Roger Taylor talks about 81 Degrees North… 28 Feb 2019
The last of the close season Cruiser Fleet Lunches was held on Sunday 24th February.
A carvery meal for over fifty members and guests was preceded by a talk given by RCYC member and ocean sailor Roger Taylor.
Roger, who has now moved permanently to live in his coastal Croft in Scotland, gave a detailed account of his journey in the summer of 2018 to the Queen Victoria Sea (81 degrees North) which stretches from northeast of Svalbard to northwest of Franz Josef Land. It is obstructed by ice most of the year.
Photographs, videos and a slide presentation including charts conveyed in vivid detail this great adventure which is to be the subject of Roger’s fifth book on ocean cruising in small boats. All of his boats have been fitted out by him to his constantly evolving specification.
There was just time for a few questions from the audience before adjourning to the restaurant for the carvery meal. The Spring sunshine shone through the Dining Room windows reminding us all of the imminent start of the sailing season.
The Cruiser Fleet ‘Opening Muster’ event is scheduled for the 6th April.