Solar for Atlantic row challenge
Date Posted:1 August 2017
We have provided 2 x SP100 and 1 x SP50 SolbianFlex solar panels and three waterproof Genasun solar charge controllers to Oceanomads for a row boat that is entering the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in December.
The solar system will power GPS and other vital electrical equipment.
Two Australians, Dylan Jones and Sam Weir (OCEANOMADS), will row more than 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean supporting the charity "Make a Wish" foundation.
The teams will set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, heading to the finish line in Antigua. The challenge is made difficult by high, rough seas, howling winds, sharks, blisters, salt rashes, sunstroke and sleep deprivation. Dylan and Sam intend not only to win the race, but also to break the world record for a pair’s boat crossing the Atlantic.