MINGMING & THE TONIC OF WILDNESS


Yet More Voyages of a Simple Sailor


STORMS - MOUNTAINS


'Few first-person narratives of voyages are as powerful.'
Sam Llewellyn, Cruising


'Stunning. Had Melville been a solo sailor this is the book he would have written.''
Dick Durham, Yachting Monthly


'Wonderful prose...without doubt one of the most inspirational books you will read.' .'
Jake Kavanagh, Sailing Today


'An enthralling book about mind boggling voyages...' '
Colin Jarman, East Coast Sailing


Mingming and the Snaefellsjokull, west Iceland


FROM THE BACK COVER:


In his third book Roger Taylor ventures to even more remote seas in his tiny junk-rigged Corribee Mingming. The first voyage, across the North Atlantic to Baffin Island, is curtailed when Taylor is injured in a storm in the Davis Strait. Unwilling to sail on into the ice with a broken rib, he turns round and re-crosses the Atlantic to Plymouth, completing a non-stop voyage of over 4000 miles. The second voyage takes the reader to Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen and on to 80°North, virtually as close as it is possible to sail to the North Pole. During these two voyages Taylor spends well over four months at sea, observing and reflecting on the sea itself, its wildlife, its attraction, and man's uneasy relationship with it.



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. In January 2010 he was awarded the Jester Medal by the Ocean Cruising Club for 'an outstanding contribution to the art of single-handed sailing.' His best-selling sailing books have been translated into French and Russian.

Published by The FitzRoy Press. 304 pages. 33 black and white photographs.

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