OCC Jester Medal

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  • 24 Jan 2013 16:37
    Reply # 1187844 on 1104657
    Actually, when I thought about it some more, the only possible winner of the Jester Medal for what he achieved in 2012 is Matt Rutherford, and the winner he has turned out to be.
  • 18 Oct 2012 03:30
    Reply # 1106835 on 1106823
    Annie Hill wrote:If we are talking in the spirit of Jester and Blondie Hasler, I would feel that the award should go to unassisted voyages, with minimal engine use.  At the risk of being too closely associated with award winners, I'd be very much inclined to nominate my ex-skipper, Trevor Robertson, who has made some stunning single-handed passages, including 2 passages across the southern South Pacific and a non-stop passage from the Falkland Is to Trinidad.  He would be unable to be interviewed, however, due to the fact that he is presently aboard Iron Bark, frozen in somewhere in Greenland.
    Yes, I''d already  mentioned Trevor to the Powers That Be, and pointed them towards his blog. He'd be my idea of someone who has demonstrated a high level of attainment at single handed sailing, too. It's just a pity that he can't be persuaded that he could do it all a lot more easily under junk rig :-)
  • 18 Oct 2012 03:10
    Reply # 1106823 on 1104657
    If we are talking in the spirit of Jester and Blondie Hasler, I would feel that the award should go to unassisted voyages, with minimal engine use.  At the risk of being too closely associated with award winners, I'd be very much inclined to nominate my ex-skipper, Trevor Robertson, who has made some stunning single-handed passages, including 2 passages across the southern South Pacific and a non-stop passage from the Falkland Is to Trinidad.  He would be unable to be interviewed, however, due to the fact that he is presently aboard Iron Bark, frozen in somewhere in Greenland.
  • 17 Oct 2012 16:39
    Reply # 1106347 on 1104657
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    ^ would be the other way 'round for us, the missus never gets seasick (doesnt know what it is..), I do though.
  • 17 Oct 2012 13:51
    Reply # 1106214 on 1104657
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    I think the trip through the the North West Passage by Jess and Chris aboard Teleport would certainly qualify. Teleport, previously built and owned by member Jim Creighton has a long history. I would suggest that a current accomplishment would be more appropriate and may draw more young people into both the JRA and OCC, organizations that I belong to and heartily support.

    That all said, is it possible to qualify for a single handed sailing award if your partner is debilitated by seasickness and one not only has to sail but tend to the needs of the incapacitated partner?
    Last modified: 17 Oct 2012 15:09 | Deleted user
  • 17 Oct 2012 00:06
    Reply # 1105745 on 1105720
    Colin Jarman wrote:As the one who nominated Roger Taylor for the 2009 Jester Medal, I can assure you that membership of the OCC is not a prerequisite. Nor is it necessary to be of any particular nationality. I suspect, however, that the Medal is unlikely to be awarded posthumously.
    It's Jenny, the OCC Commodore's Lady, that I'm in contact with. She's been given the job of sorting this out. She and John are doing a good job of revitalising the OCC, but there still seem to be a few muddles, behind the scenes, that they have to see to. 
  • 16 Oct 2012 23:23
    Reply # 1105720 on 1104657
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    As the one who nominated Roger Taylor for the 2009 Jester Medal, I can assure you that membership of the OCC is not a prerequisite. Nor is it necessary to be of any particular nationality. I suspect, however, that the Medal is unlikely to be awarded posthumously.
  • 16 Oct 2012 18:13
    Reply # 1105466 on 1104657
    I don't know if Bill King was an OCC member, and of course he's no longer with us, but wouldn't he make a good candidate?
  • 16 Oct 2012 17:36
    Reply # 1105436 on 1104657
    They're now telling me that the Jester Medal is for OCC members only, contradicting the wording on the award page of their website.
    Roger Taylor and Pete Hill aren't members. 
     
    Perhaps we'd better forget that I raised this topic.
    Last modified: 16 Oct 2012 17:37 | Anonymous member
  • 16 Oct 2012 14:28
    Reply # 1105257 on 1104657
    It seems to me that someone could nominate a certain David Tyler, especially if he would promise to write a bit more about his voyages and singlehanded procedures.  David's voyaging has been both bold and competent, though nobody outside of the JRA is likely to be aware of him since he is not the self-promoting type.  Then there is Alan from Zebedee whose engineless voyaging over more than a decade was largely singlehanded until recently, but likewise he is unknown outside of the JRA. There other potential candidates of course outside of the junk-rigged community, such as Miles Hordern, who has written two books and numerous articles to date about his singlehanded voyages in his Twister 28, Gordian.  One image that is indelibly etched in my mind is of Gordian running downwind under bare poes in the Southern Ocean, with the boat self steering and Miles sitting on the engine box, throwing darts at a dartboard on the bulkhead.  If awards were given posthumously, which I doubt, I would also nominate John Sowden, who circumnavigated solo three times between 1966 and 1986 in a Robert Clark designed Yachting World 5 tonner, Tarmin, mostly without a working engine.  His logs were published by his sister after his death in 1990.
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