The World Solar Navigation Challenge W.S.N.C.






The World Electric Navigation Challenge




Time is a valuable commodity and waits for no man. This unique opportunity exists today and into 2013 through 2014 to 2015. Once we have found our prime sponsors and associates, so secured our funding requirement, the projects will be Press Launched at a special event. The timetable below will then come into play:-


2012 - 2013






February 2013

Final model tests

March 2013

Close funding arrangements

April 2013

Detail Design & stressing

May 2013

Build of boat begins (where TBA)

September 2013

Boat delivered (sailed) to UK port - Crew selection begins

October - December 13

Boat fitted out, motors, pv panels, nav equip

January 2014

Crew selection finals

February 2014

Press launch Greenwich, London

March 2014

Sea Trials UK

April 2014

Mediterranean shake down cruise

May - June 2014

World Record Attempt

March - April 2015


June 2015

Start of promotional tour(s)







1. Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm Floating Boat Show, Aug 30-Sep 2

2. Amsterdam Seaport, Netherlands: HISWA in-water boat show, Sep 4-9


3. Cannes, France: Festival International de la Plaisance, Sep 12-17... OR
    Southampton, UK: Southampton International Boat Show, Sep 14-23


4. Genova, Italy: Genoa International Boat Show, Oct 6- 14


5. Fort Lauderdale, USA: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct 25-29




1. G20 Summit Turkey 2015


2. Thames Festival England, Sept 2015


3. WWEC World Wind and Energy Conference and Exhibition Argentina, October 2015


4. Solar Energy Asia Singapore, November 2015


5. GreenXchange USA, December 2015




European Commission star circle logo 


Project Objectives

Galley | Paints | Screens | Diving

Project Estimates | Record Attempt | PR Events

Batteries | Alloys | Timber | Composites | Navigation | Hydraulics

Motors | Electronics | Solar Panels | Propeller | Transmission | Tooling | Life Support

Tank Testing (Model Construction)& Results



Nine Sigma logo. Accelerating the Innovation Cycle





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