Tûranor PlanetSolar crosses the Pacific

7 March 2011 • Written by Raphael Montigneaux

We regularly report news about the Tûranor PlanetSolar's circumnavigation. On 21 February, we talked about their record for the longest distance ever covered by a solar-powered vehicle, a record now surpassed following the end of the Pacific crossing.

The world’s largest solar-powered boat arrived in the Nuku Hiva harbour of the Marquesas Islands two days ago. This journey of 3,023 nautical miles started from the Galapagos Islands 25 days, 6 hours and 34 minutes earlier.

Now Tûranor PlanetSolar has sailed 11,411 nautical miles since her departure from Monaco in September 2010. Her Odyssey continues, and she should reach the Australian coast in mid-May.

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