Team Captain: Kristoffer Vik Hansen -
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The Remote Yacht Team / UBC SailBot Team represents UBC at international competitions in both Canada and the USA. This year, similar to last, the UBC Remote Yacht Team is committed to fostering students’ professional development and interests in marine engineering, robotic design and naval architecture.
The UBC Remote Yacht Team was formed in 2002 as a design project but did not have sufficient interest from other schools to compete until 2006. During the 2006 competition in Kingston, Ontario, UBC placed first ahead of three other schools. Since then the UBC team has competed in four other events including 2011 in Annapolis and 2012 in Vancouver.
In 2011 in Annapolis, the team placed Second scoring 40.1 points of the 50 available and won four of the five events. To get to the completion it took great dedication and time management as the boat and the logic were both designed and constructed in a 148 day period. To see the complete development, please look below.
In June 2012, UBC in conjunction with Royal Vancouver Yacht Club hosted the 6thInternational Robotic Sailboat Championships. Without a doubt, this was a major milestone marking the first time either Western Canada or UBC have hosted the Robotic Championships. UBC SailBot places first in this competition with a record-setting 47 out of 50 points, pushing the competition to a whole new level.
We intend to keep taking the robotic sailing to the next level…. every year.
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