Modernizing the sport of sailing – BCIR 2020

Even though everything is shut down right now, we're still reminiscing about this year's Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta. Thank you to everyone who made it happen! Sailboat racing is often forgotten in a sea of sports that are constantly progressing, modernizing, and...

Featured in Yachts & Yachting!

For the March 2020 issue of Yachts & Yachting, MarkSetBot was featured in an article on "Technical Race Management" by Rupert Holmes: "Autonomous buoys are a great idea to minimise the time that's usually needed to relay marks", Holmes of Yachts & Yachting writes. "In...

Is MarkSetBot the future of race management?

New technologies are often received with doubt and controversy in sailboat racing.  They can over-complicate and add even more expense to the sport. And while the technologies coming out of the top of the sport, take foiling in the America’s Cup for example, are...

The SuperBot is alive!

MarkSetBot, through three different generations, has maintained a very similar form-factor throughout. Up to this point, the biggest change was from V2 to V3, where the aluminum frame connecting the two side pontoons was ditched in favor of a one-piece inflatable...

MarkSetBot Partners with Premiere Sailing League USA

THE “PAY TO PLAY” FUTURE OF SAILING Premiere Sailing League USA and MarkSetBot to Debut Concept at United States Sailboat Show Detroit, Mich., (September 4, 2019) – In just over a month, the Premiere Sailing League USA will debut its concept for an organized, national...

Setting Sail, Sustainably

So, you want to race a sailboat. Great, we do too, and if you're anything like us, you want to do it in a clean, beautiful, and sustainable environment. But the race depends on having a well set course as well. This often takes loads of powerboats setting marks,...

MarkSetBot to Partner With MarineVerse

    MarkSetBot To Partner with MarineVerse Utilizing Technology to Educate and Connect Sailors   DETROIT, MICHIGAN (March 20, 2019) – MarkSetBot, the company that introduced the sport of sailing’s first robotic mark, has announced it will partner with MarineVerse,...

A Botter Way: The Video

Have you ever been on a race committee boat when the course isn’t quite square? Maybe you’ve thrown our your back hauling an anchor or repeatedly screamed into the radio, hoping that someone will hear you. These are all common problems on Race Committee teams, and while our RC do a spectacular job or running races, there are many obstacles that just can’t always be surmounted.

A Report from Garda!

MarkSetBot has recently made its way to Lake Garda, and has been used extensively by Circolo Surf Torbole and the Windsurfer Class! The fleet of bots on Garda, maintained by Alessandro Giovanelli, is in action: the Italian team at Circolo Surf Torbole (CST) has been...