The world’s largest solar powered ship, MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, departed Lorient, France, in search of her 2014 campaign. She set sail on April 10, 2014 for Boulogne-sur-Mer, located south of Calais, with sights on the Mediterranean Sea and exciting ports of call. A new website will soon be launched so we can learn more about the catamaran that runs solely on energy found in the sunlight. Details follow in the news from PlanetSolar.
To the Sea Again!
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Leaving Lorient | April 10, 2014 | © All rights reserved PlanetSolar
After more than six months of hibernation in Lorient, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar sets sail on 10 April, 2014 for Boulogne-sur-Mer, the starting point of her 2014 campaign. Happy to depart on new adventures, the 2013 crew is on board again for this new season. Gérard d’Aboville is again at the helm of the solar boat with Brieuc Delbot as first mate, Antoine Simon, electrician-engineer, and Vincent Brunet, cook and steward.
An attractive programme for 2014 has been concocted for the Swiss vessel. The first port of call for the world’s largest solar boat, Boulogne-sur-Mer will host PlanetSolar as the guest of honour at the 23rd Festival des Images de Mer (Festival of Sea Images) from 17 to 21 April.
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Arriving Lorient | September 25, 2013 | © All rights reserved PlanetSolar
The voyage to the capital of the Côte d’Opale should last three or four days depending on the still uncertain weather conditions at this time of the year. Arrival is scheduled for 14 April. Over a two week period, until 28 April, numerous activities will be organised for the general public and students (conferences, boat visits, screenings, round tables) all anchored by the common theme of Blue energy.
The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar will then head south toward the Mediterranean Sea where other thrilling ports of call such as Attalayoun, Monaco, and Athens await her!
Ah yes, soon you will be able to explore our new website!!! So that you can continue to follow us without missing a morsel of our new adventures. Stay tuned!!
By Amber Archangel