"Pinta", the Aberystwyth (Wales) team, during the 48-hour regatta
First too much wind, then almost none at all. This is not how the organizers of the World Cup week in Breitenbrunn am Neusiedlersee had imagined it. Neither did the participants from Wales, Portugal, Canada and Austria.
Only the boat from Austria started punctually for the eagerly anticipated 48-hour race, but after four hours a water ingress on the steering gear forced to give up and restart. In the end, the jury decided not to score the race because no boat had made it through the full time.
Lull in the triangular races. Here the field is still close together after the start
The "FASt" (Portugal) is going well, unfortunately the GPS receiver failed later
The following races on triangular tracks were more like searching for wind. Here the "ASV roboat" was just ahead, in second and third place were "Pinta", developed by the Welsh Aberystwyth University, and "North Star" from Queens University in Canada. The Portuguese team from the University of Porto with the boat "FASt" landed in fourth place after their GPS receiver failed. Website from roboticsailing.org