The 2nd annual International solar boat challenge to be held in NSW has been hailed a resounding success by the enthusiastic primary and secondary students who took part last Saturday at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.
After Victorian and Queensland State Finals in the past months, the NSW Finals saw 38 teams from 34 schools around NSW take part in a perfectly sunny day of model solar boat racing.
The NSW State Finals overall winners were Lapstone Public School who took out the State remote control primary school cup and Belmore Boys High who were awarded the State remote control secondary school cup, while the first race position was again won by Belmore Boys High in the secondary division and 1st Balmain Scouts Big Red in the primary division.
Lapstone Public School certainly shone on the day with a Silver Medal for racing and perfect scores for excellence in presentation, technical design as well as graphic design, ultimately winning the State VISA best graphic design gold medal in the primary division.
Special mention should also go to Winmalee High School who won the State VISA best graphic design gold medal in the secondary division and awards for excellence in graphic design and excellence in presentation even after being involved a shocking car accident on the way to the challenge.
By great fortune, no-one was injured and they went on to compete with obvious success. The winning schools from NSW will join the top teams from Queensland and Victoria at the national finals to be held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on 3 November for an exciting day of remote control solar boat racing.
Piloted solar boats, wire-guided model boats and the 1st annual hydrogen car challenge will also feature at this event.
In another first, the national finals will also feature sustainability place, a showcase of sustainabilitywise businesses and groups featuring interesting products to help us all do our part towards a more environmentally conscious future.
More details are available with Roland DG Australia .