May 2013

9Tek will escort the Autonomous on it's first test.

The 9Tek full size regatta boat will escort Autonomous on its first test.
For the first time the two projects can be seen side by side, the small Autonomous boat, based on a 2.4mR (Ole Eide III design), and the larger X-Yacht X-1 40’ regatta boat. Both projects are controlled by 9Tek AS, and the control systems on the Autonomous will be adapted to 9Tek when mature.

The goat for Autonomous is to cross the Atlantic Ocean fully autonomously; the goal for 9Tek is to have a computer system to make sailing easier. Based on commercial PAD computers and small custom electronics’ running complex software.

9Tek Boat to participate in it's first test regatta.

Saturday 1. June 2013, the “9Tek” boat will be at the starting line for the first time. The regatta “Breidangen Rundt” will be a test run for the “Færder” overnight regatta next weekend. We will sail short handed this first time, and without spinnaker, to get a feeling of how it all works. The computers are not in the loop, as we still got some issues. We are several weeks delayed, but in the long run this is nothing.

Autonomous launches this Monday !!!!!

This Monday 3. June 2013, the HiV launches the Autonomous boat, at Horten harbor, by Kongsberg Maritime. This will be the first time “Handy Man” sits on water sins I competed in it the 2011 season. It is now painted signal RED, and got the new sail and rig, and a wind rudder, a PLS controller etc. etc.
The local TV station and new papers will be there when the boat sets sails for the first time. This is really exited times, be there !!!!!

Microtransat Challenge

We have entered the competition also 2013, but expect to compete first time next year.


The exterior is becoming beautifull

The 9Tek boat is finally getting ready to get back on water.