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Robotic boats find clear sailing in Gloucester Harbor

GLOUCESTER – The robotic sailing team from Olin College in Needham wants, one day, to build a boat that will be able to sail itself across the Atlantic. First, however, these ambitious engineering students had to conquer Gloucester Harbor.

The group was one of 18 teams that gathered last week to participate in the seventh SailBot International Robotic Sailing Regatta, a competition that challenges high school and university teams to create

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