World speed record (4.642 knots)
First position in the general classification
First position for speed in its category
Special mention for innovation
Special mention for design
OUR FIRST SUBMARINE
The Omer 6 submarine was built during the 2006-2007 period. This submarine was built with the aim of participating in a category where the club had never appeared before, namely submarines powered without propellers. The challenge required the design of a new propulsion system which was developed by the team.
The solution found consists of a flapping of wings on each side of the hull which move up and down. In addition, the hull of the submarine is made of carbon fibers with a core of high density foam.
To date, it is the fastest single-seater submarine without propeller. From his first competition, he shattered a new world record: 4,642 knots. This mark was then improved during the “10th International Submarine Race” in Bethesda (Maryland US) in 2009 to reach 4,916 knots thanks to new wings.
FASTEST SUBMARINE EVER BUILT
PROJECT LIFE AMPHIBIOUS
The Omer club also took up a new challenge and was used to make the last leg of the fantastic journey of Odysseus, the king of Ithaca when he returned from the Trojan War to Greece.
Lloyd Godson, marine biologist and aquanaut was the instigator of this project called Life Amphibious. The epic journey took the submarine in the footsteps of the Greek hero with a journey from the island of Kefalonia to that of Ithaca.
A very different challenge from our usual 100-meter races because the team had to deal with distance, salt water and the marine environment. The submarine was therefore sent to Greece before being launched. During this journey, Lloyd pedaled a distance of 25 km to 7 meters deep. This excursion demonstrated another aspect of the Omer team, its ability to adapt to new challenges and transcend its discipline.
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OMER 6 releases
YouTube video, pool tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz2UGLLeusg
YouTube video, pool tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh46yot1u9A
YouTube video, manufacturing of Omer 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOCT4aE_IE0
Article from our partner BABCOCK: https://babcockcanada.com/babcock-canada-sponsored-ets-team-wins-international-innovation-prize/
WHERE IS IT NOW?
Omer 6 is now retiring (more than deserved) at Cégep de Jonquière