Since 2014, the Yacht Club de Monaco has organised the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge to promote innovation and optimise leisure and industry boating propulsion systems. The solar-powered boat event has expanded to include all clean energy sources.
Organised in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Hydros Foundation and the International Powerboating Federation (UIM), the Challenge is a one-of-a-kind event.
Our wish is to bring together a new generation of engineers to imagine and build the motorboats of tomorrow. If we want to position Monaco as the capital of yachting, we are duty-bound to play our part in these technical advances. These students are reinventing motorboating, they are creating their future by building a cleaner tomorrow. How can we not support them?
—Bernard d’Alessandri, YCM General Secretary
Event details and tickets
The three-day event will be held in Port Hercule Bay, Monaco, on July 12–14. Engineers and boating enthusiasts will race each other under the patronage of Bertrand Piccard. Piccard is the man behind Solar Impulse, the first zero-emissions and fuel-free airplane.
For tickets and more information about the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge 2018, please see their Facebook page.
Written By: Adriane Rysz