Remote Sail Drone starting testing

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by rwatson, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    It's good to see that these remote drones that got a mention a few months ago, have made it to testing phase.

    Built in the USA, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia is going to deploy these drones to monitor Ocean conditions in Australia and the Antarctic.
    As the video says, they will be able to avoid AIS enabled vessels, but Icebergs might be a problem.

    After all the drone discussions over the years, the design seems to have solved most of the major problems.

    A short news item on the start of testing is in a linked video below


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  2. exp30002

    exp30002 Previous Member

    No need to dock, moor or anchor a sailboat any more. It can just cruise the coastal waters on autopilot like a drone.
    It can be called back to harbor, or swim in from shore. (Just a joke) The drones made it. I am glad.
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