Posted February 08, 2019 03:25:20The latest in the sailpoint revolution, powered by the latest in sailpoint technologies, has finally arrived: a boat that can surf on the surface of a lake.
A crew of six sailboat engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have completed the world’s first sailpoint boat that is capable of navigating lakes and riverbeds.
The team is based at MIT’s Aquinas Lab, and has designed a sailpoint that has an onboard radar that can scan for potential obstacles to surf.
The sailpoint can also monitor the movement of waves and other currents in the water, enabling the boat to steer itself along the surface.
The sailpoint design is based on the work of MIT graduate student and PhD candidate Eric Torsch.
The MIT team is now working with manufacturers to produce the boat.
The technology is a step in the right direction, said Torsck, who is also a member of MIT’s aerodynamics team.
“This is a really big deal,” Torscher said.
“I was a student here and I was amazed.
This is the first boat to actually be built using sailpoint, and this is the technology that’s going to give it that capability.”
The sailpoints sail, which is made of composite materials that are able to float on the water without any support, are used to surf in many ways, including for recreational purposes, such as surfing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting.
They can also be used as surf boards.
In fact, the MIT team says the sailpoints design is a great example of the kinds of innovations that can be made in the future using sailpoints.
“The boat can be used for anything that could be done with a sail,” said T.A. Cushing, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT.
“It’s very lightweight, it’s very robust, it can be towed to different locations on the lake, it could be used to tow surfboards, it has the ability to be operated by remote control, and it’s the type of design that can really be useful for many different types of applications.”
The MIT team built the boat, which has a length of about 10 feet, a width of about 1 foot, a height of about 3 feet and a weight of about 200 pounds.
It weighs about 3,000 pounds, but the team says it could easily be expanded to a 10-foot boat.
In order to achieve these high speeds, the sail was designed to have a rigid base.
But as it floats on the riverbed, the boat also floats on water, which the engineers say is a good way to control the sail’s weight.
The engineers say the sail is flexible enough to be used in a variety of applications, including surfacing, canoe sailing, kayak surfing and raft navigation.
The MIT project was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, MIT’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense.
The U.K. government has awarded a $15.4 million grant for the sail-based technology.
The grant will support the development of an initial prototype and a second prototype to test the boat in waters where there is a strong possibility of surfacing.