‘2008’ Jester Azores Reunion

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

Jester Challenge: Preparing for a solo adventure

Originally published in PBO magazine by Ben Meakins, Feb 2015 Two-time solo Atlantic racer Basil Panakis shows PBO’s Ben Meakins how he prepared his 25ft yacht to face the Jester Challenge He that would go to sea for pleasure would go to hell for pastime,’ runs the old saying. But where does that leave the … Continue reading Jester Challenge: Preparing for a solo adventure

Medusa’s challenge – Tim Luke

Tim and Medusa, First finishers Jester 2018. Transatlantic Summary (non technical): The stressful bit was getting Medusa to Plymouth a couple of weeks before the start. Then, with 72 hours to go, discovering that the replaced battery monitoring system had failed again and needed replacing during a Bank Holiday. Crossing the start line on 7th … Continue reading Medusa’s challenge – Tim Luke

What is The Jester Challenge?

Ewen Southby-Tailyour once descibed it as 'a modern experiment in old-fashioned self-reliance, self-sufficiency and personal responsibility' whereby single-handed sailors pit them selves against the worst the Atlantic can throw at them to reach The Azores or North America. Every two years a group of hardy sailors head for Plymouth to sail the Atlantic. The Challenge in … Continue reading What is The Jester Challenge?