Welcome to the Jester Challenge

Seamanship without showmanship

The Jester Challenge, created for skippers of small boats who want to test their skill and self-reliance, is a uniquely successful experiment in singlehanded ocean sailing. This site tells you everything you need to know about it: its history, philosophy, guidelines and future events, along with the views and experiences of skippers who have taken part over the years.

There is a Challenge every single year and new skippers are always welcome. If you like the idea of developing your offshore seamanship in a relaxed and supportive environment, please get in touch via the contact page.

We would be delighted to hear from you!

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