This year in the Boat Show in Barcelona we have discovered that there will be a Spanish participant for the 2009 MicroTransat
edition. This transoceanic race only allows unmanned vessels, completely automatic. They will cover 4.000 miles from Europe to the Caribbean.
The design parameters of the boats are open, and there are only three limitations:
- No longer than 4 meters
- Energetically autonomous
- It cannot receive remote instructions
In order to avoid collision at sea, the boats are equipped with an AIS class B transponder. Additionally, for it’s remote tracking they have a satellite transponder.
We will keep you posted with the evolution of this unique project.