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.
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.
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