It is a big three weeks coming up for solar boat racing.
Unfortunately, no you will not find these races on national network television or Sky Channel 😉
You can use the Estela satellite system to ‘see’ the races. It that tracks all the boats and plots them on a Google satellite view of the course.
It basically has buttons for Play/Rewind/Fast Forward/Pause and you can zoom in or out on the images just like any Google map.
Here are the races for June 22
The Young Solar Endurance Race – 09:30: 10:30 GMT +1
The Solar Sport One Match Race – 09:30 – 10:30 GMT +1
If it is difficult watching them on these embedded movies, here are links to full screen versions: Young Solar Endurance , Solar Sport One Match Race, Purmerend Time Trail (June 21), Purmerend Top Speed Challenge (June 21)
We’ll add the other races as they appear on the Estela site.
But probably the best places to keep up with what is going on is by visiting the facebook pages of the teams that are competing.
Some are better at posting than others, but here are the links.
We will also be posting the results of the races here on Plugboats, so check back here for all the news.
Schedule of Races (times are GMT +1)
|Friday 21 June||09:30 - 16:00||Time Trial (64km) Solar Sport One (SS1)||Dutch Solar Boat
|16:30 - 17:00||Top Speed Challenge SS1||TOP CLASS
1 SDOG Racing 42,6
2 Dutch Solar Boat 40,7
3 Solar Boat Twente 27,7
1 Sunflare 33,6
2 Spectrum 33
3 VHL Nordwin Zonneboot 29,7
1 DB20 Solar Boat Racing 33,9
2 New Nexus Solar Racing 33,7
3 DinamiCo - Drenthe College V 27,9
|Saturday 22 June||09:30 - 10:30||Endurance Young Solar Challenge (YS)|
|11:00 - 12:30||Match Race SS1|
|13:00 - 14:30||Match Race YS|
|15:00 - 16:30||Sprint Competition SS1|
|Friday 28 June||010:00 - 15:00||Time Trial Solar Sport One (SS1)|
|16:30 - 17:15||Top Speed Challenge SS1|
|Saturday 29 June||12:00 - 13:30||Endurance SS1 and Young Solar Challenge (YS)|
|14:30 - 15:00||Match Race YS|
|16:00 - 18:00||Slalom Competition SS1 and YS|
Link to the full »» Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge site
|Thursday 4 July||10.30 - 13:00||Sea Trial|
|14.30pm - 16:00||Qualifying Race (Solar & Energy)|
|Friday 5 July||9:00||Start of Fleet Race (Solar)|
Start of Endurance Race Monaco - Ventimiglia - Monaco (Energy + Offshore)
|Saturday 6 July||10:00||Start of Slalom Race (Solar & Energy)|
Start of the Long Race (Offshore)
|14:00||Start of Championship Race (Solar & Energy)|