World Robotic Sailing Championship, September 9th to 13th, 2014

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The organising committee of the World Robotic Sailing Competition 2014 invites teams to enter the main competition to race an autonomous motorboat or sailboat, over a series of days (September 9th to 12th).

WRSC2014 will include a series of short distance racing, navigation and autonomy challenges. The competition will propose tasks such as station, speed in different conditions, accuracy, obstacle avoidance, target tracking, endurance and cooperation. The competition, originally designed for sailboats also includes a separate motorboats category.

You can find more information, including the rules and regulations here

The Results Are In!

Here are the results for the 2014 World Robotic Sailing Championship held in Galway from September 9th to 13th.

Team Fleet Upwind/Downwind Station-Keeping Fleet Race Endurance Race Obstacle Detection TOTAL
ENSTA-1 M 10 10 18 10 48
ENSTA-2 M 10 10
Seol MS 0
Malindroke MS 0
2880 MS 10 20 30
Laser MS 10 10
Bob MS 0
Ocean Star MS 0
FASt S 18 20 5 43
Kitty S 0
Seaquester S 10 19 19 10 58
Robokite S 0

The winner in the Motorboat category was ENSTA-1 the yellow motorboat from ENSTA Bretagne. In the Microsail category, the winner was 2880 built by Christof Chazot. In the main Sailboat category, the winner was Seaquester from the US Naval Academy.

The winner of the Endurance Race was FASt from the University of Porto and the overall winner of the 2014 World Robotic Sailing Championship was Seaquester with a points total of 58. Well done to all the participants. See you in Aland, next September.

Bottle Boat Open Challenge

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The organising committee of the World Robotic Sailing Competition 2014 invites teams to enter a “Bottle Boat” competition to race an autonomous motorboat or sailboat made from plastic bottles. The boat should be able to complete a triangular course comprising an upwind leg of 25 to 30 metres, rounding a windward mark, a reaching leg to a gybe mark, and a reaching leg back to the start/finish line.

The Bottle Boat Open Challenge was won by Bowen Ormsby. Well done to Bowen and the four other competing teams and stay tuned as GMIT are talking about a rematch next year!

You can find more information, including the rules and regulations here