Prix, Records & Reconnaissances
First place overall
First position for absolute speed
First place for agility
AN OPTIMIZED SUBMARINE
On the strength of its experience with OMER 8 and following the world record in the single-seater with propellers category, the team embarked on the design and manufacture of OMER 9, a two-seater with propeller, with the aim of beating the absolute speed record held by OMER 5 (8.035 knots).
Following the principles of the previous submarine, the team set about designing a hull with reduced dimensions while remaining ergonomic. For the first time, it was made by alternating fiberglass with basalt fiber. In addition, the propulsion was optimized to the maximum in order to increase its efficiency. Coupled with the principle of electric variable pitch developed for OMER 8, the submarine thus ensured that a maximum of power developed by the pedalers could be used to propel the submarine as fast as possible.
COMBINE SPEED AND AGILITY
The first competition of the submarine taking place in England, competition requiring to pass a slalom, it was important that the submarine remains manageable. For this, an electric steering was developed. This, coupled with the fins at the rear of the submarine, enabled us to win the European International Submarine Races for the second time, with first place both for speed and for the agility test against smaller single-seat submarines.
WHERE HAS IT GONE?
Omer 9 is now retired and non-functional. However, it serves as a model and visibility for the club. It is also proudly exhibited at the Ecole de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal.