The SailBot 2013 Race is now over!
This year was marked by the kind of weather you can only find in New England; everything from warm sunny days to squalls with 30 knot gusts. The teams all rose to the challenge and put on a great contest. Our special thanks to Olin College, the City of Gloucester, Maritime Gloucester and Ocean Alliance for their help and support.
This year we had 16 teams show up and 16 boats get into the water. Of those 16, 10 were novice teams. Friends were made, ideas were swapped and everyone went home happy and ready for more. Congratulations to all of our competitors!
2-Meter Competitors (in order of placement):
University of British Columbia
US Naval Academy
Memorial University Newfoundland
Iowa State University
1-Meter Competitors (in order of placement):
Albemarle High School MESA
Newburyport High School
Gloucester High School Boat 1
Community Boating Inc
Gloucester High School Boat 2
University of Guelph
Swampscott High School
Eldorado High School
Results are as follows:
Overall 2 Meter:
1st Place UBC (University of British Columbia)
2nd Place USNA (U.S. Naval Academy)
3rd Place Aberystwyth University
Overall 1 Meter:
1st Place Albemarle High School MESA
2nd Place Newburyport High School
3rd Place Gloucester High School
Navigation Accuracy 2 Meter: University of British Columbia
Navigation Accuracy 1 Meter: Albemarle High School MESA
Presentation 2 Meter: University of British Columbia
Presentation 1 Meter: Albemarle High School MESA
Long Distance 2 Meter: University of British Columbia
Long Distance 1 Meter: Albemarle High School MESA
Stationkeeping 2 Meter: TIE
University of British Columbia
Stationkeeping 1 Meter: Albemarle High School MESA
Fleet Race 2 Meter: University of British Columbia
Fleet Race 1 Meter: TIE
Community Boating, Inc.
Sailbots 2013 ResultsDownload the RESULTS - Fleet Race I
Download the RESULTS Navigational Accuracy
Download the RESULTS: Fleet Race II
Download the RESULTS PRESENTATION
Download the RESULTS: Long Distance Race
Download the RESULTS: ALL TEAMS - Final
See you in 2014!
THE FUTURE OF MARITIME INNOVATION
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. 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.
Building on the success of previous SailBot regattas, SailBot 2013 will be held in Gloucester, Mass. Harbor, from June 9-13, 2013! 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.
We look forward to seeing you in Gloucester!
Support the SailBot Regatta 2013
|Premiere Event Sponsor:||$10,000|
|Welcome Reception and BBQ Dinner (June 9, 2013):||$3,000|
|Day 1 (June 10, 2013) Participant Lunch:||$2,500|
|Day 2 (June 11, 2013) Participant Lunch:||$2,500|
|Day 3 (June 12, 2013) Participant Lunch:||$2,500|
|Awards Banquet (June 13, 2013):||$5,000|
Additional Giving Options:
|Become an Honorary Race Committee member||$1,000|
|Become a Friend of SailBot||$500|
|Sponsor a student in the Regatta||$100|