Mingming and The Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing by Roger Taylor

April 19, 2010 by


Roger has planned another lengthy passage this year in Mingming, the junk rigged Corribee that has already covered thousands of nautical miles of deep-water sailing. He writes:

‘This year I’m due to sail  in the Jester Challenge to Newport, Rhode Island. However I had already been thinking of taking the northern Transatlantic route, and if conditions are right I may possibly divert even further north to make my landfall at Cape Dyer, Baffin Island, instead. This would bring Mingming and me into the Arctic Circle to the west of Greenland, via the Davis Strait, thus mirroring last year’s voyage into the east  Greenland ice and the Denmark Strait.’

His second book is due to be published and has already received excellent reviews from  Sailing Today and Practical Boat Owner, amongst others. It covers three lengthy voyages in Mingming, including a trip to the Azores and the northern passages. Visit Roger’s site The Simple Sailor for some more information and to order what promises to be another fascinating read.

You can also preorder from Amazon here.

New articles this week

February 12, 2010 by

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Declan McKiinney has written an article about his experience of his first year of sailing a junk rigged Corribee. A couple of interesting podcasts with Roger Taylor can be found in the new podcast section of Pictures/Books/Articles/Videos. We also have updates on the Anchors, Bilge pump, Boat Register, For sale and wanted, Insurance, Mast, Roger Taylor / MingmingStoves and Woodwork pages. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.

The Corribee Manual is now available!

February 5, 2010 by

We are very excited to announce that The Corribee Manual is now available for purchase from Lulu.com today. It is available as a 191 page digital download or spiral bound paperback book and includes a voucher for 12 months free membership of The Corribee Owners Association (terms and conditions apply). We thank The Corribee Owners Association for allowing us to offer this and hope that you will support them and us by purchasing a copy.

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January 15, 2010 by

New articles this week

November 8, 2009 by

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Declan McKinney has written articles about sail graphics and guard rails. Jay Blackburn has details about his refit. The 3D model of the woodwork is pretty close to complete for the Mk2. Lots of updates to the boat register. The rate of submissions has slowed dramatically – would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list!

New articles this week

September 9, 2009 by

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Practical Boat Owner have kindly given us permission to reproduce a nice Newbridge advert- find it on the Pictures/Books/Articles/Video page. New pages on bilge pumps and hull repairs. Updates to the antifouling, boat register, for sale and wanted, Roger Taylor / Mingming, sail handling, stoves and woodwork pages. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.

New articles this week

August 31, 2009 by

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Sailing today have kindly given us permission to reproduce Jack Daly’s Solo around Britain article – find it on the Pictures/Books/Articles/Video page. Roger Taylor has added videos to his Greenland, Jan Mayen and Iceland voyage page. In addition, new pages on surveys and metalwork.  Updates to the 3D models, antifoulingboat register, cockpit drains, Internet connectivity, stoves, windows and woodwork pages. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.

New articles this week

August 25, 2009 by

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Amazing adventure – read about Roger Taylor’s 48 day voyage to Greenland, Jan Mayen and Iceland that he made this summer, dicing with icebergs en route. We also have the beginnings of a new page about the various bits of woodwork in a Corribee. We also have updates to the antifouling, boat register and stoves pages. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.

New articles this week

August 15, 2009 by

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Quieter week this week (everyone out on the water?), but loads of good stuff. sCorribee has added some new photos to his boom tent page. The beginnings of 3D CAD models for the various models have been started – all assistance gratefully received. Alan McKeand has started a new page on anchors. Declan McKinney and others have described what antifouling works for them. Updates on the boat register, interior lining and trailers pages and a new help with rebuilds page. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.

Help with rebuilds

August 12, 2009 by

Several owners doing rebuilds have suggested that it would be useful if there was somewhere where they can ask for specific assistance, for example for pictures of specific items that may be very damaged or missing on their boats. Click here to reach a new page to do just that.


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