In 2016 we organized 3 races for the teams. teams showed how the selfbuild solarboats perform on water. There were multiple components like, sprint and endurance.
The opening race was on the 7th of may during Reuzedei in Akkrum. During the races everything came together and we showed the teams if they were ready for the actual race.
Every race started with a technical examination, a swimming test for the participants and a sailing test for the steering girl/guy. Participating is exiting, educational and fun. The teams stayed at a campsite and came in contact with other participating schools.
Beside Akkrum we also sailed a race in Oosterwolde and one in Grou / Leeuwarden.
The program of the 7th of may 2016:
De ranking of Akkrum:
007 RSG Simon Vestdijk
006 Leeuwarder Lyceum
014 OSG Sevenwolden
005 Stellingwerf College
015 Emelwerda College
008 Scholengemeenschap Lelystad
004 De Waerdenborch
On the 11th of june the teams raced against eachother for the second time in Oosterwolde. On the 10th june all teams were expected on the improvised camping at the Stellingwerf College. saturday the 11th of june it was time to race!
Program Oosterwolde 10th of june:
17:00 award ceremony
The first edition was held in 2014
Young Solar began in 2014 during the big Solar (the Dutch Solar Challenge).
While the solar boat race was in full swing, the boats of the very first edition of the Young Solar Challenge were on the campus in Sneek. An exciting moment for all high 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 the contest parts; Endurance, sprint and slalom competitions.