Re: Following the Jester boats!
I have spoken to Marine Tracker (they're sponsoring the round Britain Race, due to kick off this Saturday - see www.roundbritainrace.co.uk) and they seem very keen to help with technical support, so maybe more of the fleet can carry transponders.
JAC was supported for free by "Ocen Race Track" thanks to Martin!
(As Sterenn, the only boat equipped with a Ocean Race Track tracker, was not in the race ).
In complement to the Jesterinfo web site, we used, as for the Jester Challenge 2006, OceanRaceTrack web site manually to enter the available data. "Hopefully" I was not at sea and so available.
Some skippers don't want to have any tracker or communication means on board. I think there choice must be respected.
I dont think that Jester event have any objective to be "public" entertainments. If public wants to follow our games, I'm ready to share at little cost. Not more. (Personal opinion)
Pourquoi faire simple quand on peut faire complique ?