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    Default Roger Taylor and Ming Ming II

    http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/plus/...at-mingming-ii

    The sea is my destination. I'm not a caravanner,' he says uncompromisingly. Roger sailed 20,000 miles in six years aboard the first Mingming I, a junk-rigged 20ft Corribee. His voyages included a foray into the Davis Strait west of Greenland, a circumnavigation of Iceland, and a voyage to the isolated Arctic island of Jan Mayen. In 2006, he retired in mid-Atlantic from the Plymouth to Newport Jester challenge and in 2008 completed the Azores Jester challenge in 21 days. This would be serious stuff for any yachtsman, let alone a solo sailor in an engineless boat 9ft shorter than the dragons flitting round the cans on the other side of the sea wall from the boatyard where Roger is working.
    An extremely competent sailor of small yachts.
    At the age of 62 I have come to realise that you can't breed out stupidity.

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    Default Re: Roger Taylor and Ming Ming II

    Gary, a little project for next time.

    Try to work out what the marketing guy wants you to do then do precisely the opposite.

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    Default Re: Roger Taylor and Ming Ming II

    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/plus/...at-mingming-ii


    An extremely competent sailor of small yachts.
    Thanks for this. I've been picking away at the stories on his website - pretty impressive. So many of these bluewater sailors do amazing voyages in boats that seem less than ideal. I guess it just proves that it's (mostly) the man and not the boat.

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    Default Re: Roger Taylor and Ming Ming II

    It has a lot to do with how the man (*or Woman) organises the boat.

    * Didn't want to seem gender specific.
    At the age of 62 I have come to realise that you can't breed out stupidity.

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    Default Re: Roger Taylor and Ming Ming II

    Oh, a different Roger Taylor.

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