Testing Nemo

June 17, 2016


Bluebottle prototype ‘Nemo’ V 1.2 sailing autonomously on Botany Bay. While Ocius engineers sat calmy on the shore, Nemo performed autonomous ‘sailing squares’ on Botany Bay, including auto-tacking on upwind legs.


Ocius engineers, Lloyd Breckenridge and Matt McGill, changed missions alternatively via 900 megahertz radio frequency (RF) and 4G mobille phone comms from a host station situated on the shore. After 4 hours they then took over and drove Nemo manually back to the wharf using live camera feed.

See video – Ocius sailing and feed from USB camera mounted on aft telecommunications mast.

Another angle from on board Nemo.