The Remote Yacht Team represents UBC at international competitions in both Canada and the USA. This year, we plan to compete in Annapolis, Maryland at the International Sailbot Competition. The UBC Remote Yacht Team is committed to fostering students’ professional development and interests in marine engineering, robotic design and naval architecture.
The UBC Remote Yacht Team was formed in 2002 as a design project but did not have sufficient interest from other schools to compete until 2006. During the 2006 competition in Kingston, Ontario, UBC placed first ahead of three other schools. Since then the UBC team has competed in two other events.
The Remote Yacht Club teaches important design skills to students who plan to pursue a future in both the ship building industry and in robotics and programming. The team currently has seven members from different faculties who have a passion for sailing, marine design, and robotics.