Category Archives: Green Sailing

Solar-Powered Catamaran Sets Sail on Global Journey

Cheaper, more efficient and more powerful than ever before, global consumers are turning to solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to provide clean, renewable, local electrical power for their homes. Adding significantly to the growing portion of America’s electricity generated from solar … Continue reading

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PlanetSolar Completes Round-the-World Tour!

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the first vehicle to have successfully achieved the feat of traveling around the world using solar energy alone. After more than 19 months of navigation around the globe, the world’s largest solar ship ever built … Continue reading

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Calling All Do-Gooders!

The 2012 Interlux® Waterfront Challenge is underway and community organizations should apply now. A total of $50,000 will be awarded by Interlux in October to recognize projects undertaken this year that create sustainable waterfront environmental improvements in their communities. The … Continue reading

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60-Foot Catamaran Designed to be a “Green” Workhorse

It didn’t quite have the opulence of the launch of the Titanic, but there were still plenty of claps and cheers as a monster of a boat set sail from a Canvey, England boatyard. The 60-foot prototype catamaran – the … Continue reading

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What Does it Take to Get PlanetSolar Across the Gulf of Aden?

The crew of Turanor PlanetSolar, the largest solar-powered yacht on the planet and aiming to be the first to complete a circumnavigation, now break their radio silence to give the story of their trepidatious journey through the Gulf of Aden. … Continue reading

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Another propulsion idea?

There has been some chatter going on about yet another innovative propulsion system for boats: compressed air engine power. Engine Air The argument is that a trimaran might be a viable platform for this idea. To simplify the concept, what … Continue reading

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Are You Green?

One of my favorite causes to stir up is the whole notion of “going green” on sailboats. I will spend considerable time on this topic in the future when allowed. I have argued this one a lot, compared notes forever … Continue reading

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