He is a member of the Royal Ocean Racing Club
and is still sailing.
Mr Jessey sold his home and business in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, to take part in the Royal Ocean Racing Club
Transglobe race later this year.
This English classic, run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club
, is a weekend race starting at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes with the top mark set at the Eddystone Lighthouse, some 12 miles south-west of Plymouth and the finish back in the Solent.
The Myth of Malham from May 28 to 29 and the Round Ireland Race on June 18 are both organised by the UK's Royal Ocean Racing Club
and offer an opportunity to compete against other MOD70s, explained Gavignet, while the Quebec to St Malo Race is more about adventure and exploration.
He became commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club
and the Royal Naval Sailing Association and chairman of the Royal Yachting Association.
The 22nd Dubai to Muscat Race is organised under the auspices of the Royal Ocean Racing club
. HH Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan was the guest of honour for the start.
Ninety years after the first ever Fastnet race in 1935, the race's size, and longevity are testament to race organisers, the Royal Ocean Racing Club
(RORC), who were also celebrating.
August 16 this year will mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Ocean Racing Club
and its inaugural Fastnet Race.
The world's largest, most diverse fleet of offshore racing yachts will set sail from the Solent on 16th August in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial Rolex Fastnet Race.
Eddie Warden Owen, chief executive of the Royal Ocean Racing Club explains the uniqueness of the Rolex Fastnet Race: "The Rolex Fastnet Race is a world classic and probably the largest, most famous of its type.
Established in 1925, The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) became famous for the biennial Fastnet Race and the international team event, the Admiral's Cup.
CLUB: Royal Ocean Racing Club
, UK CREW: P van der Zijden--Skipper, S Clegg, J Laundon, S Bonus, S Aram, T Bacso, P Bartlett, R Ham, D Hartman, K Hepworth, S Murray, K Postma, C Slater, P Thomas, C Peat, J Yuen, C Massaro