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 Spain. 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.
Click here for a link to the article that appeared today in the online version of "Zeilen" magazine.
The article suggests that Pip Hare finished before Robert, but that's not true. Robert was earlier classified as 14th, but that changed because a boat with a faulty transponder wasn't listed.
more pictures by Eveline Wiarda of the finish of NED602 can be viewed here.
Tonight at 19:00 UTC NED602 had only 134nm of ocean left to the finishline. Although he has a lead of 20nm on Pip Hares "Potting Shed" her speed is higher, so Robert has to be very alert tonight to secure 14th place. ETA monday afternoon (Europe) or in the morning local time at Pointe-à-Pitre.
So keep a sharp lookout at the Mini Transat Site!