International Robotic Sailing Regatta

IRSR 2014 Information

IRSR 2014 / SailBot 2014 Latest information

LOCATION: California Maritime Academy

DATE: June 7-13, 2014

See Event Outline & Notice of Competition and Sailing Instructions by clicking the image below:

Sailbot 2014 Event Outline Notice of Competition  Sailing Instructions FRONT PAGE


The SailBot 2014 International Robotic Sailing Regatta is a robotic sailing competition historically held in North America in which teams of university and college students compete. The first event, in 2006, was hosted by Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and inspired by the success of a senior project at the University of British Columbia to build a robotic sailboat, teams have annually competed throughout the US and Canada. 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.

The competition is open to the 1-meter, 2-meter SailBot Class, and an Open Class (which are boats up to 4 meters in length – see the Class Rules for the actual requirements of each class).  The sailboat competition consists of multiple events and will span several days.  For details of the classes and races, please go to the “Rules” section of this site.