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Breizh Spirit, a Reliable Boat for Crossing the Atlantic Ocean

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To meet the Microtransat challenge, ENSTA Bretagne chose to realize several sailing robots. The first, having served as a test platform, allowed us to develop two new boats, one for research and one for the Atlantic crossing. The different tests in the bay of Brest allowed us to improve the reliability of systems on our sailboat. Various studies have been conducted to improve reliability of sailboats both mechanically and electronically. This tests allowed us to test different concepts on the three Breizh Spirit boats. The results are very positive and we can now say that we have a boat able to resist to strong storms, to follow a predifined route, to supply its own energy and to navigate in sea waves. From the experience acquired from Breizh Spirit 1, we hope we will be able to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Solar Panel
  • Sailing Robot
  • Servo Motor
  • Sport Engineer

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Leloup, R. et al. (2011). Breizh Spirit, a Reliable Boat for Crossing the Atlantic Ocean. In: Schlaefer, A., Blaurock, O. (eds) Robotic Sailing. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22836-0_4

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