Together with Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) and STC/RMU, the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) again organised a design and sail contest on January 18th 2013. The aim of this contest was to design, manufacture and sail the fastest model sailing boat in Wageningen.

Links to futher information on this race are available at the bottom of this page.

Video of the 2013 edition
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Movie and picture galleries
Pictures are available here.

Movies are available separately for the qualifications race 1 and 3, race 2 and all races of the finals.

Innovation prize
The jury awarded the innovation prize to the boat "Argolite" of team 7 of the TU Delft. Members of team 7 were Jeremy van Mourik Broekman, Mark Roth, Jonathan van der Helm and Irfan Dogan. The jury appreciated the concept of the Omer wingsail which was executed well.

Innovation prize winner team 7 "Argolite"

Team 5 "Torbo Poliep" fastest around the courses
Team 5 of the TU Delft, with Jorrit van Rhijn, Sander van der Horst, Laurens Kranendonk and Joost Nijhoff, with their boat "Turbo Poliep" designed and buillt the fastest boat. While others focussed on the downwind legs of the courses, this team did not forget about the close hauled part in race 2. That delivered them the race win. Full results are presented below.

Race winner team 5 "Turbo Poliep"

Results of final
PLACETEAMNAMETIME 1TIME 2TIME 3TOTAL
[No][No][-][s][s][s][s]
15Turbo Poliep8,623,253,385,1
22Count Dracula8,125,1180,0213,2
33Confetti6,8180,035,0221,7
47Argolite8,7180,058,0246,7
512De Vlieger8,0171,269,6248,7

Results of qualifiers
PLACE TEAM NAME TIME 1 TIME 2 TIME 3 TOTAL
[No] [No] [-] [s] [s] [s] [s]
1 5 Turbo Poliep 8,5 26,4 64,4 99,3
2 2 Count Dracula 9,4 28,2 180,0 217,6
3 3 Confetti 7,2 180,0 44,1 231,3
4 12 De Vlieger 6,4 180,0 58,7 245,1
5 7 Argolite 9,5 180,0 57,1 246,5
6 1 The One 9,9 142,3 120,2 272,4
7 8 Flying Dutchman 11,9 180,0 93,8 285,7
8 14 Try Me 10,8 180,0 100,3 291,1
9 6 SEZ: Sails Elegant and Zappy 8,3 180,0 180,0 368,3
10 4 The Foiling Delftman 13,0 180,0 180,0 373,0
11 9 The Cant Cat 13,5 180,0 180,0 373,5
12 10 Pure 13,6 180,0 180,0 373,6
13 11 EB 1 15,2 180,0 180,0 375,2
14 13 Delta Foil 120,0 180,0 180,0 480,0

Rules and earlier editions
The rules and invitation for the race of 2013 can be found here.

Want to know more about previous design contests? See here for the previous editions: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007.

Twitter and contact
Twitter messages were posted on twitter with hashtag #MARINDSC.
For any questions related to the design and sail contet, please contact Rogier Eggers at zeilwedstrijd@marin.nl or +31 317 49 35 21.