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.

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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!



Robert Rosen Jacobson & Pip Hare arrivals… by minitransat


interview after arriving in Gijon (start at 2min30sec):

MiniTransat Gijon Roundup English door minitransat


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.


"Robert Rosen Jacobson, le doyen de la #MiniTransat a coupé la ligne à 13h 41m 58s UTC"

"Robert Rosen Jacobson (Postillion Hotels) crossed the line at 09h 41mn 58s local. 
His elapsed time was 26d 04h 56mn 58s."

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!