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|