Sander Bakker and Vester Knibbe ... 14:51, October 14 2008
Robosail retires 12:00, February 22 2008
Pieter safely on Azores 16:49, July 8 2005
Case closed 00:48, June 26 2005
Pieter's story 00:57, June 24 2005
RWYC retires Pieter? 22:10, June 22 2005
Pieter in good spirits 18:23, June 21 2005
RoboSail back on track! 18:34, June 13 2005
Robosail back in Plymouth with d... 12:09, June 9 2005
Lot's of people said farewell 15:47, May 15 2005
'OPEN DAG' Saturday May 14, 150... 11:21, May 4 2005
Pieter Adriaans and Henk de Veld... 17:42, December 19 2004
Robosail back in IJmuiden after ... 10:42, October 8 2004
Robosail prepares for voyage home 13:04, September 10 2004
RoboSail leaves for Azores 14:00, August 27 2004
Robosail in Falmouth 23:40, August 15 2004
Robosail trial runs with the new... 12:45, July 27 2004
Robosail Baptized 16:03, July 5 2004
Latest News - Kockengen 15:00, June 20 2004
The HISWA boat show 14:00, January 30 2004
Case closed 2005-06-26 00:48:50 

The sun shines, I have an 8 knots breeze and whales playing around the boat. I am on my way to my beloved Sao Jorge where Rini waits for me. I was lucky to take some work with me as editor of Elseviers Handbook of Philosophy of Information so I am sitting in the shade editing essays by of some of the best minds on our planet. What more can you get out of life!
I have been thinking about what happened the last week and I have come to some conclusions. First of all the race committee should never have bent the rules in order to let Mollymawk make a restart. Consequently they should not have allowed me to make a restart. I am certain the other competitors would have taken the opportunity to make a restart, had they known about this new interpretation of the concept of outside assistance (I actually phoned Michel Kleinjans and left a voice mail stating as much, because I thought it would be unfair to deny him this opportunity.) Maybe I should not have been so eager to make a restart under this debatable interpretation of the rules. Furthermore, after allowing a restart, the committee should not have reversed this decision half way the race. I bet they have been hoping that I would retire out of my own account and really got worried when this did not happen even after I damaged my mainsail. Finally, they should not have acted like I was not restarted at all, when they decided to kick me out of the race. That last one was really malicious. Amongst other things it implied that I had been sailing uninsured without knowing it. The legal consequences of this action could have been enormous. 
All this characterizes the race committee for what they are: a bunch of amateurs. But then again, we are all amateurs  and we should be glad that there are still amateurs around that are willing to organize races like this. The sailing sport is too dear to me to let it be spoilt by an incident like this, so I decided to forgive them. As far as I am concerned the case is closed. Let's turn to the future. In August I will be back in Plymouth. I invite the committee to drink a pint we me and to discuss the matter. Let's see to it that thing like this happen never again!