MG’s Furia III Back in Action
Back in Action! After a long period of waiting, MG’s Furia III was finally released again to participate in the Ultimate Solar Boat challenge. During the weekend of 23-25 june, Gerard van der Schaar and the whole Clafis Victron Energy Solar Boat Team were ready to show the performance of the Furia III again.
The Ultimate Solar Boat Challenge
With the Ultimate Solar Boat Challenge taking place in Friesland, the race was a home race for the team. While flying through the narrow frisian canals, under bridges and past old windmills, Gerard van der Schaar and the other contenders could enjoy the beauty of this province from the waters.
World Speed Record
Ever since 2014, the Furia III holds the world speed record of 24 knots (>49 km/h). Thanks to its lightweight and efficient design, the Furia III is able to cruise over the waters at high speeds, making it a formidable opponent for all competition.
Of all the contenders, the Clafis Victron Energy won all three race days in a row, and therefore ended on the top of the leaderboard. The Dutch Solar Boat Team was not able to defeat the Clafis Victron Energy Solar Boat Team, and therefore ended in the second place.
Watch this beautiful video compilation of the Clafis Victron Energy Solar Boat sailing through the Frisian waters.