Race race race! Solent students put their model yachts to the test

Race race race! Solent students put their model yachts to the test


So today we’re kind of pulling together all the skills we’ve learned over the course of the year and we’re racing our model yachts that we designed from scratch over about ten weeks. We’ve designed it all on CAD and then built it at university or at home and then came here to race them today. So the boats were built in the University lab where we have the facilities for glass fibre working… and some [models] are built out of wood but most of them were built in the university lab Righty-ho thank you very much for coming, everybody… There’s two categories… obviously there’s a prize for the downwind, but there are three prizes for the difficult upwind… in terms of making itphysically it was a lot of it was a lot of help from my lecturers but the design is all ours. And it’s obviously using ideas that you’ve learnt over the course of the year I think this sort of project really helps with the future and going into business, because we get a first-hand idea of the whole process. It’s practical seeing how our designs and how everything that we put into a design is actually affected by reality. It was very competitive… the racers, you all got across there quite quickly and we got three very good winners… it was close at times, there could have been more, but it was a good fleet. So in third place we have Felix Trattner! Elias Paakkinen, well done again! Noah McWatters, well done! And now for the downwind race, Madeleine Arnold! So well done! It’s been great, yeah today has been great! Righty ho, thanks very much for coming everybody! It’s a bit of fun at the end of the day but that’s what this day is all about.

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