Sailing Drone

This group is opened for those who are interested in developing, testing and having fun with sailing drones. 

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Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2017


It is going wel with the Trimaran. There is a chance that we will do the first test this sunday. Here some photos.

Here you find the work in progress:

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Started by alex p. Last reply by alex p Jan 4, 2016. 2 Replies

I've been working on an autonomous sail boat for about 18 months. I've got something that works, but needs a lot of tuning:…Continue

here is some sailing code I wrote for my Viking ship

Started by peter sjolander Nov 14, 2013. 0 Replies

post at ...…Continue

maiden voyage of protei 009

Started by Rik Bootsman. Last reply by Rik Bootsman Feb 12, 2013. 2 Replies

hi i'm rik bootsman a fellow student of sina and working on the same project.hereby I show the maiden voyage of my sailing drone (at this moment still remotely controlled) Because the wind wasn't…Continue


Started by Itzik Ronen. Last reply by Itzik Ronen Jul 19, 2012. 2 Replies

HiI like to start with a new project “lake navigation with electrical motor boat”.Do you guys try that? Can I expect for good navigation results with the APM2?Thank for helping,ItzikContinue

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Comment by Hernan Gabriel on December 24, 2015 at 10:23am

@christophe that Job is awesome...

Anyway, wind direction MUST be a AS5030 o some frictionless sensor...

Comment by CHristophe on October 11, 2014 at 12:00pm

My sailing drone for regattas. Happy to share code and tips.

Comment by peter sjolander on November 16, 2013 at 7:22pm

Richard check out my code.  It has not been on the water yet.

Comment by Richard Thompson on October 22, 2013 at 7:40pm



I am new to the group and I am interested in using a APM2.5 to control a sailboat.


Has anybody compiled a program to control a sailboat using this controller?



Comment by peter sjolander on October 14, 2013 at 7:13pm

If any of you have made changes to this file, I would like to see what you did.

I have seen this file...


Which contains nothing...

// -*- tab-width: 4; Mode: C++; c-basic-offset: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil -*-

// This file is just a placeholder for your configuration file. If
// you wish to change any of the setup parameters from their default
// values, place the appropriate #define statements here.

// If you used to define your CONFIG_APM_HARDWARE setting here, it is no
// longer valid! You should switch to using CONFIG_HAL_BOARD via the HAL_BOARD
// flag in your local instead.

// The following are the recommended settings for Xplane
// simulation. Remove the leading "/* and trailing "*/" to enable:


* //
* // Mavlink supports
* // 2. HIL_MODE_SENSORS: full sensor simulation

Comment by Ellison Chan on April 10, 2012 at 8:13am

Hey Sina, we all love Mythbusters, but I think you'll have more success with attaching the electronics box to the pontoons with hot glue than with the duct tape.  It's going to fall apart in the water.

Comment by Sina Kazemi on April 10, 2012 at 4:31am

No videos unfortunately, However I am going to post you video soon

Comment by Rik Bootsman on April 2, 2012 at 1:22pm

nice boat! how did it float on the water today? 

do you have any videos of it?


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