MUN SailBot team competed in international sailing competition

Jun 14th, 2023

By Jackey Locke

The MUN SailBot team competed in the International Robotic Sailing Regatta at Camp Bauercrest on Lake Attitash in Amesbury, MA, June 4-9.

The team placed third in the payload event, fourth in the station keeping challenge and for their technical presentation.

The team said they are so happy to have successfully competed at the IRSR, and that the opportunity gave them a chance to showcase their hard work, apply their engineering skills in real life and bond as a team.

There were some challenges throughout the competition for the team. There were delays with shipping the sailboat to the U.S. and mechanical and electrical setbacks during the competition prevented the team from competing in the fleet races. However, the team was able to problem-solve among themselves and with other teams in order to make the most of the remainder of the events.

The team said that, overall, they are very happy with how well their sailbot performed in the events they competed in. They are taking what they learned this year to identify areas for growth in preparation for next year's competition.