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
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
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
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
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
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
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?