RORY AND COOKIES’ JESTER CHALLENGE 2010
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Rory McDougall and his capable Tiki 21 catamaran
“Cooking Fat” are off again on more adventures. Since sailing into the record books
in 1997 as the smallest catamaran
around the world, Rory and Cookie have had time away from ocean voyaging this past decade. Rory met his wife Michelle, shortly after the circumnavigation
and they have been raising two kids
in the Caribbean
since. Cookie, of course, came along as part of the family
and has been great for getting the young ones acquainted to sailing. Now it’s high time to get back on the horse!!
I watched the first Jester Challenge back in 1996 with great interest and made a vow that I would be on the start line for the next one in 2010. With 2800 miles of singlehanded upwind sailing from Plymouth UK to Newport Rhode Island
USA, this is just the new adventure I need! The Jester Challenge embodies the self sufficient aspect of sailing small boats across oceans. The Challenge is open to all those who are up to the task and who like to voyage on boats from 20ft to 30ft. The Jester group of folks inspire small boat sailors to follow in the footsteps of our heroes of yesteryear. I can’t think of any better group to join with as it falls right in line with the minimalistic sailing I do in Cookie. The start is on Sunday 23rd May 2010 at 1300hrs off Plymouth breakwater. continued.......