Sunday 18th of September
As the title suggests, this is a challenge for electrical boats to see how long and how far electrically powered boats can go. They want to show the public what is possible with electrically powered boats. The race starts at 12pm and the boats are expected to be back in about 4 hours. The 10 fastest boats will receive a variety of prizes worth 15,000 euro.
The Frysian E-Performance Challenge
I am very curious to see the different boats that will participate in this challenge. Electrically powered boats are the first step to boats powered by renewable energy. It all depends how the electricity is produced, which is hard to tell at the moment. But at least they are installing more and more power points for electrical boats. There is even a 5,000 euro subsidy in Friesland to install such a charging station for boats.
To come back to my earlier points about boats that are powered by renewable energy, this is of course possible if those charging stations have their own or shared renewable energy source. They do have the space in Friesland! And there is always enough sun OR wind.
I will keep you posted about my experience at the race! Now lets hope the weather will be good too!