Launched on June 16, 2012 the 4m is currently being tested in preparation to attempt crossing the Atlantic ocean as part of MicroTransat 2013. The hull has been built for stability and strength, and the single sailed swing rig is very stable. The Atlantic Ocean crossing will require solar panels and a wind turbine to charge the on-board batteries.
To keep in communication with the boat, we will have a satellite uplink to the internet to provide us with images and its current location.
Built during the 2010/2011 school year to compete in the Sailbot compeition. The Gaelforce II is a 2 meter long monohull design mad from carbon and kevlar fibre reenforced plastic. It competed in the 2011 Sailbot competition and came in 6th place. We will be planning to use it in the upcoming competition this year and will continue making improvements.
Originally a donation to the team from the Kingston Remote Controlled Sailing Club, the boat was modified for Autonomous control. It is currently used as a platform for newer members to learn the same software/hardware skills used on our other boats.