Waterbike competition is one of the category in the Marine Icon 2016 competition. Waterbike is a competition that combines creativity, skill and agility in building a water bike. Waterbike itself is an above water vehicle run by pedaling. There were three categories contested in the Marine Icon 2016: Slalom Race, Drag Race, Waterbike Contest.
Representing the Faculty of Engineering UI, team Hydro Tech Work (HTW) UI participated in the Marine Icon 2016 Event held by the Naval System Engineering Student Association, ITS (Himasiskal, FTK-ITS). This event was held on 29 April – 1 May 2016, whilst the Waterbike Competition itself was held on 30 April – 1 May 2016.
HTW-UI decided to participate in this event to implement their knowledge in the real world and to increase their creativity. HTW-UI also viewed the waterbike competition as not only a competition but can also be a tourist attraction for domestic or international tourist.
Even though this is the first time HTW-UI has ever participated in the Waterbike Competition, but they are able to won the first prize for the Waterbike Contest. This win is mainly due to the latest design and innovation by the team and they eventually were awarded as the third place winner.
Hopefully HTW-UI will be able to develop the waterbike technology into a more modern and innovative design and technology and be able to achieve more in the future. (HTW-UI)