake MM (?-1931-1934-?) Littlehampton, England
• Wooden Boat's 1980 article about crossing the Atlantic in Iskra (PDF)
Page last updated : August 2017