E - Solar Powered Boat in Race, Cedarville Univ.
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From Professor Timothy Dewhurst, Cedarville University:

Attached are some pictures of boats we competed against in the Netherlands in 2012. They had foils, we did not. Both were faster than us, but we beat one anyway over the 5 day race, and the other burned out its motors. We were the top university in the race (third place overall) and we competed in the top class.

Ray's comments: As a result of this competition and and the work in preparation, a fine technical paper 'Solar Splash Technical Report' was generated:

http://www.solarsplash.com/spl_tech_report.php

The next solar powered boat race in Netherlands will be in June 2014. There is talk about Cedarville U entering their first hydrofoil. They are also considering entering the competition for the IHS Mandles Prize. Let's hope they win the $2,500 Prize as well as the Solar race.
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A nice elderly lady stood in the middle of the road to take our picture!


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forward foils as seen from behind


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rear foil


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TU Delft's rear foil


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