A lot has happened at UBC SailBot since last blog post… the Thunderbird 2013 is currently on it’s way to Gloucester, MA! Yes, somewhere in the US the people at UPS are taking her to the International Robotic Sailboat Regatta for us. The rest of the competition team will leave for Massachusetts on Thursday, June 6th, to get some good days of final preparation on site in Gloucester before the competition officially begins on June 9th.
Leading up to the shipping date a lot of things had to come together. We managed to wrap up our testing phase successfully, had an official showcase of Thunderbird 2013 at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, and got TB 2013 and all her support equipment over the border to be shipped out from Washington. We are very confident in the performance of the Thunderbird 2013 and the crew that will support her during her stay in Massachusetts.
Let us see what Gloucester and the International Robotic Sailing Regatta has to offer us.