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Welcome to WRSC & IRSC 2018

The 11th World Robotic Sailing Championship and International Robotic Sailing Conference will be held August 26th to September 1st in Southampton, United Kingdom. The competition is open to non-motorized autonomous boats up to 4m long, using only wind as propulsion.

The 5 days of competition will be held at the Calshot Activities Centre near Southampton; the conference is hosted at the University of Southampton, Boldrewood Campus.

Open Afternoon

The last afternoon (Thursday, 30.8.) of the competition is open to the public from midday to 4PM. Besides an opportunity to have a closer look at the robot boats, the University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, ASV global and other sponsors will offer activities related to the field of robotic sailing. For more information, please have a look at the open afternoon event page. Whilst the event is free to attend, you can help us prepare by registering.

Public Friday Seminar at the National Oceanography Centre

— Important Update: You can only attend the Friday Seminar if you signed up on the event page by Tuesday, 27.8. —
(conference attendants don’t need to reserve tickets)

On Friday (31.8.) you are invited to a seminar open to everyone at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, from 4:30 until 5:30 PM. The event includes a review of 10 years of the Microtransat challenge, a summary of the competition results, and of course our prize giving ceremony.For more information, please have a look at the Friday Seminar event page. Whilst the event is free to attend, the National Oceanography Centre has access control measures in place and therefore all attendants need to be registered beforehand.

Schedule

SUN 26.8. Boat testing
MON 27.8. Triangle race
TUE 28.8. Station keeping
WED 29.8. Cooperative area scanning
THU 30.8. Obstacle avoidance & open afternoon
FRI 31.8. International Robotic Sailing Conference, public Friday Seminar & Conference Dinner
SAT 1.9. International Robotic Sailing Conference