I want to set one up - from (Old) Jersey to New Jersey
, for the historical connection and
because it is not a common nor simple route
and simplicity reasons would not actually be a race
- instead would be an annual Challenge, with the prize (for every
vessel that completed the Journey - there and back!) to be a crate of beer
when they reach halfway and then a Gold Sovereign when they make it back (or something similarly affordable! - folks won't be doing it for the riches!). Probably also add a time requirement of same year.
It's really simply a marketing
tool (working title is "The J-Tac" - Jersey Trans Atlantic Challenge), if few ever complete it then does not really matter
. The most that will be required of folks each end is checking that the boat
actually leaves (and arrives!) from the places as claimed - and not on suitablility of Vessel / Skipper
, legally that works this end, in the US that will be SEP
.....failing that can add a requirment for some Youtube in front of the Statue of Liberty with the day's newsapaper - or summit
Preamble over, what I am after is:-
1) a destination
in New Jersey
, must be a Marina (that takes visitors) with shoreside boat
facilities and have a decent town / business community thereabouts (will likely be knocking on doors to see if I can get a co-sponser on the US end). Ideally also with good connections to an international airport
. (The Cruising Wiki is blank on NJ!).
2) some idea of what times of year the crossing would be best (each way).
3) some idea of the timescale for the trip (each way).
Intended from this end for some (marketing) support from the local Tourism Office and possibly other businesses, could work
similar from the US end.
Timescale is 2014 to kick off. I might even do it myself