The World Solar Navigation Challenge W.S.N.C.
SOLAR NAVIGATOR - Competition
Where the Solar Navigator team have developed the circumnavigation concept steadily since 1996, inevitably, we have inspired others to think on the challenge, and finally another team have decided they are up to the task.
about 2005 a Franco/Swiss team named PlanetSolar announced they would
be building a solar powered trimaran to attempt a world
This revelation turned our project into a potential race, against
which we suggest that our sponsors might offer an incentive to
competitors with naming rights attaching.
adopted a near identical route
to that originally proposed at the 1996 Boat Show. Their design
changed after project launch from a wave piercing trimaran design to a
catamaran, we assume for reasons of practical economy.
Length: 31 meters
with flaps: 35m
Width with flaps: 23m
Height: 6.10 meters
Average Daily distance covered: 63.25 nautical miles
Average distance per hour: 2.64 nautical miles
SUN 21 SPECIFICATIONS
Set against this background, there are a number of high profile world class sailing events in which a potential sponsor might invest to attain a suitable sporty adventurous association but there are none so far as we are aware that embody all of the principles that we outline in this plan.
minimise the risk to our sponsors and in turn maximise media returns
we have increased the solar panel area of the Solar Navigator.
We have also reduced the build costs by using subcontractors
and simplifying the design, reducing the construction to a number of
basic structures, which are then assembled to create the whole.
This approach has the net effect of reducing the overall price
tag of the project – which means a sponsor’s money goes further.
Although we have made every effort to keep build costs down, rest assured we will be using state of the art motors, batteries and solar panels (please see appendices for details).
Your investment now will enable us to begin construction of the vessel and gain a valuable head start over other potential contenders. In return for immediate funding we can offer prime billing as the main sponsor, hence you will be seen to be taking the lead risk wise, which will further enhance your corporate image.
In order to view the Appendices and other confidential information, investors will need to complete a Non Disclosure Agreement, which is available on request.
Solarnavigator is a battery electric trimaran with an extremely efficient active hull
that runs on solar power = energy from nature. This hull form has never been
attempted before, nor has the use of wind energy been used in such manner for crew comfort.
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