Originally Posted by s/v Beth
How many times do you think it will roll over before the power and sails
I would imagine that depends on how much righting moment you build into the craft, how rugged you make the rig and the sea state...and plain dumb luck.
That would make an interesting annual competition. The only rules are a limited budget
and a limited LOA
. ($5000 and four feet?) This would mean almost anyone could enter the race
Some will probably sink, others swallowed and some will sail off the end of the Earth never to be seen again...but some are bound to cross the finish line on the other side of the big pond.
People could write programs that use artificial intelligence to navigate the boat
the fastest to the finish line. It would make an interesting college competition with all the different technologies that would go into making a boat
An event sponsor
could provide prize money
Call it the Autonomous Cup. (Sorry, but for this sailing event the huge egos would have to be left on the beach.)