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The Jester Challenge 2006 News

18/07/07 John Apps and Glayva arrive in Newport
19/07/2007 20:14:00
Well we made it. I passed the Castle Hill Light at 1350[UTC] on 18 July 2007. Approximately 410 days, 2 hours and 50 minutes since the start of JC06. I think this might make me third on the podium. ...
Glayva's Jester Challenge by John Apps
28/07/2006 16:09:00
I arrived back in Langstone Harbour yesterday. I got as far as 41N 42W, before I broke a starboard inner shroud coming out of an F8 [my 4th one of two days or more]. Had to tack onto port very quickly...
Newport Medal of Honor
20/07/2006 12:05:00
Eric Andlaur and Pete Hill have both been awarded The Newport Medal of Honor....
Shanti's Jester Challenge
17/07/2006 22:00:00
Shanti arrived yesterday evening in Newport 44 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes. I had a very good crossing via the Azores route. I believe I came in second and last! Shanti’s trip across to Newport...
Eric's Journal Day 1-Day 15
17/07/2006 17:00:00
Jester Challenge J1 (04/06/06 18H00UTC) Une journée assez chargée avec les dernières choses à faire, les "au revoir" le départ puis une navigation avec un vent très variable et souvent volage et beau...
Eric's Journal Day 16 - 31
17/07/2006 15:00:00
Jester Challenge J 16 (19/06/06- 20H30 UTC) Bonjour Là, j'ai fait très fort et nous avons reculé. J'ai simplement eu envi de contourner la bulle anticyclonale qui était devant moi pour être du bo...
Roger Taylor and Mingming return to Burnham
16/07/2006 17:30:00
'Mingming and I picked up our mooring at Burnham after a trouble-free 2500 mile non-stop voyage from Plymouth, via a point a couple of hundred miles to the northeast of the Azores. The problem, as far...

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Bill Churchouse and Belgean retire
10/07/2006 21:15:00
WE have received this news from Bill "Retired through cracks in hull. No wind in my sector. Drifting and dodging shipping and fishing boats. Only about 200 miles out from Ireland. Returned to Plym...
Message to Eric Andlauer from Mike Richey
06/07/2006 12:15:00
In 1964 Tabarly won the second OSTAR. Blondie Hasler, who had sailed the race in Jester, wrote in his journal on 30 June "Eric has won in the superlative time of 27 days. I am delighted first of all...
John Apps and Glayva retire to Horta
06/07/2006 12:08:00
We have just received news from John Apps in the Azores. He has just arrived there after breaking his shroud and having very bad winds for the last 2 weeks. He has decided to pull out of The Jeste...
Email from Eric
05/07/2006 06:33:00
Sterenn arrived at Newport at 03H35 UTC time. I hope that manny others will arrive soon. Skeeper and boat are OK, autopilot is mad and sic. Amicalement Eric ...
Eric and Sterenn arrive in Newport
05/07/2006 03:33:00
Eric has arrived in Newport at 23.33 local time taking 31 days 15hrs 33 minutes to cross the Atlantic. Pictures and press release to follow....
Jester stopped for repairs but will continue
04/07/2006 23:30:00
Unfortunately Jester took quite a beating in the storms and was forced to head for Crosshaven, Co Cork as he had only covered about 500 miles in 3 weeks and needed to take on more water. The sail has...
Jester arrives in Cork for repairs.
27/06/2006 17:00:00
Jester has arrived in Cork to evaluate the storm damage to rudder, mast and sails....
Jester returning to Cork
25/06/2006 20:18:00
We have just received news that after nearly 3 weeks of gales alternating with very light winds, Jester is returning to Cork for repairs with concerns about splintering of her new mast and rudder dama...
Shanti's position
24/06/2006 09:43:00
33.58N 39.40W...
Still no reported positions for Belgean, Mingming
21/06/2006 13:57:00
Still no reported positions for Belgean, Mingming, Glayva & Shanti as these skippers have no long range communications equipment...
Andromeda retires from The Jester Challenge
21/06/2006 09:32:00
It is with regret that Sherman Wright has decided not to continue to Newport in The Jester Challenge this year. Sherman's decision is due to a number of factors, not least the early hurricane activit...
Triple Venture position
20/06/2006 10:15:00
At 2100 wind was F4 SW. Sailing on No 2 plus I reef, heading 270° at 5kts. Tony sends his best wishes to all. ...
Andromeda expected Horta today
20/06/2006 10:09:00
Sherman has been becalmed overnight a few times, and so hasn’t made as much progress as he would have liked. There has been another large pod of dolphins around, the sea has been blue, although the s...
Sterenn
17/06/2006 09:47:00
45.17N 39.51W...
Triple Venture back in The Jester Challenge
16/06/2006 22:45:00
Tony is sailing from Dingle tomorrow morning at 0600 to rejoin the Jester Challenge. He tells me that he is living up to the Yachts name, third time lucky. He wishes me to thank all those that sent al...
Andromeda heading for Faial to collect spares
14/06/2006 19:24:00
After having to tack north because the wind was in completely the wrong direction for the Azores (typical!), Sherman and Andromeda are now in perfect sailing breezes on a fine reach, making 6 knots to...
Triple Venture : Retirement due to battery and rad
14/06/2006 19:12:00
Tony has advised that his two new batteries were both faulty and the radar was not functioning correctly....
Triple venture retires from JC
13/06/2006 01:29:00
Tony Head has retired from The Jester Challenge and is heading for Baltimore in Southern Ireland to effect repairs....
Triple Venture restores some power
12/06/2006 09:02:00
Some power has been restored, but only 1 battery is functional. It is possible that Tony may retire from the JC....
Triple Venture loses electrical power
11/06/2006 14:20:00
10th June 2130 position unknown, winds'ly 8+ Lost all electrical power. Thinking of retiring or making for Ireland unless the electrical problems can be rectified when the seastate has subsided. His...
Andromeda hits violent squall
11/06/2006 14:11:00
A violent squall hit on Friday night, banking surrounding waves up to about 35ft. For over 5 hours, they were crashing right over Andromeda and Sherman donned his survival suit. The bilges were soon...
Tim McCloy and China Blue retire
10/06/2006 15:00:00
Tim McCloy's Jester Challenge finished soon after it began with Tim stopping at Falmouth. We would all like to congratulate Tim & Lisa on their engagement....
Jester out of range
07/06/2006 23:59:00
Trevor has just passed Bishop Rock as now is out of mobile phone range,no further contact expected until Newport...
Jacinta Retires
07/06/2006 22:11:00
Mike Winter and Jacinta have retired from The Jester Challenge with steering gear problems and a torn mainsail....
Shermans Visitor
07/06/2006 22:02:00
Sherman is really surprised because of the strong easterly winds, as he was expecting south westerlies. Every now and again there are huge breaking waves, one of which disabled his self steering for a...
Jester
06/06/2006 23:59:00
Trevor has just passed Bishop Rock as now is out of mobile phone range,no further contact expected until Newport...

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