Our first submarine, project A, is named AMY after the American female Olympic swimmer, and gold medalist Amy Van Dyken. AMY is designed to be a single pilot, human-powered, fixed-pitch propeller based submarine, and will be competing in the European International Submarine Races (eISR) in the UK in 2016, under the single-seater propeller driven category, arguably the most competitive category.
AMY is certainly set to make an impact, not only for being the first underwater manned vehicle at Waterloo, the first submarine racing team in Ontario, and the first vehicle of this new team – bold statements on their own-, but also through the team’s ambitious goals for AMY’s performance in international competitions (the team is aiming for the podium!).
WatSub has been working on AMY since Winter 2015, and design will continue until Fall 2015 when we will begin the manufacturing, with testing and tuning coming right after in Spring 2015 (AMY will be underwater by March 2016).
AMY in the making, check our facebook page for regular updates on progress.
A prototype concept of Amy.