Simulate sailing with AMC
Posted by Ruby Commane
Posted May 05, 2017
“Kids can find out what it’s like to sail a boat without having to get wet”
Kids at Agfest can sail a 30-metre yacht in the Sydney to Hobart.
The Australian Maritime College has set up sailing simulator in the UTAS tent at Agfest for kids to get an idea of what the Tasmania's leading maritime faculty is all about.
Marketing officer Carley Williams said the simulator is similar to what the UTAS student use.
“Kids can find out what it’s like to sail a boat without having to get wet,” she said. “It gives an idea of the sort of training we provide at AMC."
“Sailing a ship is not that easy,” she said. “Theres are lot of maths and charting- a lot of skills involved with navigating a vessel through Sydney Harbour.”
“We are getting them to see what we do and understand that we are a part of the university as well.”
AMC is an institute of the University of Tasmania that provides training in maritime engineering, renewable energy, sea faring, maritime business and many other areas of study.
They come to Agfest every year to interact with kids and young people.
“It’s not all lectures and books, we do a lot of hands on activities, so its really good to get the kids involved in that, too.”