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.