Elizabeth Swann PROJECT TEAM UK

 

  UK PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM SOLAR AND WIND POWERED YACHT

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Bids for funding will be led by a UK project management team comprised of the following members, that is subject to change:

 

 

Nelson Kay

NELSON KAY:

Funding Bids lead

IP & Agreements

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CHRIS CLOSE:

Engineer/Manager

 

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DANNY GOLDSMITH:

(Left) Naval Architect

 

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LLOYD STEBBINGS:

(Rights) Boat Builder

 

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BRIGGETTE DUSART:

Administration

 

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RICHARD WHELAN:

Logistics.

 

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CHRISTINA DUSART:

Company Director

 

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TERRY VALERIANO:

Health & Safety

 

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RYAN DUSART:

Trainee engineer

& project mascot

 

 

 

CONSORTIUM

 

Bluebird Marine Systems is looking to build a consortium of European and/or third party countries, as may be allowed by the rules in certain circumstances.

 

The call we are looking at for 2020 is the Horizon LC-MG-1-13 that opens in September 2019 and closes in January 2020.

 

If you are interested in joining this consortium, please contact Nelson Kay as your first port of call, saying what area of expertise you or your organization could bring to the project. See the contact information below.

 

 

RECORD "SUNSHINE" ROUTE

 

 

LEG

NAUTICAL MILES

TIME IN PORT

WAYPOINT

SUNSHINE DAYS

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START

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Monaco

0.00

1

784

2

Gibraltar

4.67

2

729

2

Tenerife, Canary Islands

4.34

3

3,154

2

Trinidad, Port of Spain

18.77

4

1,182

2

Panama City

7.04

5

970

2

Galapagos

5.77

6

3,640

2

Tahiti

21.67

7

1,423

2

Tonga, Nukualofa

8.47

8

410

2

Fiji, Suva

2.44

9

1,886

2

Port Moresby PNG

11.23

10

340

2

Thursday Island, Cape York

2.02

11

724

2

Darwin

4.31

12

1,572

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Jakarta, Indonesia

9.36

13

1,881

2

Colombo, Sri Lanka

11.20

14

2,109

2

Aden, Yemen

12.55

15

698

2

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

4.15

16

670

2

Port Said, Egypt

3.99

17

1,111

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Palermo, Sicily

6.61

18

170

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Naples, Italy

1.01

19

393

FINISH

Monaco

2.34

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23,846

36

RUNTIME DAYS @ 7kts

141.94

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+ 10% service

= 156.13 Days

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7 KNOTS AVE INC PORT & %

192.13

 & maintenance

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AT 6 KNOTS AVE

224.16

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AT 5 KNOTS AVE

268.99

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE - The above table illustrates one of the most likely ocean awareness expedition routes, known as the 'Sunshine Route,' showing the time elapsed in days for 7 knots average cruising speed, including times for 5 and 6 knot averages - allowing for 10% downtime and 36 days in ports. Hence, although the objective is to reduce the current solar circumnavigation record from 584 days, the event in not an outright non-stop yacht competition in the offshore racing sense. It remains to be seen how accurate such a prediction might be. In this table we only allowed 36 days for provisioning and PR but added a 10% contingency for servicing, that could be used for additional time in ports. As a Climate Changing event, performance is one of the main criteria, especially concerning the possibilities for a transition to low carbon shipping and the contribution this might make in combating global warming.

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACTS

 

Cleaner Ocean Foundation &

Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd

Solar Studios

BN271RF

United Kingdom

growth@blue-growth.org

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LINKS & REFERENCES

 

H2020 manual

UK H2020 contacts

Horizon Europe

http://www.blue-growth.org

 

 

 

The Cable and Wireless Adventurer

 

STABILIZED MONOHULL - The diesel powered Cable and Wireless Adventurer was built for the purpose of circumnavigating the world in less than 80 days. This was successfully accomplished in July 1998 in 74 days, 20 hours, 58 minutes, traveling more than 22,600 nautical miles (26,000 miles or 41,855 km). This achievement set a new Guinness World Record for a diesel powered vessel. The nautical mile or knot, is a unit of speed equal to approximately 1.15078 miles per hour on land (1.852 km).

 

 

 

GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS - MS Turanor PlanetSolar (Switzerland) navigated the world in a westward direction from Monaco in 1 year 7 months and 7 days from 27 September 2010 to 4 May 2012. We wonder why nobody has attempted to improve on this design, to challenge the record in the intervening seven years.

 

 

 

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