being launched in the spring of 2000 the yacht has sailed over 48,900
starting safety cover for the WEARC Challenge #47 has sailed over
11,000 miles, recorded 1134 engine hours, 3157 generator hours and 754
the time the yacht returns to the UK it is estimated it will have
sailed over 16,500 miles since starting safety cover for the WEARC.
- Lin Parker (Ocean Yachtmaster)
was the Skipper of Challenge yacht #38 (sponsored by the Isle of Man)
in the BT Global Challenge 2000-01, 'The Worlds Toughest Yacht Race'.
Lin also skippered a Challenge yacht to Spitsbergen in the Arctic
Circle undertaking Challenge Adventure Sailing voyages, which saw her
sail to 84° North.
Mate - John Farndell (Ocean Yachtmaster)
MacFadyen (Qualified nurse and WEARC medic)
MacFadyen (participated in the BT Global Challenge 2000-01)
Davies (Offshore Yachtmaster)
vessel - Challenge Business #24
ex British Steel Global Challenge 1992-3 and BT Global Challenge
1996-7 race yacht.
being launched in 1992 the yacht has sailed approximately 150,000
has sailed around the world twice and has also sailed as far north as
84° when undertaking Challenge Adventure Sailing voyages to
Spitsbergen in the Arctic Circle. The yacht also acted as a safety
vessel in the 1997 Atlantic Rowing Race.
yacht lost its mast approximately 200 miles from Barbados while
carrying out safety vessel duties. The conditions were not severe and
the failure is being blamed on a failed deck fitting. Thankfully
nobody was injured in the incident. It is anticipated the yacht will
be shipped back to the UK for repair.
- John Crawford (Ocean Yachtmaster).
John has worked for Challenge Business for the past 3 years and spent
14 months on the East Coast of the USA training amateur crew for the
BT Global Challenge.
Mate - Rachel Dickinson (Offshore Yachtmaster) Rachel took over from
Richard Lloyd-Williams, who returned to the UK on 11 December.