Sunday, October 3, 2010

The PlanetSolar Journey Begins

At 1441 on September 27, 2010, PlanetSolar left the shores of Monaco harbor. The vessel is attempting to circumnavigate planet Earth using only solar power.

The watercraft faces approximately 50,000 kilometers of ocean, 360 longitudes, and two equator crossings. Tangiers, Morocco, is the next scheduled stop. PlanetSolar expects to arrive around October 4.

Daily multilingual updates and tracking are available on their website:

Six crew members operate PlanetSolar: Patrick Marchesseau, Michaela von Koskull, Jens Langwasser, Christian Ochsenbein, and Daniel Stahl , and Raphael Domjan.

Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the watercraft prior to its departure and wishes the crew well.

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