Welcome to the World Robotic Sailing Championship and International Robotic Sailing Conference (WRSC/IRSC). The WRSC is a competition open to fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats up to 4m in length. This year's WRSC/IRSC is being held in Viana do Castelo Portugal from September 5th to 10th, 2016. It is the ninth edition of the regatta, with previous events held in Austria (2008), Portugal (2009), Canada (2010), Germany (2011), Wales/UK (2012), France (2013), Ireland (2014), and Finland (2015).

The accompanying International Robotic Sailing Conference (IRSC) provides an ideal venue to discuss the broad range of scientific problems involved in the desgin and development of autonomous sailboats.