Massimo Di Nonno’s photos of the early part of the Man on the Water small boat voyage from London to Istanbul

Don’t miss these photos – this is a lovely, lovely collection of the early part of Giacomo de Stefano’s Man on the River small boat voyage from London to Istanbul, which he completed a few weeks ago. The boat, an Iain Oughtred-designed Ness Yawl built by Giacomo and friends is now on exhibition in an Istanbul museum.

The Man on the River completes his mission – and arrives in Istanbul


I would like to congratulate Giacomi de Stefano on completing his 5,200km journey from London to Istanbul in an Iain Oughtred-designed Ness Yawl a few days ago.

Hopefully he will be just about getting over it!

He’s had difficulties, including a bout of illness, and the journey has been a feat of resilience and determination, as well as an exploration. It has been achieved by an amazingly diverse collection of old and new friends and supporters, and has included some remarkable experiences.

Giacomo’s weblog reveals a very distinctive, determined personality and some great photography, and is well worth leafing through.

Man on the River Giacomo de Stefano sails gently towards Serbia

To find out more about Giacomo’s epic voyage from London to Istanbul on board a small sailing and rowing boat with the aim of challenging change to save the environment and local economies, click here.