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THE JESTER CHALLENGE DEFINEDSeamanship without ShowmanshipHe knows not where he's goingFor the ocean will decide.It’s not the destinations,It's the glory of the ride. After many years of superb organisation, Ewen Southby-Tailyour has handed over the Jester helm to Roger Taylor, George Arnison and Howard Chivers. Please click here for more information.
Start across the finish line for the Jester Baltimore Challenge at 1200 noon (TBC) on Monday 21st June 2021 Welcome to the Jester Azores Challenge 2021 (JAC 2021). The list of those interested in the JAC 2021 is growing. Adding your name to the list commits you to nothing but is more of a repository … Continue reading Jester Challenge 2021(delayed from 2020)
Prognosis of future Jester Challenges (JC, JAC and JBC) with very rough, out-line start dates. 2020 Azores mid/late May (JAC) postponed 2021 Baltimore mid June (JBC) 2021 Azores mid June and following on from the JBC with simultaneous starts at Plymouth and Baltimore. “Two for the price of none!” 2022 Newport early/mid May (JC) 2023 … Continue reading Upcoming challenges
Small Boat Atlantic Crossing on a Budget. If you have ever dreamed of sailing a small boat a long distance on a low budget, then this is the book for you. Nor should age be a barrier, as 73-year-old Basil Panakis proves in his exciting voyages with the Jester Challenge, single-handed sailing event. Basil … Continue reading Jester Challenge and Beyond
Single-handed Ocean Sailing in Small Boats Wivenhoe Sailing Club 30th November 2019 at 7.30pm The Wivenhoe Sailing Club is delighted to welcome John Apps to the club on Saturday 30th November to talk about his single-handed ocean sailing experience in boats mostly less than 30 feet. Known amongst his friends as the East Coast’s … Continue reading Single-handed Ocean Sailing in Small Boats
Fellow Jesters, The 6th annual Solent area SBS Jester meet will be held on Thursday 19 September 2019 at the Old Ship, Bridge Rd, Bursledon at 1930. I suggest booking a table for 2000hrs?? Please can you let me know numbers by Sunday 15 September 2017 to enable me to make a booking. All welcome. … Continue reading Solent area Jester meet
Ewen is ordering Jester Challenge burgees (15" x 10"). There are about 50 entrants for the Jester Baltimore Challenge 2019.They will cost approximately £12. If you would like one please contact Ewen via he contacts page.
The 2008 Jester Azores Challenge was one of the most successful so far with 42 entrants and 29 finishers. To celebrate this success and renew old friendships an evening dinner and re-union is being organised on Saturday 23rd February, 2019 at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in Ipswich, Suffolk. Whilst priority for dinner places will … Continue reading ‘2008’ Jester Azores Reunion
Welcome to the Jester Baltimore Challenge 2019 and the Jester ‘family’. The list of those interested in the Jester Baltimore Challenge 2019 (JBC 2019) is growing. Please be aware that this list is in the public domain, so please do not forward any contact details you wish to withhold. The start date for the JBC … Continue reading Jester Baltimore Challenge 2019