Sailbots. You heard me sucka, SAILBOTS!!!!!
The SailBot 2013 International Robotic Sailing Regatta is a robotic sailing competition historically held in North America in which teams of university and college students compete. This year’s event takes place in Gloucester harbor! The goal is to create an unmanned sailboat that navigates through a variety of challenges with limited, if any, human control. Students are able to use this friendly competition between schools to apply their engineering knowledge in a multi-disciplinary task that requires mechanical, electrical, and software skill to deal with this highly variable environment. Teams are headquartered at Maritime Gloucester and races will occur off Pavillion Beach in the outer harbor. Project presentations will take place at Endicott College’s Gloucester campus.
Monday 10 June 2013
9:00 – 2:00 pm – Navigation Accuracy
3:00 pm – Fleet Race 1 for 2-meter boats
4:30 pm – Fleet Race 1 for 1-meter boats
Tuesday 11 June 2013
9:00 – 2:00 pm – Stationkeeping
3:00 pm – Fleet Race II for 1-meter boats
4:30 pm – Fleet Race II for 2-meter boats
Wednesday 12 June 2013
9:00 am – Chase Race for 1-meter boats
1:00 pm – Long Distance Race start for 1-meter boats
4:30 pm – Long Distance Race start for 2-meter boats