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
John Apps and Raven Have Finished 30th June 2018 03:45 UTC John and Raven arrived at Newport Rhode Island safe and sound. Click here for Raven and John's Diary. Tim Luke and Medusa Have Finished 17 June 2018 16:25 Local Time (21:25 BST) Tim Luke on Medusa finished today at Castle Hill Light … Continue reading Diary of The Challenge 2018 to Rhode Island
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?
Jester's Ultimate Storm by Mike Richey In Heavy Weather Sailing, Adlard Coles defines a survival storm, as distinct from a full gale, as those conditions in which, the wind at Force 10 or above and perhaps gusting at hurricane strength, wind and sea become the masters; there is little the unfortunate mariner can do. It is impossible … Continue reading Jester’s Ultimate Storm
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