We are Hosting IRSR 2016!

Hello Everyone, We are excited to announce that we are hosting the 2016 International Robotic Sailboat Regatta.  It will take place June 4 – 11 with most events taking place at the Kingston Yacht Club.  The IRSR is a competition among mostly University teams that challenges them to build and …

We came second at Sailbot!

Hi All! We are happy to announce we came in second at Sailbot 2015 in St.John’s Newfoundland.  We faced a variety of difficulties, but were able to sail Gaelforce^2 successfully at her first competition.  We learned a lot from other teams, and how we can do better next year.  We …

QMAST is Hiring!

QMAST is hiring it’s executive team for next year. The following positions are available: Team Captain Electrical Manager Software Manager Mechanical Manager Treasurer Communications and Marketing Manager Applications can be submitted through EngSoc Apply:http://engsoc.queensu.ca/get-involved/jobs-and-applications/. Email us at sailboat@engsoc.queensu.ca if you have any questions!

2015 Update

Hello everyone, we would like to bring you up to speed on what we are up to.  Work has been progressing since September on a a brand new boat that will also feature some of the most advanced software we have written yet. This new boat will be competing in …

Official Water Test 2: Announcment

We will be testing the Gaelforce XL tomorrow: Saturday August 16th Portsmouth Olympic Harbor 11:00am Kingston Ontario Sorry for the short notice, the decision to test was made difficult by an electronic component that burned out several days ago. However, we managed to find a replacement just in time. Assuming …

Software dev timelapse

Sort of for fun, had the computer take a screenshot every second while implementing a software component. Its a bit long, so you can skip to the end to see the result of the effort.

Chase-boat motor test

Getting ready for the first test, we spent a few days going over testing equipment. Most challenging was fixing up the two outboard motors we have for our crash-boat Zodiac. We managed to get one of the motors started, but its cooling system wasn’t working. This video is of the …