After a long, exhausting but mostly fun week, we are back on the road towards home. During the races in Monaco, we gained tons of experience. After we are fully recovered and rested from the races we will start focusing on rebuilding the hydrofoil!
Author: Dedier Chaigneau
We just experienced a major setback. While preparing for the slalom and match races our front foil broke. Unfortunately, this is not something we can easily fix. Determined to continue racing we will sail the rest of competitions without foils. Unfortunately, this will greatly reduce our performance.
The first impression of the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge at the Yacht Club De Monaco.
We passed the technical inspection! We will now slowly start preparing for a test run this afternoon. During this run, we hope to perfect our hydrofoil settings for Monaco conditions.
It is 05:50, and we have just departed towards Monaco. Today we have an 800km drive planned towards our camping. Everyone is still in a good mood and excited for our first race in Monaco.
In the forthcoming weeks, we want to give you a behind the scenes look of our boat. The past year we did a great number of revisions on our electronics system. One of the most crucial parts was figuring out how to protect all these new electronic components. The pictures below show our MuPPeT and…
After successfully repairing the motor driver last night and participating in the Match Race earlier this morning. Trouble struck us again today. During the testing and adjusting our hydrofoil settings today we suddenly lost the ability to steer. Immediately after lifting the boat out of the water the problem was obvious. We have fixed the…
After the setback of yesterday, a trip to Friesland and the replacement of some circuit boards. We managed to get the boat up and running before today’s start. The first tests look very promising and we are excited to get racing. Today we have the match race and sprint scheduled.
Unfortunately, at the end of the day, our motor driver stopped working. This stopped us from participating in the parade and the top speed competition. Currently one of our members is racing to Friesland to get a new circuit board. We will try installing the circuit board tonight so we can continue the competition tomorrow ?
The first solar Sport one race of the season has officially started. After months of maintenance and excitement, we finally started the first race. The first race will be the Time Trial. Follow us live during the weekend on: https://solarsportone.org/live/