After the 2013 campaign’s successful conclusion in Paris, the world’s largest solar boats reached her wintering site today—the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly in Lorient (Southern Brittany, France). Consecrated to sailing, this unique place of cultural, scientific, and technical discovery is partnering with PlanetSolar by hosting the solar catamaran from September 2013 to March 2014. Thanks to this partnership, the public will be able to discover the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar and learn about the scientific aspects of the climate research carried out during the summer 2013 “PlanetSolar DeepWater” expedition. An official opening day will inaugurate the exhibition, and children’s educational events will be held at the Cité de la Voile as early as November.
This well-deserved wintering period will allow the shore team, in collaboration with the University of Geneva, to prepare for the 2014 campaign, which promises to be enthralling!
About the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly
A place for discussion and discovery, the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly is an exhibition space dedicated to modern sailing and ocean racing in honor of Éric Tabarly. Through a permanent exhibition featuring numerous experiments, videos, reenactments, and simulators, the visitor plays an active part in his/her experience.
The team was developed in partnership with the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (a science museum in Paris) and many companies from the sailing sector for their expertise. Beyond its touristic mission, the Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly strives to highlight innovative navigational projects as well as scientific initiatives related to sustainable development, the main challenge for water and oceans. Staunchly focused on the future, the Cité de la Voile organized the Savanturiers of the Sea Festival (March 2013), the Innov’sail international symposium (June 2013), and has been hosting the exhibition “Tara Expeditions, Exploring a New World: the Ocean” in maritime containers since May.
See more detailed information on the boat and the team on: http://www.planetsolar.org
PlanetSolar official website: http://www.planetsolar.org
Press Release 24/09/2013 PlanetSolar will winter in the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, Lorient
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