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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.
More info at www.dongenergysolarchallenge.nl.

 

The new boat will be an improved version of the one used last year during another solar race (pictured here).

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