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.
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 jellyfishadventures.blogspot.com. Congratulations from the Corribee Website.
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 – http://korrigan.heoblog.com 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!
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.
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 / Mingming, Stoves and Woodwork pages. Would you like to contribute an article? Check out our new article wish list.
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.
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!