Day 5 6/27/12
The day started with a presentation by the keynote speaker David Lane – who formerly worked at FAU’s Davie campus on various AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) projects. In his presentation, he stressed the importance that FAU played in his successful career. Afterwards, part of the team attended presentations by professionals in the marine industry ranging from BMT Defense services to The Royal Navy.
Our first run was piloted again by Chris Nunes who felt the strong need to redeem himself after his crash the day before. Chris ran the course flawlessly without any faults and made a speed of 4.2 knots and an overall time of just over 1:15. After a short wait, we were able to get in a second run. Chris was able to push himself further with an overall time just under one minute and an instant speed of around 4.9 knots. Afterwards, rookie pilot Andrew Spence was able to do a run.
After the competition we went straight to the diving museum which is down the road from Qinetiq. We toured around the museum which was filled with every diving apparatus from Jacque Costeau to modern day and was guided by world record divers. then the competition held a Barbeque right on the beach. It was another well ran event and a great end to the day.
Below is a link of a BBC news article about the competition, A photograph of our craft is featured in the article.
Day 5 6/27/12