Author: Dedier Chaigneau

December 20, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

Three weeks ago, we have placed an order for INR21700-P45B 4500mAh battery cells from Molicell at Nkon. These cells arrived in good condition and are now being prepared for the first test setup. The purpose of this test setup is to measure the capacity of the cells. After the capacity has been measured, we will…

December 11, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

To be able to participate in the open class we must design and manufacture a new battery. The battery will consist out of multiple cells. We will use the battery cells from Molicell, we have chosen the INR21700-P45B 4500mAh cells for the design. These cells are commonly used in a wide range of applications, including…

November 22, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

Hydrofoils are a great way to increase the efficiency of a solar boat. By lifting the boat out of the water, the foils reduce the drag on the hull, allowing the boat to move faster with less effort. Active hydrofoils, which can be adjusted during different races, can provide even greater benefits by allowing the…

September 1, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

On the final days of our Madeira adventure we traveled to the island of Porto Santo. Here we competed in the last sprint and endurance part of the race. On the sprint we managed to finish in a quick 20.08 seconds. During the endurance we unfortunately encountered some tough weather conditions, due to big waves…

August 27, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

Another great day of racing. Today we started off with the endurance race which proved our boat to be reliable even on longer distances! We ended the day with a 1 vs 1 match race vs T├ęcnico Solar Boat

August 26, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

Just finished an amazing first day of solar boat racing. The boat felt amazing and we managed to put down a good score on the first event of the competition. Tomorrow we’ll take on Technico Solar Boat in some head to head competitions!

August 25, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

We have safely arrived to the beautiful island of Madeira after being invited over by Teechnico Solar Boat! Currently we are preparing the boat for the first race day tomorrow

July 25, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

After a year of hard working the first test day of our new solar boat had finally arrived. We are incredibly proud of the result and can’t wait to see how the boat behaves during a race! Watch a short clip here:

June 10, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

We want to thank Van REES trailers for their support with the build of our new custom trailer. With this trailer we will be able to transport our boat to all the races and sail locations throughout the year.

April 21, 2022 Dedier Chaigneau

We are happy to announce MechDes as our new sponsor! MechDes is an creative mechanical engineering firm with more than 25 years of experience. They deliver quality and aim for a real partnership with the customer. They are involved in every step of your project. From concept, basic to detailed engineering.