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little boat blew


little boat blew

The only entrant for the unmanned 2010 MicroTransat Challenge for autonomous sailboats was Aberystwyth University with their wee little yacht Pinta, and they’ve been trying to get her to respond for days to signals sent to her to no avail. After a month of worrying her shoreside crew at sea when she sailed the wrong way from Ireland, she lost her tracker, and is now presumed lost.  The team will try again next year, hopefully with more competition and a boat that can sail the course! Just another toy, or the future of sailboat racing? plenty more photos here