MINGMING II & the IMPOSSIBLE VOYAGE



With illustrations from the author's log-book


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'The best-balanced writer you will ever read.'
Tom Cunliffe, Yachting World




Mingming II & the Impossible VoyageCover


FROM THE BACK COVER:

Far to the north of Russia, across the cold waters of the Barents Sea, lies the desolate archipelago known as Franz Josef Land. Hidden away still further to the north and west of these islands is one of the most inaccessible and least known seas on this planet - the Queen Victoria Sea. In his fifth book of voyages, Roger Taylor describes his successful attempt to sail singlehanded into these lonely and usually icebound waters in his largely self-built and engineless yacht Mingming II. On the way he weathers the most northerly point of the Svalbard islands before sailing due east along 81 degrees North to the north-west coast of Franz Josef Land. Pack-ice would normally render such a route impossible. This voyage, which linked the endpoints of Taylor's two previous voyages to the north-west and north-east of Svalbard, marks the culmination of nearly fifty years of small-boat ocean sailing.


   

 



Praise for 'Voyages of a Simple Sailor'

"Three of the best-written accounts of seagoing under sail that I have read in many a year."
Colin Jarman, Sailing Today

"A marvellous book of the sea." Sea Breezes


Praise for 'Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing'


"Without question the best thing I've read in any sailing genre for donkey's years."
Dick Durham, Yachting Monthly

"Serious small-craft sailing...a must-have for every sailor's library" Small Craft Advisor


Roger Taylor was born by the sea, of sea-faring stock, and has been sailing for well over fifty years. He is a recipient of the
Ocean Cruising Club's Jester Medal for 'an outstanding contribution to the art of single-handed sailing', and the Royal Cruising Club's Medal for Seamanship for 'exploits of legendary proportions'. His best-selling sailing books have been translated into French and Russian.

Published by The FitzRoy Press. 258 pages. 19 black and white photographs.

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