Mingming and the Art of Minimal Ocean SailingMingming and the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing



The book covers three extraordinary voyages in the tiny yacht Mingming, carrying on from where Voyages of a Simple Sailor left off.

Author: Roger D. Taylor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780955803512

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The book covers three extraordinary voyages in the tiny yacht Mingming, carrying on from where Voyages of a Simple Sailor left off.

Mingming the Tonic of WildnessMingming the Tonic of Wildness



My first book, Voyages of a Simple Sailor, described how I arrived at the notion of simple sailing. The second, Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing, attempted to explain both the philosophy and the practice of this kind of ...

Author: Roger D. Taylor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780955803543

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In his third book, singlehanded sailor Roger Taylor ventures to even more remote seas in his tiny, junk-rigged yacht Mingming.

Mingming II the Impossible VoyageMingming II the Impossible Voyage



BY THE SAME AUTHOR: Voyages of a Simple Sailor Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing Mingming & the Tonic of Wildness Mingming II & the Islands of the Ice ROGER D. TAYLOR MIN GMING II & the Impossible Voyage Front Cover.

Author: Roger D. Taylor

Publisher: The FitzRoy Press

ISBN: 9780955803598

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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 those 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 into those lonely and usually icebound waters. On the way he weathers the most northerly point of the Svalbard islands before sailing due east along 81°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 Arctic voyages to the north-west and north-east of Svalbard, marks the culmination of nearly fifty years of small-boat ocean sailing. Taylor has been described in the yachting press as ‘one of the best sailing writers on this planets’ and ‘the best-balanced writer you will ever read’. His books combine vivid description with deep reflection, humour, an intimate knowledge of ocean species and a lifetime of practical sea-going experience.

Mingming II the Islands of the IceMingming II the Islands of the Ice



Roger D. Taylor. BY THE SAME AUTHOR: Voyages of a Simple Sailor Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing Mingming & the Tonic of Wildness ROGER D. TAYLOR MINGMING II & the Islands of the.

Author: Roger D. Taylor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780955803574

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In his fourth book, singlehanded sailor Roger D. Taylor takes us once more to the remote corners of the Arctic. Sailing his newly-created yacht Mingming II, Roger ventures into the Baring Sea and explores the islands of north-eastern Svalbard. During the 55-day voyage to waters seldom sailed in, he encounters everything from walruses to inquisitive humpback whales to massive ice cliffs, and nearly rescues a beautiful Russian girl from Bear Island. On his way back he makes his third visit to the island of Jan Mayen, deep in the Norwegian Sea, and there fulfils a long-held ambition. Acutely observational and well-laced with Taylor’s wry humour, the book is as much an exploration of what is possible with one man, one simple boat and one home-made sail, as a journey to some of the planet’s bleakest and most beautiful islands.

High Latitude SailingHigh Latitude Sailing



Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing, Roger D. Taylor (Fitzroy Press, 2010) Antarctic Oasis: Under the Spell of South Georgia, Tim and Pauline Carr (W. W. Norton, 1998) North to the Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic, ...

Author: Jon Amtrup

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472973252

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Sailing in cold waters is challenging, but hugely rewarding. And when you venture into the high latitudes you find yourself in some of the world's last real wildernesses. In recent years climate change has made these regions more accessible to small boats, and it is now possible to venture further afield in search of adventure. With practical advice, stunning photography and first-hand accounts of voyages from world-renowned experts, this book offers hard-won wisdom on all aspects of sailing in cold waters: · Preparing yourself: good routines, assessing risk and preparing your crew · Preparing your boat: design, heating, engine, steering, anchors and electrics · Sailing in ice: instrumentation, charts, and what to do when you get stuck · Safety: MOB, polar bears, glaciers and dinghy procedure · Communication: VHF, satellite and SSB · Weather: interpreting GRIB files and reading ice charts · Anchoring and mooring: types and numbers of anchors and mooring lines · Clothes: hiking and skiwear; the three-layer principle · Cruising areas: Svalbard, Antarctica, South Georgia and many more Whether it's tackling the North-West Passage aboard your own yacht or a more modest voyage, heading to Antarctica or keeping your boat in the water for the quieter and often more beautiful winter season, this book is essential reading for all sailors preparing for enjoyable and safe sailing in cold waters.

Amazing Sailing StoriesAmazing Sailing Stories



Chapter 12 MingMing and the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing by Roger D Taylor, The Fitzroy Press, 2010. Chapter 13 Down Channel, R. T. McMullen, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1949. Chapter 14 The Marine Accident Investigation Branch Report and an ...

Author: Dick Durham

Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited

ISBN: 9781119952626

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Set sail on a thrilling journey to discover some of the most exciting tales of adventure afloat. There’s every sort of vessel from majestic square rigger to humble homemade yacht. Journey around gale-whipped headlands and survive mountainous seas – or turn the page to discover the delights of cruising among the islands of a tropical paradise. The exploits of sailing’s greatest names are recounted, along with an eclectic mix of tales that never made the headlines, yet make compelling reading. Discover a treasure trove of sailing stories from across centuries, and from the four corners of the globe. This is wonderful reading for anyone with a love of sailing and the sea.