Year 12 student Tashi Visschedijk, a keen sailor, could not find a small catamaran on the market, which would fit on the roof racks of a standard car, so he set himself the design brief of making one for his HSC major project in Design and Technology.
Tashi aimed to create a small portable catamaran that was affordable and would allow young people to own their own sailing boat. In the process he learnt about woodwork, welding, fibreglassing and rigging.
Tashi has done a fantastic job of actualising his vision, working steadily to create it. He was very resourceful in using parts of an old windsurfer for his sail and mast and, last week, he launched his catamaran in the Brunswick River.
We look forward to seeing Tashi sail off into the sunset when he finishes all of his HSC exams and wish him a very adventurous future. Well done Tashi!
High School Design & Technology Teacher