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  1. #61
    Catweasel is offline Registered User
    Location : on Catweasel, on the Costa del Sol headed up :)
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    heya,

    am in the midst of purchasing a Contessa 26 and aim to depart on a single handed journey starting South Coast UK and heading in the direction of the other side in June. Whilst I doubt if I'll join any JC races I just wanted to say that I'm drawing a lot of inspiration and advice from you guys (single handers).

    thanks

    catweasel

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinahanta View Post
    I have alot of question, I am hoping to sail in the 2012 race but for sure the 2014, I have been around boats small trimarans monohulls. I am planing on getting a 22' boat soon and get it out fitted for crossing the Atlantic, my first big question is navigation, I will start classes soon for celestrial navigaton, what do you who have crossed the atlantic use, GPS, or less hight tech?
    Usually just carry a Maggelan H/Held GPS.... only had a failure once just north of the Azores... dead reckoning and my pilot charts got me to 10 miles off Falmouth just fine...
    As stated before... one fix a day is all you need.
    And to any safety 'experts'.... if I'm hit by a crewed boat while hove to and asleep.... the crewed boats 60% to blame... chances of being hit by another singlehander are a million to one... there's not a lot of us out there....

  3. #63
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    Hello all, was an entrant in the 2010 challenge but withdrew due to boat troubles...since then purchased a wing 25 and have every intention of participating in the 2012 challenge so just wanted to say hello. Will be fitting her (Seawing) out for offshore passage but first I need to sail her from Plymouth to Chichester which I intend to carry out towards the end of August...any suggestions on this passage (other than the standard almanac points which I am currently reading through) would be greatly appreciated

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    Talking Newbie onboard

    Hello everyone. I've been loitering and reading with interest for some time and have finally succumbed to the dream and am now the proud owner of a 1979 Corribee fin keel . Haven't had chance to sail her much as she is moored in Whitehaven (home) and I work in Saudi(something has to pay the mortgage) so I only get the chance on very infrequent visits back to the UK. As with many I hope to participate in a future challenge and look forward to perhaps meeting others like me perhaps in the north west for a sail sometime.

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    Is there a 'official' site for the Jester Challenge 2014?
    How does one obtain date and place of start etc?

    Thank you.

  6. #66
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    Default jester 2014

    Hi. I'm finnaly with a boat. I will try to make the 2014 jester challenge. It's a dream of mine.

  7. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoryD View Post
    Is there a 'official' site for the Jester Challenge 2014?
    How does one obtain date and place of start etc?.
    There's the Jester's group on Yahoo, but nothing specific for 2014.
    It'll probably kick in after the 2012 Challenge, but I'm sure if you ask on there, someone will be able to give you more information.

    And welcome to the forum.
    Last edited by fisherZ; 15-11-11 at 19:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisherZ View Post
    There's the Jester's group on Yahoo, but nothing specific for 2014.
    It'll probably kick in after the 2012 Challenge, but I'm sure if you ask on there, someone will be able to give you more information.

    And welcome to the forum.
    Thanks.

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    www.jesterinfo.org is where its all at
    Life is just far far too short.
    http://www.sailblogs.com/member/pipedreamii/

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    any sailing "caravans" from UK to the Azores?
    heard somewhere "jester challenge" once did this trip? Am I wrong?

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