Competitions are yearly.


The 2011 event is described on the USNA Sailbot website

  • Station keeping (10m x 10m box)
  • Long distance (8 hr around loop)
  • Match race (Remote control steering mandatory; simultaneous start. around a loop)
  • Navigation (complete course autonomously)
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Presentation about boat design

There will be another event titled Roboboats, hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. This will be held in Virginia Beach, VA from June 9-12.

Details can be found here.

Packing ListsEdit

Hardware to bringEdit

  • fuses
  • tools - wire cutters, crimpers, needlenose pliers, small screwdrivers,
  • tape
  • heatshrink
  • soldering iron and solder
  • replacement ICs
  • wire , light and heavy gauge, stranded and not
  • all the components
  • batteries (boat and RC controller)
  • chargers (and car battery to run the charger)
  • servo screws to linkages
  • waterproof box o'fun
  • RC controller
  • electrical tape

Software to bringEdit

  • laptop
  • all possibly useful code (dont assume internet)
  • backup CD of linux
  • backup CD with code
  • chargers for laptop

Hull to bringEdit

  • boat
  • hatches

Foils to bringEdit

  • rudder
  • keel

Sails to bringEdit

  • sails
  • spare sails hardware