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Jester Azores Challenge 2012 News

Ewen last Sitrep
01/07/2012 19:22:00
Holly’s arrival in Terceira coincides with Triple Venture’s final Sitrep and although Tony was no longer an official part of the JAC 2012 his Sitreps on the return have continued to be instructive and...
La fin (the end)
01/07/2012 19:22:00
As every one arrived somwhere... I'll stop entering news on the website. A great thank you and BRAZO ZOULOU to Martin who allowed us to use Oceanracetrack to comment the JAC12. Eric...
Ewen last Sitrep
01/07/2012 19:21:00
Edward’s safe arrival brings to an end the Jester Azores Challenge for 2012 and so I will offer a brief summing up below. Ewen...
Ewen last Sitrep
01/07/2012 19:20:00
Ed: A thoroughly well-earned BRAVO ZULU for persevering against some odds. (I hope, some one can pass this on to Edward. I have sent a signal but who knows where it will end up.) I don’t know whethe...
Edward in holly arrived in Praia da Vitoria
01/07/2012 19:16:00
Bravo Zulu, Edward....against some unusual odds. Welcome to a quiet night, hot shower and stiff drink...and I hope you will join us again. Very best wishes for your next adventure - do let us ...
Miscellaneous
01/07/2012 16:38:00
Thank you both, For your hard work and effort put in to another great Jester Challenge! A bientot, Guy. ...
Edward in holly arrived in Praia da Vitoria
01/07/2012 16:36:00
Absolutely delighted for Edward and Holly, For all his hard won achievement, perseverance won the day, a fine end to glorious challenge! Guy....
Edward in holly arrived in Praia da Vitoria
01/07/2012 16:01:00
5 minutes ago I got the news, that Holly is now moored in Praia da Vitoria. For Edward it was a really "La longue route". Amicalement, Marek Congratulation Edward a real challenge. Eric...
Triple Venture return passage sitrep
01/07/2012 12:57:00
Position at 1200BST 1 July 50N00.1 4W45.8. 30 miles to Plymouth. Wind SW 17kts Co 055 Spd 5. Daily run 29-30 June 128 miles, 30 June -1 Jul 123 miles. Unfortunately the Iridium dial-up email...
News from Edward in Holly
01/07/2012 12:52:00
Bonjour, news from 1305: Holly is about 6 nm from Praia da Vitoria and is towed to Marina by "Kate". Edward has a problem with power transmission to propeller. Best regards, Marek...
News from Edward in Holly
01/07/2012 07:05:00
Holly is 7 miles East of Praia da Vitoria. Eric...
News from Edward in Holly
30/06/2012 15:17:00
Hollys position on 30.06.2012 at 09:05 was 38.44N; 026.58W, less than 30 nm from Praia. She is also on marinetraffic.com, so my emails are no more necessary. A great THANK YOU for all!!! ...
Holly's position on marinetraffic.com
29/06/2012 22:30:00
“Hello ! We seen Holly with marinetraffic.com He is in the north of Sao Miguel slow wind. JJ ; short for Jean-Jacques” Ed: 120 miles to go. ...
News from Edward in Holly
29/06/2012 16:22:00
Holly was on 29.06.2012 at 01:00 on the position: 38.18N; 24.36W On board all is OK, but Edward do not want to say anything about his ETA (sometime between Sunday and Wednesday). Amicalemen...
News from the Azores
29/06/2012 08:16:00
Dear .Ewen and Eric, Great news and delighted to see Trevor arrive, hopefully by now Andy's and my congratulations will have been passed on by friends we met in Praia. That is Dennis and Sara fro...
Triple Venture return passage sitrep
28/06/2012 21:50:00
Position at 1800BST 47N18.9 11W56.0 Co 035 Spd 4.8 Baro 999 Wind WSW 23kts Big sea running with 6m swell. Sunny. Slowed down overnight to avoid being too close to the low to my NW. As wind wa...
New views
28/06/2012 21:42:00
I incorporated new views from the pre-start from Isabella. Eric...
Triple Venture return passage sitrep
28/06/2012 12:41:00
Only a brief SITREP this time as hove-to in 30 gusting 35kt winds and typing at a laptop not easy! Position 47N09 12W04 Baro 998 wind SSW 30-35kts. Hove-to under trysail, fore reaching on port tack ...
Jester arrived in a dying wind
28/06/2012 12:36:00
I am in Pico for 4 days, John is in Horta ( I met him today in Horta)and Dennis is in Velas. Roger and Andy are on their way to Horta and Nick should be on his way back home. I believe Nigel is the on...
News from Edward in Holly
28/06/2012 12:35:00
Dear Eric, Hollys position from 27.06.2012 at 2100 was: 38.45N; 023.29W Edward is too far to the South, so his ETA in this wind conditions is unpredictable. Best wishes, Marek...
Free Baby-powder's non-advertisement
27/06/2012 20:43:00
For your amusement I have attached a photograph of Peter Cameron filling the starting cannon (a 12 bore shot gun) with Johnson’s baby powder: just to prove that that really is how we start the JCs....
Jester arrived in a dying wind
27/06/2012 17:27:00
Wonderful! BRAVO ZULU JESTER! I only have a signal address for John M but Eric may know more. If he anchors then I am certain the others will see him. Not sure who is still there! Love...
Triple Venture return passage sitrep
27/06/2012 13:52:00
Position at 1100UTC 46N23.4 14W23.7 Co 055 spd 5.5. Miles to Plymouth 471. Noon to noon run 116 miles. Wind SSW 16kts. Reaching under full main and genoa. A few blue patches in the sky with occ...
News from Edward in Holly
27/06/2012 13:46:00
Holly's position from 26.06.2012 at 1900: 39.12N; 022.35W on the morning grey Edward saw an island. Dark, without any lights. He thought about hallucinations, but when it became some more daylig...
Photos from Praia da Vitoria
27/06/2012 06:56:00
Bonjour I added more photos from John and Isabel Eric...
Miscellaneous
27/06/2012 06:53:00
In the Whale Museum in Terceira there is a quote from Plato "There are 3 types of men, those who are alive, those who are dead and those who go to sea" , which should really be "THERE ARE 3 TYP...
Men at sea news
26/06/2012 20:30:00
No new arrivals but Edward has well under 300 miles to go and Trevor (first we have heard of him since Plymouth) just 20 miles. Ewen ...
Ewen's sitrep miscellaneous 2
26/06/2012 20:27:00
2. A suggestion has been made that, in the future, arrivals should be recorded in alphabetical order. Everyone knows when they arrived and roughly in which order anyway….! A cynical variation of t...
Ewen's sitrep miscellaneous 1
26/06/2012 20:22:00
1. After much deliberating and many signals the ‘non-committee’ of Eric, Ewen and Roger (Taylor) has made a ‘command decision’. This is based on the non-rules that allow for the use of an engine to av...
Triple Venture return passage sitrep
26/06/2012 13:08:00
Position at 1200BST 26 June 45N21.3 16W44.6 Co 055 Spd 5.5 Wind S/18kts. Baro 1017. On broad reach with full main and genoa. 587 miles to go to Plymouth (over half way now, small celebration at b...
News from Edward in Holly
26/06/2012 11:31:00
the next position from 26.06.2012 at 00:12 39.29N 021.23W Course 250 - 270 That means a very good progress (over 4 kn during the last 12 hours). Edward is now less than 300 miles from Terceir...
Photos from Praia da Vitoria
26/06/2012 06:35:00
Hi Ewen and Eric Photos from Terceira. Dennis ( a retired GP) and Sarah, his wife were very kind to the Jesters. When Andy arrived Dennis took him to his boat for Andy to have a shower as the s...
Arrival order
26/06/2012 06:20:00
The observant will have noticed that I have removed the ‘arrival order’ for the moment. This is to allow Eric, Roger Taylor and me – following amicable representations by John Margarson and Roger Fit...
Triple Venture return passage sitrep
25/06/2012 14:39:00
Position at 1200BST 25 June 44N01.0 19W00.9 Co 055 spd 6. Wind 215/18kts. Baro 1015. Visibility 5 miles. Overcast with bright patches. 712 miles to Plymouth. 125 miles run in last 24 hours. ...
News from Edward in Holly
25/06/2012 14:14:00
Nobody wants to predict Edward's ETA. I hope, in Terceira will be somebody, so Edward will not have a finish-party alone ;-) Amicalement, Marek REMARK : He may have to welcome Trevor in Jes...
Nigel in Gretta L arrived
25/06/2012 14:06:00
Dear David, Thanks so much for that excellent news. He deserves a party...... Please pass on a huge BRAVO ZULU to Nigel and a great welcome from all Jesters. Just Edward (and we know where h...
David on Headway arrived by St Miguel
25/06/2012 14:02:00
Ewen , after 9 days in ponta delgada i am finally in pria da vitoria . boat more or less sorted and enjoying company of other challengers . Got in at about 11.00 hours today (thur ) I actually got t...
Fly is sailing back
24/06/2012 18:21:00
Dear All, Cold front passing through in next 12 hrs. Plan to depart for Plymouth (Calstock) PM 25/6. Diversion port- Falmouth AIS transponder for www.marinetraffic.com will be active and I will s...
Triple Venture return passage sitrep
24/06/2012 14:39:00
Position at 1200BST 24 June 42N43.5 21W13.5 Co 060 Spd 5.5 Wind 225/16kts. Baro 1017. 127 miles run in last 24 hours. 837 miles to Plymouth. Overcast claggy day, visibility 1 mile. Wind got up ...
Ewen signal to Yachting Monthly
24/06/2012 14:28:00
This is part of a signal I have just sent to Yachting Monthly in answer to a point made: As we all know you should not get off a yacht until you have to climb up into the life raft: in Peter's case...
David on Headway arrived by St Miguel
24/06/2012 14:24:00
You will notice that David Knowler in Headway III continued on to Terceira (as is allowed under the non-rules) so we all welcome him on to the list of arrivals. Bravo Zulu, David Ewen ...
David on Headway arrived
23/06/2012 20:02:00
Bravo Zulu, David Welcome 'home'. I will amend the Sitrep/record to show you as an 'arrival' (and NOT as a retiree) as soon as I get home. Very good news and much in the JC/JAC spirit! Sa...
Triple Venture return passage sitrep
23/06/2012 18:33:00
Position at 1200BST 23 June 41N26.8 23W31.6 Course 053 spd 5.8 Wind SSW 18 kts Visibility 0.5 mile. 98 miles run last 24 hours. 964 miles to Plymouth. 1 reef in main, genoa rolled to No ...
Triple Venture return passage sitrep
22/06/2012 12:44:00
Position at 1200BST 22 June 40N17.3 25W03.7 Co 050 Spd 4.5 Wind SSW 12kts Overcast under a weak warm front with slight rain. Baro 1019. 1062 miles to Plymouth. 132 miles run noon to noon. Rough...
News from Edward in Holly
22/06/2012 06:32:00
last position from Holly on 21.06.2012, 13:01 - 40.44 N oraz 017.07 W. Looking for glasses Edward found some bottles with juice and it is a very good news. (He economize water and food - the passage ...
David on Headway arrived via St Miguel
21/06/2012 19:58:00
Eric , just to let you know david in Headway 111 has made it to Praia da Vitoria having spent 9 days on Sao Miguel doing works to his boat. Arrived at 11.00 hrs approx today (21 06 2012 ) He is ...
Sitrep from Tony on Triple Venture
21/06/2012 19:43:00
Position at 1800BST 21 June 39N07.5 26W36.4 Co 040 Spd 6 Wind SE 18kts. Sea becoming a bit rough. One reef in main, 4 rolls in the genoa. Baro 1021. Overcast, occasional light rain. Plymouth Breakwa...
Photos of the start by a professional
21/06/2012 14:22:00
The start of the JAC12 was covered by Phil Russel Views are available on www.flipix.com Eric...
News from Edward in Holly
21/06/2012 10:28:00
la derniere position de Holly est 41,05 N et 16,45 W de 20.06.2012, 22:10 - tempete du Nord last Holly position the 20/06 at 22H10 is 41°05N 16°45W - Northern storm. ...
Tim in China Blue arived at 20H00 on june the 19
20/06/2012 06:03:00
I am very pleased to report that Tim McCoy, in China Blue, has just arrived and in good shape. Declared arrival time 2200 hours precisely. Celebrations continue!! Roger and Tony Congratul...
News from Edward in Holly
20/06/2012 05:59:00
Absolutly no wind !...
News from Praia da Vitoria
18/06/2012 15:18:00
FLY departed Praia da Vitoria this morning for Horta, also INDEPENDENCE set sail for home. Both yachts now off the plot. Other Jesters here in P da V are recovering from magnificent party last ni...
Basil in Jaba arrived this morning at 13h42
18/06/2012 15:17:00
Pleased to report JABA completed her Jester Azores Challenge 2012 at 1342BST today 18 June 2012. Genoa shredded and batteries flat so had to be towed in by ELLA TROUT. Basil tired but very well. ...
Jester evening in Praia da Vitoria
18/06/2012 06:12:00
A very good party it was too, with Portuguese guitars and a beautiful Portuguese singer. Also , you will be pleased to know that George Jepps and his wife arrived in time to join the party so it wa...
Andy in Bula arrived on time for the party
18/06/2012 06:10:00
I am pleased to report that Andy arrived just in time for the party at 1800 hours. Congratulation Andy for this fast passage; Eric...
John in Glayva arrived this morning
17/06/2012 11:04:00
Australians never miss a party! I'm pleased to report that John Apps in Glayva arrive at 0715 GMT today Roger Congratulation John, as usual you completed succesfully an other Jester event a...
News from Philippe in Libid'eau
17/06/2012 10:57:00
Philippe in Libi'eau arrived in Cherbourg coming from La Corogne. JJ (Gribou)...
News from Edward in Holly
17/06/2012 10:53:00
Edward is on the way to Azores. His last position from 16th June 21:50 42.34N i 011.35W. Yesterday he said, that he has sailed too much to the North, so this position should be ok. He is surprised, ...
Jonathan in Francesca arrived in Plymouth
16/06/2012 11:01:00
Just to say that Jonathan Hopper (Francesca) reached Plymouth on Wednesday 13th. Many thanks Clare Hopper ...
nannying
15/06/2012 20:50:00
Yes - thanks Guy. The result of some (friendly) signals between me and YM. Will be in tonight's Sitrep. Ewen http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/news/531844/mca-attacked-for-nannying-comments...
Chris in Jasabe retired at Port Leixoes
15/06/2012 18:06:00
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:38:12 +0100 Hi I am just e mailing to say that i am fine and at Port Leixoes. On the 9 June I was some 200 miles west, N 42 01 28 W 14 01 263 and had a few bad blow...
Glayva and Bula are approching
15/06/2012 13:30:00
John in Glayva and Andy in Bula are approching Terciera. They should arrive on sunday hopefully before the fiesta! Eric...
News from Edward in Holly
14/06/2012 07:35:00
No wind. Remark: As a low is coming in it s about to change soon. Eric...
Miscellaneous
13/06/2012 20:39:00
MISCELLANEOUS Interesting that neither PBO nor YM published my comments following their misleading reports no Peter Evans and John Margarson. Regret no Sitrep tomorrow – Thursday – as I must awa...
James in Fly of Beaulieu arrived at 09H00
13/06/2012 20:37:00
James on the answer machine at 1800 ish this evening: “Boat and skipper arrived in good heart. Most unusual weather!” Ed: I tried to telephone the mobile number but somehow couldn’t get through....
Denis in Lizzie-G arrived at 05h10
13/06/2012 16:54:00
Bravo Zulu to James. Did he match his own prediction I wonder. Best wishes all round for another party! Ewen ...
James in Fly of Beaulieu arrived at 09H00
13/06/2012 16:51:00
Thomas Jucker, Marta, Nick Bridges, Dolphin of Fowey and Howard Chivers, Sandpiper arrived in that order between 1700 and 1800 hours yesterday and James Stock, Fly of Beaulieu at 0900 this morning. A...
The Volvo ocean race crosses the JAC
13/06/2012 06:14:00
The Volvo Ocean RAce is turning round San Miguel en route for Lorient. There standard speed is 20 kts! http://www.volvooceanrace.com/fr/racetracker/rdc.html Eric...
News from Edward in Holly
13/06/2012 05:57:00
Dear Eric, dear Ewen, Holly's position on 12.06.2012 at 1305 was 42.25.08N i 009.35.09W. This position seems to be ok, if Edward made his pitt stop in Spain and not in Portugal, as he said. Maybe h...
Independence, Marta, Dolphin and Sandpiper
13/06/2012 05:49:00
Thank you Eric. Yes INDEPENDENCE (Paul Mead) has arrived also Thomas Jucker in MARTA, and Nick Brudges in DOLPHIN, finally Howard in SANDPIPER this evening. Best wishes, Tony Bonne fête!!!...
sandpiper arrived terceira 12/6 at 2047utc
13/06/2012 05:45:00
sandpiper arrived terceira 12/6 at 2047utc Congratulations Eric...
Thomas in Marta arrived at 18H45
12/06/2012 20:50:00
Dear Irene, Wonderful news - a HUGE BRAVO ZULU to Thomas. Give him our very best wishes and relief that he has arrived safely. The party grows! Ewen...
Thomas in Marta arrived at 18H45
12/06/2012 20:44:00
Dear Ewen and Eric I take great pleasure in telling you that my husband Thomas arrived today June 12, at 18.45 BST in Praia da Vitoria. He is well and tired - like he should, after such an endeavor...
Denis in Lizzie-G arrived at 05h10
12/06/2012 14:50:00
That is really GREAT news! BRAVO ZULU Lizzie G. Out of the blue as it were. Will be in tonight's Sitrep plus, I hope Thomas's arrival. I'll nip down to the dining room and share a toast...
Denis in Lizzie-G arrived at 05h10
12/06/2012 12:22:00
Pleased to report Lizzie G arrived 0510, he's alive and well and we are on his second bottle of champagne. The party is developing, very sorry we shan't see you. We have access to the inter...
Paul in Independence II arrived at 17H15
12/06/2012 12:03:00
Thank you Roger. Well done to you in case you did not get my earlier message - wonderful effort. Can you receive the Sitrep's in Terceira? Is John going to be able to mend his mast in situ...
News from Edward in Holly
12/06/2012 12:00:00
> Dear Ewen, > > I have no positions from Holly since 8.6.2012. Yesterday evening she > restarted from Portugal coast with direction to Azores after a 24 hour > pitt stop. Edward fixed problems wi...
Paul in Independence II arrived at 17H15
12/06/2012 11:15:00
Bonjour, We are pleased to report that our numbers are growing, Paul Mead, Independance II arrived at 1715 11th June 2012. Roger...
Seven JAC still at sea
12/06/2012 11:13:00
Ed: Seven Jester Azores Challengers still to ‘clock in’ (or out!). Five of those are getting close in marginally better weather. Ewen ...
Great festa in view
12/06/2012 11:11:00
Cher Eric, I note Headway is in Delgado Retired. Can you persuade him to "unretire" and complete the mission and get over here????? We are having the biggest party ever on Sunday and not only are yo...
Thomas in Marta news
12/06/2012 08:23:00
Thomas in Marta are approaching Praia da Vitoria and should arrive this afternoon....
Famous last world!
12/06/2012 07:38:00
A GENTLEMAN NEVER SAILS WINDWARD! Eric...
David in Headway III retired in Ponta Delgada
12/06/2012 07:34:00
I have just heard from David Knowler Headway lll. He has arrived in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 21:00 UTC. Due to damage sustained to furling gear and the mast gate, he has made the decision not to ma...
Paul in Independence II arrived about 18H00
11/06/2012 20:11:00
Bonsoir Referring to the Spot reports Paul in Independence arrived in Praia da Vitoria about 18H00 BST. I suppose that they are all at the bar drinking a "few" pint of bear because none of our agent...
Thanks
11/06/2012 20:03:00
First, welcome in - sorry to be so tardy but I've been at sea myself. Very sorry about the stick but thank goodness you are safe. Your comments are very much appreciated but I really do little ...
News from Bill in Belgean
11/06/2012 19:53:00
Eric, mon brave, Bill telephoned me a moment ago from a call box in the Isles of Scilly. He had put back into St Mary’s this morning. Minor damage, nothing serious: “It was something else out ...
Tony in Triple Venture arrived at 1428BST
11/06/2012 09:06:00
Well done Tony - great news. Hope you found the beer. Regards Peter Dyson...
Paul in Independance II should arrive today
11/06/2012 07:24:00
Paul in Independence II is beating probably for the last day. Eric...
news from David in Headway III
11/06/2012 07:18:00
David is ok, and in admirable spirit considering the challenging passage to date. Unlike yesterday, today he has managed to make some progress. He is probably still going to head for Ponta Delgada ini...
Tony in Triple Venture arrived at 1428BST
10/06/2012 20:35:00
Awesome, nice one pater! Having navigated 1500 miles of high seas, I would imagine locating the local boozer should pose no significant difficulties. Many congratulations again, another stonking...
Tony in Triple Venture arrived at 1428BST
10/06/2012 17:55:00
Commodore, Congratulations from Mr & Mrs Vice .... BTW, News on website plus Howard Brown in MARY ELLEN appears to be in Gijon in Northern Spain from oceanracetrack.com Best regards Nick & Lie...
Tony in Triple Venture arrived at 1428BST
10/06/2012 17:53:00
BZ Tony, At sea myself so keeping this short. BZ too to Roger and to John. Probably no Sitrep tonight - depends if I anchor. A tough time for all of you so we pray that all the others will...
Tony in Triple Venture arrived at 1428BST
10/06/2012 16:59:00
Well done Ant, many congratulations ! Hope the well deserved beer is as good as you anticipated. Liz Head...
Tony in Triple Venture arrived at 1428BST
10/06/2012 15:41:00
Pleased to report TRIPLE VENTURE completed her Jester Azores 2012 Challenge at 1428BST on Sunday 10 June ie 14d2h28m underway. Third boat in, second boat with a mast! Now safely secured in Praia da ...
Tony in Triple Venture is about to arrive
10/06/2012 13:54:00
8 miles to Praia da Vitoria! Tony...
News from Nick in Dolphin
10/06/2012 11:08:00
Good run through the night - covered 100 nm on the log - he now has 150nm to go though is tacking so will cover more distance than this. His position at 09.41 on Sunday 10th June is 39'33 N, 24'01 W. ...
Thanks
10/06/2012 10:00:00
I, and I am sure all Jesters, want to thank Eric for all the excellent work he does on the Tracking, We all want to thank Ewen for all the work he undertakes and especially for the Black Velvet he pr...
Federwolke found by coastguards
10/06/2012 08:55:00
Dear Ewen, I have just had a call from the coastguard that they have found my boat drifting and will be taking her to Salcombe so hopefully I will be able to go and pick her up, best regards, Peter...
news from David in Headway III
10/06/2012 08:53:00
David Knowler, Headway lll has made contact. He has made very little progress today. He is ok, but exhausted. He is still considering the option of going into Ponta Delgada. He needs to be able to sai...
News from Nick in Dolphin
09/06/2012 22:28:00
Hi, I have received another call from my father (Nick Bridges) on Dolphin of Fowey at 18.56 on 09/06/12. He is ok though sounded as though he has had a pretty horrendous last 36 hours. In the last ...
News from Nick in Dolphin
09/06/2012 22:24:00
Hi, I have received another call from my father (Nick Bridges) on Dolphin of Fowey at 18.56 on 09/06/12. He is ok though sounded as though he has had a pretty horrendous last 36 hours. In the last ...
Roger in Ella Trout III
09/06/2012 19:32:00
Ed: BRAVO ZULU. The only hard work was by Roger: our oldest JC Ewen...
Peter in Spray returned to Helford River
09/06/2012 19:26:00
Peter Pochon left a telephone message this afternoon, 9th June, to say that he has been obliged to return to the Helford River where is now safely moored. I will endeavour to send him a signal saying...
Peter in Spray returned to Helford River
09/06/2012 19:26:00
Peter Pochon left a telephone message this afternoon, 9th June, to say that he has been obliged to return to the Helford River where is now safely moored. I will endeavour to send him a signal saying...
Howard in Mary Ellen in Gijon spain
09/06/2012 14:05:00
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 05:10:30 -0700 Good afternoon Ewen I have put into Gijon. In the last westerly the boat suffered some damage, nothing serious, but I probably wont continue to the Azores t...
Peter Evans and Federwolke news
09/06/2012 13:48:00
Dear Ewen, As you are no doubt aware I turned back and then was rescued from my boat Federwolke in the English Channel. To give you some background I spent 6 days battling with calms and headwinds....
Sitrep from Tony on Triple Venture
09/06/2012 13:42:00
Position at 1200BST 9 June 39N25.8 25W27.4 Co 186 Spd 5 Terciera bears 241 85 miles away. Wind WSW 15kts but backing and veering continuously and up and down in speed. Steady afternoon yesterday...
news from Andy in Bula
09/06/2012 10:24:00
Sent: 07 June 2012 15:39 Thanks Mike for 3 sitreps. Been riding to sea anchor for 36 hrs in gale so have lost much ground. Who is leading? Would appreciate posn of next low to my W. ...
News from Edward in Holly
09/06/2012 10:11:00
position of Holly from 8.6.2012 at about 1400: 42,51N i 009,49W. Problem with roll fock (probably furling jib - Eric) is fixed now, Edward got some good sleep. His cap (heading or maybe route - E...
Roger in Ella Trout III arrived
09/06/2012 09:07:00
I'm pleased to announce that Dad arrived this morning at 05.40 GMT. I'm sure he will be in touch as soon as he has caught up with his sleep.Thank you for all your hard work. Kind regards Elai...
Roger in Ella Trout III arrived
09/06/2012 08:53:00
I'm pleased to announce that Dad arrived this morning at 05.40 GMT. I'm sure he will be in touch as soon as he has caught up with his sleep.Thank you for all your hard work. Remark : Well done, ...
news from Peter of Federwolke
09/06/2012 08:49:00
Peter crossed the start line at 0855Z 1st June (as reported in Sitrep No 4) but in today’s London Times newspaper and on the (UK) Navy News website there are reports that he was lifted off Federwolke ...
news from David in Headway III
09/06/2012 08:47:00
“07/06/2012 I heard from David Knowler yesterday 05/06/12 at 20:00 hrs, but he did not give me a coordinate. He was having a very difficult time, in what seem to be extremely challenging conditions. H...
News from Edward in Holly
09/06/2012 08:45:00
From Marek: Dear Ewen, Holly's position on 7th June at 1110 (British Summer Time)was: 43º 38’N; 10º 28’W. Wind 15 - 25 knots, very gusty. In this conditions it is impossible to leave Holly alone under...
BRAVO ZULU John.
09/06/2012 08:37:00
Ed: BRAVO ZULU John. I am unsure whether John motored the last miles or rigged a jury rig. Either way – being the JAC and no prizes - it will be churlish to deny John the accolade of having been th...
news from David in Headway III
09/06/2012 08:25:00
Here are 2 more positions for David Knowler Headway lll Thursday 07/06/12 20:00 hrs 41 Degrees 38 Minutes North 21 Degrees 04 Minutes West Frida...
John in Francesca turned back to Britain
08/06/2012 18:30:00
Jonathan Hopper (Francesca) is heading back to Britain because of weather conditions. Noon positions Thursday 7th June 43d54.1n 15d50.7w Friday 8th June n45d15.6 w14d37.8 Many tha...
Peter Evans in Federwolke rescued
08/06/2012 16:51:00
Peter Evans was rescued yesterday by a Navy helicopter. Peter started the JAC late on May the 29th. It seems that Peter was on his way back and was catch in the Channel by the gale before he could ...
Roger in Ella Trout III at less than 35 miles
08/06/2012 16:33:00
Bonjour John Margarson should soon have someone to cheer a bear as Roger in Ella Trout III was reported at 35 Nm from Praia da Vitoria at 15H00 British time. Eric...
news from Roger in Ella Trout III
08/06/2012 14:43:00
Received two texts from Dad. I think the second one contains his latest position, although I'm not entirely sure. "VERY DIFFICULT TO ADJUST TO BEATING WITHOUT WIND METER" "MY PROBLEM GETTING W...
Sitrep from Tony on Triple Venture
08/06/2012 13:40:00
Position at 1200BST 8 June 40N20.9 25W02.8 Wind W 20kts. Baro 1013 Currently under a warm front; lots of cloud, rain and wind but clearing ahead. 134 miles to Terceira but all to windward. Go...
John Margarson
08/06/2012 08:35:00
Well done John! Paul F...
news from Roger in Ella Trout III
08/06/2012 06:54:00
Hello again, shortly after my fun with jib changing my wind instrument stopped working again so when the storm came I could only estimate the wind speeds.From a lovely sunny breezy day through the aft...
news from Roger in Ella Trout III
08/06/2012 06:52:00
Hello, we are nearly there; as I write 22.30hrs Thursday we are 87 miles from Praia de Vitoria Harbour entrance, but are unlikely to get there any time soon as we are heading due west at the moment. ...
News from Nick in Dolphin
07/06/2012 20:00:00
Hi Ewen, I had a call from my Dad, Nick Bridges (Dolphin) to say he is ok though has had a tough few days and everything is soaked and has had some tough conditions though he said it was starting ...
John in Muffin news
07/06/2012 19:54:00
hi everyone have I got the wrong island?? have been here 8 hrs and nobody else here. Hit a bit of rough weather on night of 5th, in fact it had been on the wind all the time - often strong. all th...
Roger in Ella Trout III hold the lead
07/06/2012 15:21:00
The positions reported seem to position Roger in Ella Trout III as the leader of the fleet. Eric...
John Margarson
07/06/2012 15:20:00
All, Returned to Newport last night and just learned of John losing his rig. Knowing John to be a very competent sailor I'm sure he has everything under control. I wish John and all of the Jesters ...
Roger in Ella Trout III news
07/06/2012 15:17:00
NOON POSITION 7TH JUNE 40:09N 25:20W WEATHER MUCH CALMER WILL TRY TO WRITE BLOG LATER...
John Margarson
07/06/2012 13:12:00
John, I see from the SPOT map that you have arrived in Praia. What bad luck to lose the rig so near the finish, but it's very good news to know that you are safe. Enjoy the cold beer - you've definit...
Sitrep from Tony on Triple Venture
07/06/2012 13:07:00
Position at 1100UTC 7 June is 41N35.8 24W00.7 course 220 speed 5kts, on the wind. Wind gradually backing from a very useful NW to W ie on the nose. Wind presently WNW 14kts. Baro rising 1015. 221 m...
John on Muffin arrived in Praia da Vitoria
07/06/2012 12:03:00
John arrived at 11H00 in the harbour de Praia da Vitoria. Muffin was dis-masted about 24 hours earlier. Eric...
Tony in Contessina retired
07/06/2012 11:50:00
Tony Stattersfield in Contessina: retired to Dartmouth after being pooped (twice - second time before the cockpit had drained) somewhere south of the Eddystone that filled the boat with water, smashe...
news from David in Headway III
07/06/2012 10:57:00
David has made contact. His position 07/06/12 at 08:00 hrs is, 42 Degrees 18 Mins North 20 Degrees 16 Mins West He is having a tough time out there, but he is ok, tired, but in fairly good s...
Ken in Solo retired
07/06/2012 10:51:00
Dear Ewen With some regret I have retired from the JAC. Now safely back in Falmouth before this blow goes over, I found it very tough to sail day after day at 2 knots. Once I turned and left the ...
John Margarson... Muffin Lost Mast
07/06/2012 10:37:00
I have just had a call from John's wife Isabel to say that after 24 hours of no news John had called her early this morning to say that during the early hours of today he was caught in a gale and was ...
John in Muffin has a broken mast
07/06/2012 08:28:00
Just had a call from John. He is 15 miles from Terceira. His mast broke 24 hours ago but everything is OK at the moment. Isabel...
news from Roger in Ella Trout III
07/06/2012 06:37:00
Text received via sat phone; position plus "weather very demanding, catch up later" (6/6/12)...
news from David in Headway III
07/06/2012 06:30:00
I heard from David Knowler yesterday 05/06/12 at 20:00 hrs, but he did not give me a coordinate. He was having a very difficult time, in what seem to be extemely challenging conditions. He was due t...
Miscellaneous
07/06/2012 06:25:00
There is a society where none intrudes By the deep sea, and music, in its roar. Lord Byron ...
First arrival perhaps for today evening
07/06/2012 06:22:00
“Ewen, Here's the latest PC pic of positions (Ed: attached I hope) . I note that Muffin has a bit over 120 nm to go and, with the wind seemingly in the W/WNW - according to the RWYC's TwoStar tracking...
Paul Turner in Lasten retired
07/06/2012 06:21:00
Paul Turner in Lasten: This was received today, 6 June. “Dear Ewen, I retired to St. Mary's in the Scillies on the first Monday night and then made my way back to Weston super Mare arriving last Fr...
Tony on Triple Venture sitrep 9
06/06/2012 14:01:00
Position at 1100UTC 42N39.6 22W27.0 Co 235 spd 4.5. Underway with storm trysail and in NW25kts of wind and 4-5m waves. Baro 1000. 315 miles tro Terceira. Hove-to all night in 30-35kt winds, going...
news from Roger in Ella Trout III
06/06/2012 07:22:00
Brief report from ET3 via Sat phone text; the arrival of rough weather has kept Dad/Roger very busy so he has had no time to blog. He included a noon position but it would suggest he has travelled ...
Origin of the Jester Challenge
05/06/2012 20:01:00
MISCELLANEOUS Having become concerned by the growing commercialisation of the OSTAR Blondie Hasler decided to form the Series 2 version. It never took place of course but in some of his notes disc...
Tony on Triple Venture sitrep 10
05/06/2012 13:08:00
Position at 1100UTC 42N37.2 22W12.5 Co 185 Spd 5 Baro 1012 Wind W 18kts 321 miles from Terceira. I said in a previous SITREP that it would be nice to have a depression pass to the north of me ...
Aesthetic heading
05/06/2012 07:54:00
Bonjour I've put all the heading to 220° only for aesthetic reason, there is nothing significant behind that; I just didn't like the little boats pointing to the Est, the default position. Eric...
DAvid news on Headway III
05/06/2012 07:47:00
David has not had the best of days today, has had a bit of a "bashing" and also has had some problems with the Nav Techs. The information given to him advising there was some bad weather coming into h...
SPOT positionning analysis
04/06/2012 19:36:00
Of the SPOT-equipped vessels, Paul in Independence seems to be catching John in Muffin while Andy in Bula is closing up with the fleet after a delayed start. Roger in Ella Trout III is also closing on...
Blondie Hasler position
04/06/2012 19:35:00
1. Quote from Blondie Hasler before the first Two Handed Round Britain Race in 1966 (it was not named the Round Britain and Ireland Race until latter). He was answering critics of the second OSTAR ...
Paul Tuner in Lasten will not take a late start
04/06/2012 19:28:00
Dear Ewen, Regret to report that I have had to bring to an end my effort, due to an electrical problem - unable to start engine to charge batteries. Thanks for everything, Paul Turner (Lasten). ...
Tony on Triple Venture sitrep 7
04/06/2012 19:16:00
Position at 1100UTC 4 June. 43N14.7 21W28.5 Co 180 Spd 4.8 Baro 1009 Wind WSW 14kts 370 miles from Terceira. Ist reef in main, 4 rolls in genoa. Expected cold front went through in the early ...
Libid'eau should arrive to la Corone tonight
04/06/2012 08:44:00
Voici Eric, la der des der. Ce matin 4/6 à 05.30 UTC, Philippe était positionné à N 43.53 W 09.20. En suivant un cap de 120 à du 3.5 noeuds grâce au moteur, il devrait arriver ce soir à La Corogne....
Weather forecast
03/06/2012 20:51:00
There would appear to no sign of the boisterous headwinds relenting over the next week. Ewen...
All the boats are not tracked
03/06/2012 20:50:00
SPOT assessment puts John in Muffin closest to the destination but there may be others without SPOT even closer. Ewen...
JJ in Gribou arrived in France
03/06/2012 13:18:00
This morning Jean Jacques in Gribou arrived in Cherbourg. ...
Tony on Triple Venture sitrep 6
03/06/2012 13:00:00
Position at 1200BST 44N20.9 20W10.5 Co 235 Spd 5.2kts Baro 1010 Wind just east of south 17kts. 456 miles from destination. Long bumpy beat now for the last 450 miles. Tacking on the wind shif...
Philippe on Libid'eau is diverting to La Corogne
03/06/2012 12:36:00
Je donne la position de Philippe pour la dernière fois, je pense, car il a décidé de renoncer à aller jusqu'au Acores pour rejoindre La Corogne à la pointe de l'Espagne. Je ne l'ai eu que très briè...
Tony Stattersfield in Contessina
02/06/2012 18:49:00
Tony Stattersfield in Contessina: In QAB. Telephoned me this evening (1800A 2 June) saying that he intends sailing at 1000A tomorrow as he was now ready in all respects for sea. He will activate h...
Roger in Ella Trout III website
02/06/2012 18:07:00
Roger in Ella Trout III progress can be seen on the website: http://blog.mailasail.com/ellatrout3...
Tony on Triple Venture sitrep 5
01/06/2012 21:28:00
Position at 1100UTC 1 June 46N19.0 016W44.9 Co 245 Spd 5.7 Wind SE 22kts Baro 1009 falling steadily. 643 miles to go (18 miles short of half way). Rough bumpy night sailing at full hull speed o...
news from David in Headway III
01/06/2012 20:41:00
His Waypoint on his Nav Techs is saying he has another 774 Nautical Miles to go. He is well and in good spirit. He has not seen sight of any of the other Jester Challenger boats yet. ...
News from Edward in Holly
01/06/2012 20:26:00
News of Edward Zajac in Holly was reported by Marek Zwierz as: “Hello Ewen, I do not known, do You have any information about competitors? If not I would wright You some news about Holly and Edward...
Tony in Contessina took the start
01/06/2012 20:24:00
Tony Stattersfield in Contessina: In QAB and according to Peter Evans in Federwolke (above) due to start on Saturday night or Sunday morning ...
Peter in Federwolke took the start
01/06/2012 20:17:00
Peter Evans in Federwolke: Crossed the start line at 0855Z 1st June Ed: I had completed this Sitrep and was within two seconds of pressing the send button when the telephone went. I nearly le...
Meeting in the middle of nowhere
31/05/2012 23:53:00
Also you might like to let Eric know that Paul Mead in Independence 2 is about a mile behind me. Roger...
Sitrep from Tony on Triple Venture
31/05/2012 23:32:00
Position 31 May at 100UTC 47N17.5 013W49.7 Co 235 Spd 5 Wind S 17 Kts Sea Rough Baro 1019 Sky overcast with moderate visibility. 773 miles to go. 2 slabs in the main, genoa rolled down to No...
News from Edward in Holly
31/05/2012 23:29:00
Good news of Edward in Holly - 'going well, feeling well and no leaks'. Remark: Holly had a leak when she was launched at Plymouth. She was repair with the support of other competitors....
DAvid news on Headway III
31/05/2012 23:15:00
The Sea conditions are very rough at the moment and David is being thrown around, which is making him feel sick. He was hoping to have made a bit more progress today than he has. I will be in contact...
Gribou is on it's way home
30/05/2012 21:52:00
JJ and Gribou are sailing along the Britsh coast to return home....
Sympathie
30/05/2012 21:50:00
Je suis desole pour JJ. Bonne chance, Guy. (Guy Waites participated to the JC10 and set his way to Newport one year latter, after being obliged to retire)...
Side effects of Sitrep
30/05/2012 21:43:00
Message from Graham and Jan Adam of (another one) Fly (JC supporters): Thanks for the Sitrep. I have immediately adopted Tony Head's name for his Ipod. Mine contains the music from almost every CD...
Chris in Roulette retired
30/05/2012 21:35:00
Chris Cowlard in Roulette has retired due to battery problems. ...
Andy in Bula took the start
30/05/2012 21:31:00
Andy Lane in Bula left QAB and spent the night in Cawsands, before departing at 3 am this morning....
Tony on Triple Venture sitrep 4
30/05/2012 21:10:00
Position at 1100UTC 47N58.8 011W25.9 Co 245 Spd 5 Wind SSW 13kts Full main and genoa. Sea moderate. 876 MTG (miles to go) Lovely sunny day. Sailing just cracked off the wind a fraction to ac...
Tony on Triple Venture connected again
30/05/2012 19:37:00
Good news this morning - Tony is now using an ancient Toughbook computer which doesn't need a modem. Let's hope this one keeps going! ...
John on Muffin is OK
30/05/2012 19:33:00
I am pleased all is going well, so far... ...
David on Headway III is OK
29/05/2012 22:34:00
David is feeling ok, he has got a bit of a headache, but apart from that all seems well. I will hear from him again tomorrow. Regards, Sue....
Triple Venture communications issues
29/05/2012 21:24:00
Tony 'phoned me this evening to say that his modem has burnt out so he will not be able to send any more SITREPS etc. He asked me to let everyone know. Also the messages to his Iridium phone don't see...
Various news
29/05/2012 21:18:00
I trust all will have read Elaine Bunting’s supportive article on her Yachting World ‘blog’ (whatever that is!). Elaine has been a great JC supporter since the earliest of days: so Thank You Elaine....
News from Tony on Triple Venture
29/05/2012 19:48:00
Position at 1730UTC 48N12.2 009W47.2 As forecast, wind is vpresently eering from SE to SW force 2-4 Following the wind around to see where it settles, then decide which is the best tack to take, al...
Roger on Ella Trout III is seasick
29/05/2012 17:57:00
Roger is suffering mal de mer which is normal for him for the first 36-48 hours. I'm sure he will start blogging enthusiastically once he gets his sea legs!...
Gribou had a collision with a trawler
29/05/2012 17:16:00
During the first evening of the race Jean-Jacques on Gribou had a collision with a trawler. I don't have more information but Jean-Jacques is considering seriously to resign. Eric ...
Report from John on Triple Venture
29/05/2012 17:07:00
Position at 1700z 49N08.3 007W07.1 Co 245 Spd 5 Wind SSE 14kts. Overcast with some sunny breaks. Baro 1020 Due to various reasons set out late from Cargreen so roared down the river at full t...
Message from Andy
29/05/2012 16:56:00
Just arrived at QAB. Having repairs done and will leave for the Azores asap. Really sorry to have missed you all, but looking forward to catching the others up in (or before as he said to Eric) Tier...
Skippers and boats at the start
29/05/2012 16:53:00
The following 31 crossed the line (as far as I could count) except for Andy Lane (see below) plus Tony Saunders and Tony Dudman (also see below): Trevor Leek Jester UK Tony Head Triple ...
The start from the other side of the gun!
29/05/2012 16:52:00
The start off the western end of Plymouth Breakwater was in warm, hazy sunshine and an occasional light breeze from the SW. The master gunner (Peter Cameron – regular Black Velvet crew known as the ‘...
Tony and Triple Venture report
29/05/2012 16:28:00
Position 27 May 2200UTC 49N47.5 004W45.9 Co 240 Spd 5 Wind SE 14kts baro 1020 Nice moonlit night. All well and good conditions but lots of shipping around so keeping these brief.. Tony Head...
John and Muffin Spot is out of order
29/05/2012 16:16:00
John phone to his wife and the spot report doesn't work. It should be re-established in a few days. They were at Lizard....
First day was complete
29/05/2012 16:00:00
Départ sous la pluie, soleil et ensuite brume et nuit venteuse. Tout cela en peu de temps à l'image d'un résumé de ce qui attend nos solitaires... ...
Andy Lane and Bula arrived at Plymouth
29/05/2012 15:48:00
Andy Line and Bula arrived at Plymouth late on Sunday evening. They had to reverse and stop at La Rochelle following a engine oil leak. When they left La Rochelle the leak was still there and it was...
Proffessional photos of JAC12 start
27/05/2012 17:40:00
The start of the JAC12 was covered by Phil Russel Views are available on www.flipix.com...
Andy Lane and Bula delayed
27/05/2012 17:05:00
Andy Lane and Bula had to stop in La Rochelle due to technical issues. They are now on they way to Plymouth....
Libid'eau and Philippe at sea to Plymouth
22/05/2012 10:56:00
Libido and Philippe, the only booked in Belgium,are on they way to Plymouth. They are expecting to arrive on Friday afternoon. ...
Libid'eau and Philippe at sea to Plymouth
22/05/2012 10:53:00
Libid'eau and Philippe, the only Belgium booked in the race are on they way to Plymouth. they are expecting to arrive late Friday ...
Glayva arrived in Plymouth sound
21/05/2012 17:37:00
Glayva arrived in the Plymouth sound in the afternoon of May the 21th....
Barny and Paul
21/05/2012 13:20:00
Barny and Paul went up to Ramsgate. They had to stop after some technical issues. They are on they way back home to repair and...they may be a bit delayed for the start....
Jaqui and Duet in Ramsgate
21/05/2012 13:07:00
Jaqui and Duet are stuck in Weymouth with some technical issues. ...
Galliard and Duncan will not start
21/05/2012 09:40:00
Due to other priorities Duncan will not be abble to take part to the JAC12...
Glayva in the way to Plymouth
21/05/2012 09:24:00
Glayva is "en route" to Plymouth....
Julia and David lawson retired
21/05/2012 09:21:00
David lawson and Julia had to resigne there participation to the JAC....
Passager boat for the JAC12 start
15/05/2012 17:53:00
The spectator boat for the JAC 2012 start will be leaving from the Barbican Landing Stage at about 1030H on Sunday 27th. Cost will be about A £5-6 per person, depending on how many passengers there ...
 
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