Sitrep 1: 7th May 2018 Not so much a sitrep as I have had no time since returning home but 7 starters were confirmed although Doug had an accident ashore and may be a late starter - two others may start late. We wish Doug a speedy recovery. Tim Luke in Medusa Doug Pingel in Jekeeda 2 Chris Jackson … Continue reading The Challenge 2018 to Rhode Island has Begun
Just a short reminder. The Jester Challenge 2018 will start at 12 noon on Monday 7th May 2018 (One hour and seven minutes after HW Devonport) off the western end of the Plymouth Breakwater. Evening barbecue at the Tamar River Sailing Club on Friday 4th May 2018 Skippers’ briefing (plus guests) in the Tamar River … Continue reading Counting Down to 7th May 2018
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?
The Jester Challenge is a curious phenomenon. Although notionally a transatlantic 'race' based on Blondie Hasler's outline for a Transatlantic Single-handed race Series Two, it is at the same time a lot less than that, and a lot more. It is a lot less in the sense that it is not really a race in … Continue reading The Jester Challenge – A Personal View
Terms for The Jester Challenge 2018 The Tamar River Sailing Club is proud to welcome Jester Skippers and to host their event for another year. This year’s event will take place over the Early May Bank Holiday. TRSC will expect competitors between Friday 4th May and 7th May 2018 and competitors arriving between these dates can … Continue reading Jester Challenge to Rhode Island 2018