Rolex Middle Sea Race

Rolex Middle Sea Race Break Down

20 November, 2019

Rolex Middle Sea Race Break Down For those of you who watched on during the 2019 Middle Sea Race, you will have seen that Challenger did not have a competitive race after the first 48hrs. … Read more ›

Approaching the Fastnet Rock

27 August, 2019

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 From Challenger GBR301R we are excited to be approaching the Rock which we will pass just after dark with our octogenarian crewman Mr. Christopher Hope. Born in 1938 this is Chris’s… Read more ›

What drives those who compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race?

27 August, 2019

Why does it hold such a special place in the hearts of sailors all over the world? On the face of it, it’s just another boat race; it’s flags in the high street in Cowes,… Read more ›

Catching mini water balloons in the middle of the Atlantic

25 July, 2019

Marconi Transat 2019, Day 5 and 6 onboard Challenger COG 11 SOG N50 10.8 W31 54.7 It’s watch change on Challenger and it is POURING outside. Heavy cold droplets seemingly the size of mini water… Read more ›

A mouse gnawing through main halyards, how to rerig the main halyard?

25 July, 2019

Marconi Transat 2019, Day 7, rerig the main halyard COG 079 SOG 6.2 N50 55.3 W012 30.5 It seems there is a mouse in our mast or a rat or at least something sharp that… Read more ›