16th SailBot Regatta -2024 Newburyport, MA

The 16th Annual International Robotic Sailing Regatta (IRSR) was held June 2nd-7th, 2024 at Camp Bauercrest on Lake Attitash in Amesbury, Massachusetts and was sponsored by the Newburyport Education Foundation.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute won the 2024 event. 

View the full scores from the 2024 event.

Participating Teams

  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA)
  • Kehillah Jewish High School (Palo Alto, CA, USA)
  • Newburyport High School (Newburyport, MA, USA)
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA, USA)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA, USA)

Thank You

Many thanks to Camp Bauercrest for letting us use their campus for the week. In addition to the docks and shorefront, we also had access to a large airconditioned gymnasium down near the water. This space proved to be an ideal workshop, where teams could set up and work on their boats. 

The Custom House Maritime Museum in downtown Newburyport generously loaned us the use of their facility for the evening of Sunday, June 2nd so that we could host a welcome BBQ. Their back lawn, nestled between the museum and the riverwalk proved to be the perfect space to gather and eat and we are thankful to their staff for providing tours of the museum. 

We are deeply indebted to the Newburyport Education Foundation for funding this event for the second year in a row. Not only did they provide financial support (both to run the event, and also to physically build the Newburyport High School boats), they also provided advice and logistical support when needed. We in Newburyport are so fortunate to have this organization, without them none of this would have been possible.