Re: Solar Splash?

Posted by jeff on Jan 11, 2005

Hi Terry,

Here is the skinny from the Solar Splash web site...

SOLAR SPLASH is the World Championship of Solar/Electric boating. It is an international intercollegiate competition that takes place over five days. Technical Inspections are done on the first day, and the remainder of the time is occupied by five on-the-water competitive events. Points are earned in 7 categories starting with Technical reports that are submitted at the beginning of May. On-site competitions include Visual Displays and Workmanship. On-the-water events begin with a Sprint and a Maneuverability qualifier. This is followed by an event called the Solar Slalom, which is a combination of speed and maneuverability. The final days are spent in the Sprint and Endurance events.

This year the event is scheduled for June 22-26 in Buffalo, NY

No, we don't do any Naval Vessels...couldn't get the reactor/containment issues sorted out. The Naval Academy team designed their own boat, and brought the files over, and we cut it out. We'll keep you all up to date with pics etc.

Cheers, Jeff

In Response to: Re: Solar Splash? by terry on Jan 11, 2005