Public Showcase – UniquelyUBC

by Karry Ocean

Back on October 10th, UBC hosted a showcase for major donors to the university entitled UniquelyUBC, and the UBC Sailbot Team was in attendance! Represented by two of our Mechanical Team Leads – Adrian Granchelli and Neil Dobie – and our Co-Captain – Karry Ocean – we showed off this year`s award winning and record setting boat. However, the main focus was to get influential people excited about the prospect of our transatlantic project and it was clear that the word of our project was spreading. Between Thunderbird 2013 posting a perfect score this year and the beginning of our project to cross the Atlantic Ocean and set a world record, UBC Sailbot was creating a buzz.

By the end of the evening we were the talk of the event. Some of the very important people at this event were representing the funds, such as the Walter Gage fund for example, that our team relies on. We got to talk with many of the attendees, a good number of whom were sailing enthusiasts, about the new challenges our team plans to face and conquer. As a team we are extremely excited about our project this year, and it’s becoming apparent that this excitement is starting to rub off. The Uniquely UBC event was a prime example of that, and we hope to continue creating excitement around our project moving forward!

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