Welcome to WRSC & IRSC 2019


The World Robotics Sailing Championship (WRSC) and The International Robotic Sailing Conference (IRSC) is the world largest fully autonomous sailing robot event. The competition is open to wind-powered unmanned surface vehicles up to 4 metres long. The conference provides researchers with the opportunity to present and exchange ideas on their work.

The 12th WRSC and IRSC, with the theme “Connected Maritime Intelligence“, will be held during August 25th-30st in Ningbo, China.

We introduce new challenges in the competition this year, provide International Travel Grant and Diversity Scholarship Program, and prepare ready-to-sail standard kit. For details, please refer to each page.


Registration for the competition and the conference is now open. Please proceed to the ‘Register’ tab for the details. Early bird registration before 1st of June is entitled to a full discount on your registration fee.

比赛报名及酒店预定,请查看 ‘Register’ 6月1日之前报名的队伍将不必支付报名费。

The International Travel Grant is available to overseas teams to cover their transportation cost.  The Diversity Scholarship Program will help one team from the least developed countries to attend  this event. Please check the  ‘Register’ page for eligibility and application steps.


SUN 25. 8 Race day 0 – Trials and tests
MON 26. 8 Race day 1 – Fleet race
TUE 27. 8 Race day 2- Station keeping and avoidance
WED 28. 8 Race day 3 – Collaborative area scanning
THU 29. 8 Race day 4 – Hide and seek
FRI 30. 8 International Robotic Sailing Conference


Result of this year’s competition is released on GitHub.