That’s it, I’m on the list… no not that one… the Jester Challenge Baltimore 2019 list.
Although I’ve been planning and prepping for the 2019 JBC since, well before the 2017 one I didn’t really want to make my intentions known till closer to the date in case it didn’t happen.
I had planned on sailing the 2015 one but with Sundance being so new to me and the fact she was set up for club racing with a crew it would have been silly for me to do it. She and more importantly I wern’t up for it, I withdrew my intation to get to the start line, I didn’t want to do the same again.
Since then I’ve got a lot more sea miles under my belt, not as many any as I would have liked but enough to know Sundance and her ways. We’ve sailed more night and solo hours than last year and I now feel I know how she moves. The Navik windvane is a god send and I’ve made up with the tiller pilot and it’s wayward ways. I’ve upgraded the electronics with an AIS transponder and plan on a rewire over the winter to make sure I know every inch of her.
I think I’ve sorted a mooring for a few weeks before the start on the Tamar, I have a list of other essentials and, I’m marked on Ewen Southby-Tailyour’s notepad, if I can make it to Plymouth I can make it to Ireland.
More to follow…