Roger Taylor, winner of the 2009 Jester Award
, has just returned from a solo 55 day, 3332 NM non stop journey from the north of England
to the Svalbard Archipelago in the North Barent Sea and back to England
. He sailed his 24 foot Achilles, Mingming II, which he completely redesigned and rebuilt over a two year period and rigged with a free standing junk rig--a sailplan he carried over from his first boat Mingming I-a junk rigged Corribee. For a fascinating look at this remarkable journey go to:
Good luck and good sailing.