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
Robosail back in IJmuiden after a solo test trip of 3500 miles 2004-10-08 10:42:14 

Pieter is looking back on a successful season with Robosail. He sailed the yacht from IJmuiden to the Azores and back in August and September. 'Our ambition in this season was threefold,' Pieter says, 'To finish the refit, to test the boat and to qualify for the OSTAR next year. We have realized all three goals. The new swing rig has proved to be seaworthy and extremely easy to handle. The only problem is that sailing a swing rig is a bit dull. You miss the stress of changing headsails all the time.'  Pieter believes that the best preparation for a race like the OSTAR is to make long single-handed cruises. 'It is a pity we missed the Petitbateau Race, but in the end we did much more ocean training then we could have done in this race.' The next big issue is performance optimization. In the coming weeks we will work on an extensive test program to decide what we want to change in the mast and the sail this winter.