PlanetSolar: Guest Of Honour At Monaco’s Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup

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After a sunny, nearly 20-day stay in the Marchica lagoon in Morocco, MS Tûranor PlanetSolar enjoyed a wonderful journey towards Monaco, where it dropped anchor at Port Hercules in the afternoon on July 6th, reports the PlanetSolar crew.

Upon returning to the very place that witnessed the first solar-powered journey around the world, the catamaran will be present as the guest of honour at the “Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014”, the first solar boat race organised within the Principality of Monaco.

planetsolar solar boatsMS Tûranor PlanetSolar in Monaco for Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup | July 6, 2014 | © All rights reserved PlanetSolar

PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar boat reached its destination, after 12 days at sea. Strong winds forced the captain to take shelter in the Balearic Islands, which gave the catamaran the chance to enjoy some of the archipelago’s most beautiful scenery.

A strong symbol of the efficiency of photovoltaic energy, the solar-powered ship will offer its unique characteristics to the competition’s organisers, serving both as an event platform, as well as to welcome the race’s jury panel.

From July 6th to July 12th the boat will host events, and will become the official vessel of the members of the jury during the race, which will take place from July 10th to 12th. The ship will set sail on July 13th to continue its Mediterranean journey towards Greece, where it will embark upon the University of Geneva’s TerraSubmersa scientific expedition.

planetsolar solar boatsMS Tûranor PlanetSolar in Monaco for Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup | July 6, 2014 | © All rights reserved PlanetSolar

Once in the Hellenic Republic’s waters, the ship will once again become a scientific platform for the University of Geneva, enabling the study of submerged prehistoric landscapes as part of the “TerraSubmersa” expedition.

Look for more news about PlanetSolar as she resumes her role as a scientific platform for the University of Geneva with the Expedition TerraSubmersa in August.

Source: 1Sun4All. Reproduced with permission. 

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