Roger Taylor’s 2011 voyage

September 12, 2011 by

Yet another epic voyage to Northern waters, this time well into the Arctic and reaching a point north-west of Spitzbergen. If my map reading is correct it is approximately as shown by the green arrow on the Google Maps screenshot below:

Roger has kindly submitted an account of his travels which is reproduced here, and you can find more information on his own site


New articles this week

May 26, 2011 by


We have updates on the Boat Register, Chain-hawse, Mast, Roger Taylor / Mingming and Spray hood pages. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.

For sale and wanted

April 6, 2011 by

There is a healthy market for Corribees and Coromandels, and we get a number of advertisement requests each month from both buyers and sellers. Check the For Sale and Wanted page for our current ads – which currently includes a very tidy-looking bilge keeler in Stoke Gabriel (South Devon), and Tonga, a late mk2 fin-keeler ready for the season. Also well worth a look is Otter, a mk 2 and one of the few fitted with a Yanmar inboard diesel engine. Spares and fittings are always needed by restorers so if you have any un-needed parts available that others could use (especially spars, rigging and furling gear) an advertisement will get them to someone who can make good use of them.

We don’t have a formal payment system for the advertising page – all we ask is that it is boat-related and that you consider making a small donation to the site to help us cover our web hosting costs. Send an email to with the desired text and attach any photos you want to display. We recommend setting up a temporary email address (with, for example, Yahoo or Google) if you wish to avoid your main address becoming a spam target.

New reading material

January 8, 2011 by

New Corribee related magazine articles and books added to the Pictures / Books / Articles / Videos section plus a description of the pros and cons of various on board sanitation options and updates to the boat register.

Mingming and the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing

September 2, 2010 by


In his latest book, Roger recounts the three voyages he has made with Mingming during 2007, 2008 and 2009. More than a mere description of long-distance voyages though, the book is packed with passages that give an insight into the preparation and planning needed for such an extraordinary undertaking, from poring over charts to selecting a suitable drogue. A worthy successor to his first book, this really must deserve a place in everyone’s library.

Available from Rogers web site – or from Amazon here

Roger Taylors latest voyage

August 2, 2010 by

Read all about Roger Taylors latest voyage covering more than 4000 miles in his Junk rigged Corribee here. You can preorder Rogers latest book about his amazing voyages from Amazon here – it should also be available digitally on the Kindle shortly.

Jellyfish Adventures

June 6, 2010 by

Becky and Mary successfully completed their circumnavigation in 68 days, arriving back at their home port at Tollesbury on August 19th. They have raised around £7000 for the FACT bursuray fund, a magnificent achievement. You can catch up on all the latest news at Congratulations from the Corribee Website.


May 29, 2010 by


Henry has recently contacted us to let us know of the extensive restoration of his clinker built Corribee – obviously one of the first few ever built. He has compiled an interesting blog in French – Well worth a read (you may need some help with translation from Google) which details the work he has carried out since rescuing this attractive boat – it was due to for the bonfire!


May 16, 2010 by

Soggy feet? No more – Alan Mckeand has written a great article about his DIY duckboards. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list or email direct

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.