QMAST is a student design team that designs and builds autonomous sailboats. The boat is entered in annual competitions that test navigation, tactics and design. During the race, the boat must steer and trim sails based on measurements of the wind, position, and direction without human intervention. MAST has attended various international design competitions and has been credited with many competition awards.
Join the Team
New members from any faculty are always welcome! Learn new and applicable skills, no experience necessary. Drop by a subteam meeting!
The primary goal of the mechanical subteam is the design and fabrication of the boat, including, but not limited to, the hull, deck, mast and rigging.
Who is QMAST?
Almost every year QMAST takes past experiences and builds a new boat to accomplish more advanced goals
Never Go Back
Launched in 2017, our current boat is made entirely of carbon fiber for previously unattainable durability. Rudder and keel size has been increased for maneuverability...Read More
At the end of the 2014 season, the team decided to shift the focus away from the MicroTransat challenge and refocus on the International Robotic...Read More
First launched in June 2012 Gaelforce XL is a 4m on going project which will attempt to cross the Atlantic ocean as part of MicroTransat challenge. The hull...Read More
Built during the 2010/2011 school year to compete in the Sailbot compeition. The Gaelforce II is a 2 meter long monohull design made from carbon...Read More