Solar Cross-Channel attempts
Collinda, a 22ft (6.7m) catamaran owned by EBA past president Malcolm Moss, made the first-ever solar-powered crossing of the English Channel in 1997. Since then, there have been few - if any - pure solar-powered crossings, but the challenge is hotting up. Sadly in 2019 the Technical University of Delft Solar Boat Team has had to cancel their attempt to set a world record, this August, by being the fastest solar boat ever to cross the English Channel. The 28 students began work in August 2018, and have created a unique design of their first ever offshore Solar Boat, but they experienced a number of severe technical issues, and despite becoming World Offshore Solar Boat Race champions in Monaco in July, have reluctantly put off the Channel attempt till another year.
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