MarkSetBot is going places, quite literally. Eight of our bots shipped out this week, with 7 units on their way to Europe. More specifically four are now at Yacht Club de Monaco, another three in Lake Garda, Torbole, Italy, and one in Munich Germany. Perhaps more excitingly, the Bots will be put to immediate use, with each club hosting a high stakes event in the coming week! One additional bot went from the International Lightning Class’ 80th Anniversary regatta to Sheboygan Yacht Club in Wisconsin. Activity and excitement are high, and Bots are becoming a more routine sight at major regattas!
From July 13-15 in Monaco, the Yacht Club will be hosting their annual Solar and Electric Boat Challenge, in which teams from universities around the world work to build sustainable and renewably powered boats to be showcased in a series of races at YCM. The event opens with an endurance race on July 14, in which teams compete to see which boat can make the most rounds of the course in a given amount of time. On July 15, boats will have their maneuverability tested with a slalom and 1v1 race!
On Lake Garda, 108 windsurfers will compete in the Torbole Windsurfer World Trophy. The host club, Circulo Surf Torbole, is known as one of the premiere windsurfing clubs in the world, and has hosted numerous regional and world championships. They’ve brought MarkSetBot into their program and have become not only a supporter of our mission, but a key contributor to our European market!
In Sheboygan, the MarkSetBot will have a chance to be demoed for the Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan’s blind sailing program, and showcased at the ISAF Para-Sailing World Championship in early September.
In short, the MarkSetBot is slowly but surely trickling around the world. Stay tuned for more images and testimonials of your favorite bot’s success!