Pete Hill

OCC Jester Award - 2006

(Shanti - Kingfisher 22) – for an outstanding achievement in single-handedly completing the Jester Challenge (2006) from Plymouth to Newport, Rhode Island with the assistance of Haslar wind vane steering gear in just over 44 days. His achievement in his little 19-year-old Kingfisher 22 is all the more remarkable as the boat was probably the oldest and smallest of all the entrants, most of whom retired for various reasons so that Pete was the second and last boat to reach Newport.

During the previous 6 months he had also delivered the junk rigged 38’ catamaran he designed and built, from Brazil to Tasmania using his own design of wind vane steering, non-stop via the Southern Ocean.