Small Boat Atlantic Crossing on a Budget. If you have ever dreamed of sailing a small boat a long distance on a low budget, then this is the book for you. Nor should age be a barrier, as 73-year-old Basil Panakis proves in his exciting voyages with the Jester Challenge, single-handed sailing event. Basil … Continue reading Jester Challenge and Beyond
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
Fellow Jesters, The 6th annual Solent area SBS Jester meet will be held on Thursday 19 September 2019 at the Old Ship, Bridge Rd, Bursledon at 1930. I suggest booking a table for 2000hrs?? Please can you let me know numbers by Sunday 15 September 2017 to enable me to make a booking. All welcome. … Continue reading Solent area Jester meet
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
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