SAVING OUR ENVIRONMENT
DRONES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
We are asked to be environmentally conscious in all aspects of our sport.
It could be argued that one of the most expensive and environmentally damaging aspects of our sport is the use of Judges and RIBS for judging/umpiring on the water. It would be interesting to know therefore to what extent the presence of RIBS and judges on the water could be replaced by drones and judges ashore.
I would be very interested to know whether race organisers have used or are thinking of using drones
There would be many questions to resolve. An initial set of questions could be
But with relatively cheap drones now carrying 8kg payloads with over 5 hours flight time there does seem scope to experiment.
Your views would be appreciated.