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Academy team to compete again in Frisian Solar Challenge

For the third time, the Antwerp Maritime Academy (AMA) will participate in the DONG Energy Solar Challence, a race for solar boats organized in The Netherlands. The course of the race follows the traditional route of the Eleven Cities Ice-skating Race (Elfstedentocht).
This year the academy will participate in the Challenge A class, where it has to compete with 20 teams from The Netherlands, Poland, China, Brazil, Turkey and one other team from Belgium (Karel de Grote-Hogeschool).
The AMA team is composed of 2 last year students and 4 instructors from the Marine Engineering department.
The race will start on 8 July in Leeuwarden and will finish there on 14 July. The total distance of the race is 220 km.
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The new boat will be an improved version of the one used last year during another solar race (pictured here).

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