It has taken me a while to grasp this – I am a bit slow.
If you look at the entry list for the Artemis TRANSAT, it reads, for example, Gitana Eighty – Loick Peyron, Telecom Italia – Giovanni Soldini.
On the other hand, in the entry list for the JesterChallenge, it’s the other way round – the sailor is the entrant, the boat his/her vessel.
This is because the entries to the Artemis TRANSAT single-handed race are Team entries; the entries to the JesterChallenge are Single-Sailor entries.
Both events have instrinsic value, but it is the concept of single-handedness that differs. The meaning has become confused – in the context of this particular race, at least.
I look at the entries in the TRANSAT as a small boy must look at Formula One cars – from afar.
I look at the entries in the JesterChallenge with genuine understanding and fellow feeling.