Early this morning Robert left La Rochelle (FR) to make a 500nm qualifying run on their Class40 yacht as preparation for the Transat single-handed ocean race.

As it is equipped with a marker beacon you can click here to follow the boat.


Un Skipper HSD en cache un autre. Après l'abandon de Ian Lipinski suite à un démâtage alors qu'il était en tête de flotte, c'est le doyen de la course, Robert Jacobson, lui aussi coureur HSD, qui pointe en deuxième position. Toute l'équipe HSD soutien Ian dans ce moment difficile et l'accompagnera pour finir ce projet et en commencer d'autres…

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Umpa Lumpa, beeched February 20, 2015 Bahama's.

In Transat 2009 to Brasil Umpa Lumpa was owned and raced by Andreas Lindlar and in Transat 2013 owned and raced to

Guadeloupe by the sympathic Italian Andrea Iacopini.andrea iacopini



Unfortunately, Andrea has hit a few hondreds of miles before finish Guadeloupe an Unidentified Underwater floating Subject. This was after the non-stop disaster Transat 2013 race Europe-Guadeloupe of nearly 4 weeks of day and night non-stop solo racing over the Atlantic under horrible conditions. Andrea het to leave his dammaged boat behind. As Mini Transats are unsinkable, the boat will have turned its circles around over the Atlantic taken by  the current/gulf current.

GER 682 was the first Mini Transat I saw in 2009 1,5 mile in front of me while appoaching the coast of Brasil in the early morning of October 25, 2009. Andreas and I had a fight in front of the finish in Salvador de Bahia that day.

Tuesday morning at half past eleven local time Robert with NED602 left Lorient harbour for a training run to Luanca, Spain. As Robert is in "for some fresh air" he plans to go around near the Spanish coast and return to Lorient without enjoying the good life in Spainsmiley. The journey is the reward!

As usual Robert needs some time to really get going, but the last 24 hours he climbed from 20th to 13th place. ETA around midnight.

To follow the news about the Pornichet Select race go to the Official Facebook pages here



Saturday April 12th Robert Rosen Jacobson started in the Pornichet Select race. The 300nm course will take 2 to 3 days and leads along the beautiful but treacherous coast of southern Brittany.

All boats have trackers on board and can be followed real-time at this site.



Sander Vogelenzang on his home-built proto 817 'Boatsje' with the Mini certificate!



To listen to missed broadcasts this week of transmissions of Robert Rosen Jacobsons Atlantic Ocean Solo Race classical music choices can be heard via this link.

After the daily transmissions, the new broadcast of that day will be added to the "old ones"from previous day(s).

To listen online around 1130 hrs every day to the transmission of Roberts choice:


To listen via radio, tune the radio on 94,6 FM.




Mini Transat 2013

Tomorrow, Monday March 24 at 11:30 hrs MET, Dutch Radio 4 will transmit five classical music choices made by Robert Rosen Jacobson. Robert made these recordings for AVRO broadcasting company on the Atlantic Ocean  during 5 phases of Transat 2013 race, somewhere along the 4100 nautical miles track from Sada (Spain) to Guadeloupe (Caribbean).

The program "De Klassieken" is broadcasted Monday to Friday from 0900 tot 1200 hrs LT and will be presentated by Hans Smit.
Radio 4 can be received on the internet and is broadcasted on FM (94.6 in the western part of Holland).

Every day around 11:30 "Variaties op een thema" (Variations on a Theme), with this week the Atlantic Ocean as special theme. 

After the broadcast every individual emission will be made available via internet via www.radio4.nl, the theme of the week can be viewed with this link.

On Wednesday, the third Transat Phase broadcast of Robert will be online only (not on the FM-frequency) due to a special broadcast of a different subject on AVRO radio

The NED 602 Transat 2013 movie will also be available via AVRO online radio. Last Saturday March 22 the "premiere" took place during a private viewing for the support group of about 30 persons around project Transat 2013 NED 602.