100+ Clubs have experienced the Botter Way

Another MarkSetBot milestone is in the books. We're proud to say our Bots have been used at more than 100 clubs around the world. A lot has changed since we splashed Bot 0. Back then, we knew our MarkSetBots would change the future of race committee work. Now, we know...

Using bots equals safe racing!

Finding a way to hold safe, socially-distanced racing has been a universal issue for clubs and organizations looking to restart racing as countries begin to open back up. Over the course of the past month, MarkSetBot has been thrilled to have partnered with Sail22 for...

COVID Assistance Programs

Thank you to the US Chamber and to all the MarkSetBot supporters that contributed to this.  The US Chamber has extensive information about COVID response programs worldwide and is updating the data daily. Here is info that has been reported so far: Australia Canada EU...

A Botter Way: The History of MarkSetBot

Where did MarkSetBot come from? Our founder and creator Kevin Morin conceptualized MarkSetBot™ while racing on Lightnings at the Pontiac Yacht Club. Every racer at the club is required to do Race Committee duties twice a year, and Cass Lake is a challenging place for...

Modernizing the sport of sailing – BCIR 2020

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!

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...

Is MarkSetBot the future of race management?

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

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,...