Dear Teams, Jury & Exhibitors of Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge 2020,

After weeks of closely monitoring the Co-Vid situation and getting feedbacks from the teams ; and following the recent updates on confinement situation worldwide we have taken the decision today to postpone the 7th edition of Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge to July 2021.

The safety/wellbeing of our participants and visitors is a priority for the Yacht Club de Monaco and given the current situation this decision seems to be the most sensible one.

We are currently reflecting on ways in which we can honour the work already completed by the teams and in the next weeks we will be finalising the details of this postponement in regards to registration/qualified teams etc..

While we have to postpone this edition by one year we will continue to work on organising the Webinars, providing a special link between the industry and the participants. We invite you to keep watching for Webinars announcements on the Challenge Facebook page and website

We understand that you may have questions following this announcement and we invite you to reach out to

We thank you for your commitment to the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge and wish to all to be safe at home.


Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge


Organised since 2014 by the Yacht Club de Monaco, in collaboration with the International Powerboating Federation (UIM) and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge is unique in the world.

More than a century after the first international powerboat meetings were launched in 1904, the YCM is reviving a tradition by leaving the field wide open to innovation and the imaginations of young engineers, working hand in hand with experienced manufacturers. Their goal is to develop alternative propulsion systems, using only clean energy sources to power the yachting of tomorrow. A real technological challenge to meet the energy needs of the leisure boat and shipping industries and the accompanying and environmental prerogatives.





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