AUTONOMOUS SAILBOAT
Microtransat transoceanic race

THE SPANISH MULTIDISCIPLINARY
TEAM ESDi - RUCKERLYPSA,
PARTICIPATES IN THE 47th
INTERNATIONAL NAUTIC
SHOW IN BARCELONA, WHICH
WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 8th
TO 16th NOVEMBER 2008.

 

The design of the ship is free, with the only constraint of a maximum length of 4 meters and the fact of being propelled by the wind. Governed by a small microprocessor, is able to cope with 4,000 miles of navigation. In the sea the straight line is not always the quickest way and the little electronic brain will have to evaluate the possible weather conditions to get the appropriate courses independently and faster, all with any human intervention.

Before leaving, each team must
choose a field of 50 kilometers in diameter along the line fixed, in the Caribbean.Between 40 and 60 days are estimated to complete the race. It wins the boat which crosses the Atlantic and reaches the finish line in the shortest time. To do so it will have to face storms, winds of over 50 knots, tropical storms and even hurricanes common in latitudes close to Ecuador.