Here are the articles published in the international press about Dronautic.
The Dronautic schedule 2014 - 2019
21 May 2014 07:06 0 messages
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The Dronautic goal is to organize a revolution, a race around the world, non-stop, unmanned, without nuclear of fossil energy and with a limited assistance.
No engineer team has already accomplished this challenge. Are you going to take part of it? The start of the Dronautic Revolution is scheduled for June 2018.
Before the start of the main event, the teams will have two years to built and validate their concept. Then it will be the moment to compare the Dronautic from each team in test events and in a challenging first oceanic crossing.
• June 2014: Dronautic presented and The Dronautic Revolution announced.
• September 2014: Presentation of the Dronautic’6 rule-box and launch of the yacht design competition.
• June 2015: Price giving of the yacht design competition.
• December 2015: Presentation at the Paris boat show of the racing program from 2016 to 2018. Presentation of the first team involved in the competition.
• June 2016: First Dronautic Pro Am Races (24 hours competitions).
• June 2017: Dronautic Ocean Race, the transoceanic competition.
• June 2018: Start of The Dronautic Revolution.
• 2019: Arriving of the Dronautic Revolution.
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The object of Dronautic is to organize competitions and events where it is possible to evaluate and compare different projects from different teams all around the world. In that way is defined the rule box for the Dronautic Teams, the Dronautic’6.
In September 2014 will be presented the DRONAUTIC’6 rule-box. This rule will define a 6 meters long and 6 meters wide (maximum) Dronautic.
The first non-stop and unmanned round the world yacht race will be launched in 2018. Different 6 meters long nautical drones, the Dronautic’6, designed and managed by students, engineers or experimented sailors will compete together to be back to the starting port after rounding the Antarctic. Will you be between them?
In 1968, three men had the idea to set sail around the world, alone. By learning their project, the Sunday Times launched the Golden Globe, a trophy for the first one to come back in England, and a price money of 5000£ for the best performance, non-stop, around the world. From 1968 June 1st to October 31st, nine sailors took the start of the first ever-sailing race around the world. Only one came back. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston did is in more than 312 days at the helm of Suhaili.