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Books

The Corribee Manual
The Corribee Owners Association
Digital DownloadPaperbackThe Corribee Manual is a collection of articles submitted to The Corribee Owners Association describing various methods of using and improving the Corribee and Coromandel range of boats.
51SRPYS54GL._SL160_ Isles of the West
Ian Mitchell
ISBN: 184158150XA voyage around some of the Western Isles of Scotland in a Corribee. While the purpose and main content of the book is about conservation issues, there are some interesting passages which give an insight into the cruising capabilities of the Corribee. Mixed reviews, as the author has some strong views on the work of the conservation bodies active in this part of the world, but from the Corribee owners point of view it has some useful content.
51A5XZ2J7HL._SL160_ Taking on the World
Ellen MacArthur
ISBN: 0141006978Most of the book is about Ellen’s epic solo round-the-world voyage of course. However, her solo UK voyage is described in great detail and there are some excellent photos of her Corribee, Iduna.
51RuhMM55xL._SL160_ Voyages of a Simple Sailor
Roger Taylor
ISBN: 9780955803505

An autobiography detailing Roger’s sailing adventures. More than this though, it gives an insight into single-handed sailing, the mental strains of dealing with heavy weather and a great deal of solid practical advice to anyone afloat in a small sailing craft.

For any Corribee owner who has been out in worse than they are comfortable with, Roger’s description of sailing through the overfalls off St Alban’s Head in a near-gale will reassure them:

‘I now felt confident enough to give Mingming a more severe test by deliberately putting her beam-on to a breaking crest… Over she went onto her beam ends. I expected that she would stay down, recovering slowly. To my amazement, she snapped up immediately.’

You can find a review of the book at: http://70point8percent.blogspot.com/search?q=corribee

  Mingming and the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing: More Voyages of a Simple Sailor
Roger Taylor
ISBN: 0955803519

In his next 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.

Mingming & the Tonic of Wildness: Yet More Voyages of a Simple Sailor
Roger Taylor
ISBN: 0955803535

In his latest book, Roger describes voyages to Baffin Island, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen and eighty degrees North.

51XEhlZEN+L._SL160_ Practial Junk Rig: Design, Aerodynamics and Handling
H.G. Hasler and J.K. McLeod
ISBN: 1888671386The bible for Junk Rigs.
41Xn+X44y7L._SL160_ The Chinese Sailing Rig: Design and Build Your Own Junk Rig
Derek Van Loan
ISBN: 0939837706Not exactly a beginners guide, but perhaps a more gentle (and much less expensive) introduction to junk rigs than Hasler and McLeod, this is where to look if you just want to know how to make a junk sail and what the various bits of string are for.
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Bill Belcher
ISBN: 0877421587Ken of Coromandel Yuan-Hang built a self steering system based on descriptions in this book. You can find some more information and some improvements he made here.

Magazine articles

Do you know of any Corribee / Coromandel related books or magazine articles not listed here? If so, please leave a comment or email corribeeeditors@googlemail.com so we can share them with others!

196811_YachtingMonthly_Corribee21_FairUseThumbnail_Page_1 Corribee Test Report
Yachting Monthly, November 1968Two page boat test starting on page 240.

Unfortunately, this article does not appear to be available online. A photocopy may be available from the YM Copy Service – telephone +44 (1202) 440832.

197812_144_PracticalBoatOwner_FirstTimeJunky_FairUseThumbnail_Page_1 First Time Junky, George Taylor
Practical Boat Owner, December 1978Four page boat test starting on page 45 of a junk rigged Corribee.

Click here to order PDF of article (GBP 4.95 as of 14/7/2009 – search for ‘Corribee’).

Click here to order the entire issue (GBP 2.00 as of 22/7/2009)

197905_149_PracticalBoatOwner_TwiceAccrossTheOcean_FairUseThumbnail_Page_1 Twice across the ocean, Alan Toone
Practical Boat Owner, May 1979A four page article starting on page 57. A description of preparing a Mk 2 Corribee for a return trip across the Atlantic.

Unfortunately, this article does not appear to be available online. A photocopy is available from the PBO Copy Service – telephone +44 (1202) 440832.

Click here to order the entire issue (GBP 2.00 as of 22/7/2009)

197906_150_PracticalBoatOwner_TheAtlanticDoubleCrossing_FairUseThumbnail_Page_1 The Atlantic Double Crossing, Alan Toone
Practical Boat Owner, June 1979A five page article starting on page 62. A detailed, if a little dry, technical description of sailing across the Atlantic, enjoying Antigua for ten days, then turning round and doing it again! Well worth a read.

Unfortunately, this article does not appear to be available online. A photocopy is available from the PBO Copy Service – telephone +44 (1202) 440832.

Click here to order the entire issue (GBP 2.00 as of 22/7/2009)

198209_221_PracticalBoatOwner_CoromandelFromNewbridgeBoats_FairUseThumbnail_Page_1 Coromandel from Newbridge Boats – A Jaunt with a Junk
Practical Boat Owner, September 1982Two page boat test starting on page 84.

Click here to order PDF of article (GBP 4.95 as of 14/7/2009 – search for ‘Coromandel’).

198209_yachtingmonthly_coromandelboattest_fairusethumbnail_page_1.jpg Coromandel Test Report
Yachting Monthly, September 1982Two page boat test starting on page 1741.

Unfortunately, this article does not appear to be available online. A photocopy may be available from the YM Copy Service – telephone +44 (1202) 440832.

198410_PracticalBoatOwner_NewbridgeAdvert_FairUseThumbnail Newbridge Advertisment
Practical Boat Owner, October 1984One page advertisment for Corribees and Coromandels.

Practical Boat Owner have kindly given permission for this to be download from here.

198602_295_PracticalBoatOwner_NewbridgeCorribee21_FairUseThumbnail_Page_1 Newbridge Corribee 21
Practical Boat Owner, February 1986Quarter page secondhand buying guide on page 74.

Click here to order PDF of article (GBP 1.95 as of 14/7/2009 – search for ‘Corribee’).

Click here to order the entire issue (GBP 2.00 as of 22/7/2009)

200110_YachtingMonthly_AZSecondHandBoats_FairUseThumbnail_eCorribee A-Z of secondhand boats
Yachting Monthly, October 2001A short three quarter page review of the Corribee and the Coromandel on page 107.

A photocopy may be available from the YM Copy Service – telephone +44 (1202) 440832.

Click here to order the entire issue (GBP 0.99 as of 22/7/2009)

200506_SailingToday_EnjoyTheIsleOfScilly_FairUseThumbnail_Page_1 Enjoy the Isles of Scilly, Victoria and Dominic March
Sailing Today, June 2005An article by Victoria and Dominic March on a summer cruise from the West Country to the Scillies in Opus Too.Victoria March and John Goode (editor of Sailing Today) have kindly given permission for us to reproduce the article here. Alternatively you can download the pdf file by clicking on the image thumbnail.
200603_471_PracticalBoatOwner_BlueChipBoats_FairUseThumbnail_Page_4 Blue Chip Boats, Andrew Simpson
Practical Boat Owner, March 2006Similar to the Yachting Monthly article above – a brief look at a number of ‘small to mid-sized secondhand cruising yachts that ooze quality’.

Unfortunately, this article does not appear to be available online. A photocopy may be available from the PBO Copy Service – telephone +44 (1202) 440832.

20090717_PracticalBoatOwner_KatieAndTheAllConqueringCorribee_FairUseThumbnail_StevePavey Katie and the all conquering Corribee
Practical Boat Owner, April 2007PBO go for a test sail in Elektra with Katie Miller just before her UK circumnavigation – an excellent article. Five page feature starting on page 70.

Click here to view up to three double pages (i.e. the entire article) for free or order Zinio Digital Magazine of entire issue (GBP 3.50 as of 15/7/2009)

Click here to order PDF of article (GBP 4.95 as of 14/7/2009 – search for ‘Corribee’).

200905_SailingToday_SmallBoatRoundBritain_FairUseThumbnail_Page_1 Solo around Britain, Jack Daly
Sailing Today, May 2009 (Issue 145)A five page article starting on page 84 describing how 16 year old Jack Daly sailed around the UK mainland in his bilge keeled Mk 2 Corribee PADIWAK.

Jack Daly and Duncan Kent (editor of Sailing Today) have kindly given permission for us to reproduce a pdf of this article here. Alternatively you can download the pdf file by clicking on the image thumbnail.

Click here to order online version of entire issue (GBP 2.50 as of 15/7/2009)

  Jester Challenge – The Brotherhood
Yachting World, August 2010A look at Jester Challenge competitors including Roger Taylor / Mingming with interesting photographs. Six page feature starting on page 68.

Click here to view up to three double pages (i.e. the entire article) for free or order Zinio Digital Magazine of entire issue (GBP 3.95 as of 7/1/2011)

  How minimum dare you go?
Practical Boat Owner, January 2011Sam Llewellyn promotes the virtues of Roger Taylor’s minimum boat Mingming. One page humour article on page 18.

Click here to view up to three double pages (i.e. the entire article) for free or order Zinio Digital Magazine of entire issue (GBP 3.95 as of 7/1/2011)

Pictures

To look at pictures of Corribees or Coromandels, go to the Corribee Owners Association Boat Register and click on the picture links under each boats name. If no links are listed, it means we have no pictures of that particular boat at the moment. If you have pictures you would like to contribute, please follow the instructions in the ‘Contribute’ section at the bottom of this page.

Podcasts

Roger Taylor has been interviewed in two episodes of the FurledSails podcast. You can listen here: Part 1 and Part 2.

Videos

YouTube channel for Corribee 107, Kudu:
http://www.youtube.com/user/onkudu

YouTube video of Corribee 148, Sea Bee:
Video 1

YouTube channel for Corribee 518, Padiwak:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Sailthedream

YouTube video of Corribee 533, Vixen:
Video 1

YouTube channel for Corribee Ming Ming:
http://www.youtube.com/user/junkming

Contribute

Do you have a story, information, brochure, manual, link or other relevant content that should be on this page? If so, we would be very grateful if you would leave it as a comment or email corribeeeditors@googlemail.com so we can post here – thanks!

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2 Responses to “Pictures/Books/Articles/Videos”

  1. Nick Baber Says:

    Some more Corribees spotted on Dylan’s excellent Keep Turning Left videos:
    KTL 053 8:17 blue corribee at Maldon
    Kyle 058 0:23 yellow corribee Jasmine at West Mersea 
    KTL 144 13.25 blue corribee on passage at Southwold 

  2. downwinddec Says:

    Sam Llewellyn’s Flotsam and Jetsam column in Practical Boat Owner is currently chronicling, among other things, his renovation of a Corribee.

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