Monaco Solar Boat Challenge
14-16 July 2016 | Monaco
A sport for the new generation, inspired by nature and powered by innovation
For over a century Monaco has been a pioneer in powerboating.
In 1904, Monaco was already organising the first powerboat meetings. The world’s industrialists came from all over the world to Monaco to present their latest developments in combustion engine technology.
When the younger generation are behind new technologies it gives birth to promising projects. Hence why Port Hercule and its bay are the stage for an unusual spectacle with the Monaco Solar Boat Challenge for vessels powered only by the sun. Designed and driven by international university students, these revolutionary boats are the guarantee of a future where environmental protection and innovation will become inseparable. Organized by the Yacht Club de Monaco, this meeting is very much in line with the Principality’s desire to pursue a commitment it holds dear: to prepare today for a better tomorrow.This year the word ‘challenge’ will live up to its name as never before, as teams which do not have a solar-powered machine have the opportunity to assemble one from scratch (supplied in kit form by Vripack) before the event to compete in the different races. That’s what we call a challenge!