Classes

We plan to have three classes: the open class with boats of up to 4 m as defined by the MicroTransat rules, the Sailbot class with boats of up to 2 m as defined by the Sailbot rules, and a One Design MicroMagic class with rules as set forth below.

All boats must be controllable by a designated human helmsman throughout all races. The resposibility for avoiding any collision and damage will rest solely with the respective teams. Similarly, all teams will be resposible for their own safety during the event. The organizers will not assume any liability with respect to damages resulting from a team participating in the WRSC.

Microtransat class rules

The official MicroTransat rules require boats to be at most 4 m long and fully autonomous, with wind being the only means of propulsion. Additionally, in order to sail everywhere in the race area boats shall have a draft of less than 1 m. The maximum draft shall be 1.5 m, with teams being responsible to check for shallow areas before racing.

SailBot class rules

The official SailBot rules require boats to be at most 2 m long. Additionally, in order to sail everywhere in the race area boats shall have a draft of less than 1 m. The maximum draft shall be 1.5 m, with teams being responsible to check for shallow areas before racing.

MicroMagic class rules

We propose the MicroMagic as a third class for WRSC 2011 and provide more deatils here. Main advantages of the boat include the small size (0.53 m), great performance, limited boat building effort (the Graupner kit contains everything you need to build the bare boat for app. 160 EUR), and relatively low cost (if you can solder you could build a robotic boat with a decent GPS starting from app. 1000 EUR). The provisional class rules are defined here.