MG’s Furia III Back in Action

Furia III - MG Energy Systems

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.

Furia III in Action - MG Energy Systems

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.

Race Result

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.

Furia III at Speed - MG Energy Systems

Related Links

Watch this beautiful video compilation of the Clafis Victron Energy Solar Boat sailing through the Frisian waters.

During the race days, the Clafis Victron Energy Solar Boat Team made several vlogs (Dutch spoken). Find them through the following links:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3 

Previous Races

Ketelmeer Solar Boat Race 2020
Monaco Solar Boat Challenge 2017
Eneco Solar Boat Race 2017
Dutch Solar Boat Chellenge 2016

Sponsors

Special thanks to the sponsors of the Furia III.
Victron Energy
CLAFIS Ingenieus
Bouwbedrijf Lont
Altium®
Kuiper Verzekeringen B.V.