Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Maritime Propulsion

Posted by May 1, 2019

Yacht Club de Monaco and Torqeedo Team Up

Photo courtesy of Torqeedo

The Yacht Club de Monaco has thrown down the gauntlet for the sixth annual Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, banning all fossil fuels and asking competitors and the Monegasque community to strive for zero emissions during the 5-day event.

Torqeedo has partnered with Yacht Club de Monaco to ensure that all boats involved in the organization of the event are 100% electric and will serve as the event’s Technical Sponsor.

The Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge aims to inspire technical innovation by matching the creativity of young engineers with experienced manufacturers to design, develop and race emission-free boats. The excitement of racing is balanced with key players tackling issues such as how the yachting community can effect change on environmental challenges in the marine environment, sustainability and energy efficiency during a concurrent series of lectures and open forums.

Teams from around world will gather at the Yacht Club de Monaco to participate in the Challenge from July 2 through July 6, 2019. The event is hosted in partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the International Powerboating Federation.