The first edition in 2014 in Sneek
The Young Solar Challenge began in 2014 during race of the big Solar (the Dutch Solar Challenge). This is were it all started.
The first edition of the Young Solar Challenge happened in Sneek. While the teams of the Dutch Solar Challenge were racing, the first V5 solar boats of the very first participants of the Young Solar Challenge were inspected on the campus in Sneek. An exciting moment for all secondary school students who have built their solar boats for the past six months. All eight Young Solar solar boats were approved and allowed to participate in different race elements ; Endurance, sprint and slalom competitions. After this first race the solar boat by De Nieuwe Veste became the first winner of the Young Solar Challenge!