Launched at sea at the end of August from St. John’s harbour in Newfoundland and after travelling 7785km in more than three months, the 5.5 meters long "Donautic" named Ada has been declared "lost at sea" by the team. But they are working to new projects.Message from the canadian team: It is with deep regret that we at Sailbot must announce that Ada is likely lost at sea. We received our last transmission from her almost three weeks ago - although we would like to think that this is because of increased cloud cover over the Atlantic in the...Continue reading →
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After three years of many all-nighters, engineering challenges, a rotation of senior members graduating and new members stepping up and continuing our team’s success, UBC Sailbot is finally ready to make an incredible dream a reality! We are in Newfoundland, and about to launch our autonomous sailboat, Ada, across the Atlantic Ocean on a record-setting trip which no autonomous boat has ever successfully completed before!Countdown to launch is a matter of days, as we prepare for launch on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from St. John’s harbour in Newfoundland! You will be able to track Ada’s progress across the Atlantic by visiting https://track.ubctransat.com/ for live updates once she launches. As we approach this...Continue reading →
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The american plane builder has presented a new submarine drone which completes a rang of 3 including the Echo Seeker (32 feet) and the Echo Ranger (18’).Echo voyager is 51 feet long (16 meters), weights 50 tons and should be able to dive towards 3.600 meters deep. Tthe Echo Seeker More information in www.boeing.com/features/2016/03/bds-echo-voyager-03-16.pageContinue reading →
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The Datamaran is an autonomous catamaran developed by the East coat company AMS (Autonomous Marine Systems). Based in Boston, Eamon Carrig, the CEO, has been working since 2007 on a small Dronautic able to collect and transmit hydrographic data across the surface of the globe.The boat is a 2.5 meters long catamaran powered by a 2.3 meters long wingsail and electric engines. With on hull less than the West coast designed Saildrone, the Datamaran is less stable. That’s why AMS made them able to come-back on their hulls after a capsize. This video demonstrates the...Continue reading →
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The french shipyard and the american manufacturer of sailboat hardware and accessories worked together to develop a system that could be very usefull on a sailing Dronautic. The AST trim the sails and is able to tack automatically. This is very useful for sailboat owners that are older and older with less crew and bigger boats. But can we image Jeanneau and Harken working together for a full Dronautic program?Press release : Harken and Jeanneau Debut Revolutionary Assisted Sail Trim (AST) To Simplify Sailing For all those who have ever wished for a little help at the helm, Harken and Jeanneau are pleased to announce the result of a three-year collaborative effort to reimagine cruising and...Continue reading →
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On June 1968 1st, the Golden Globe starting line was opened. It was the first single-handed, non-stop, round the world race.
On June 2018, The Dronautic Revolution staring line will be open for the first unmanned, non-stop, round the world race.
Which Dronautic will be the first one to finish this revolution?
Will this first Dronautic come back in less than 312 days as did Sir Robin Knox-Johnston 50 years before?
The Dronautic Revolution 2018: enter the race!
• DRONAUTIC (definition & ambitions)
• HISTORY (from 1st round the world to Dronautic)
• SCHEDULE 2014 - 2019
• THE DRONAUTIC REVOLUTION 1968-2018
• DRONAUTIC’6 RULE BOX
• YACHT DESIGN COMPETITION
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