2016 Jester Azores Challenge


This years Jester Challenge start off western end of Plymouth Breakwater at 1200 noon BST (TBC) on Sunday 15th May 2016. The event is somewhat unique, in that it is not a race, there are very few rules and the entrants participate purely for their own satisfaction. Starting from Plymouth, the course finishes in the Azores at Praia de Vitoria, Terceira.

Two of those heading to the Azores this year are Steve Hickey in Newlyn Maid, a junk-rigged Coromandel, and Guy Waites in Betsy, a Corribee. Although not an official entrant this year, he aims to start a couple of weeks later than the others. He has documented the preparations on his blog, http://worldwidewaites.blogspot.co.uk – there is a wealth of useful information on modifying, restoring and strengthening the hull of the Corribee.

For the latest information about this years challenge, as well as all the history and background visit the Jester website.


One Response to “2016 Jester Azores Challenge”

  1. Nicky Snelling Says:

    Sounds very good to me but just not ready to take it on yet. Hopefully the Corribee website will build in strength again, good luck to those taking part.
    Nicky Snelling, ( bought corribee 518, PADIWAK ) Jack Dalys history making corribee.

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