BCIT Sailbot is a student initiative to design and build an autonomous sailboat for the International Robotic Sailing Regatta (IRSR). With a hull length of 2m, the sailbot will be able to take information on its environment, such as wind conditions and surrounding objects, and make appropriate navigation decisions in order to reach its destination.
The IRSR is an annual competition where post-secondary institutions put their sailbots through several challenges in order to evaluate their own designs. These challenges stress test different characteristics of the sailbot, from mechanical endurance, efficient power use, to object avoidance and sailing decisions.
You can see our github page here.