La Cañada High School, a veteran Solar Cup team, won top honors for the Hottest Looking Boat at the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition during Metropolitan Water District’s 10th annual Solar Cup race held on May 18 through May 20.
Students from 39 high schools throughout Southern California, during a seven-month program, participated in building, equipping and racing 16-foot, single-seat canoes powered only by the sun.
A series of qualifying events were completed by the teams with a technical advisory team from a few local colleges ensuring boats were both seaworthy and safe. The teams endured two, 90-minute, 1.4 kilometer endurance races.
The La Cañada High School team was sponsored by Foothill Municipal Water District and La Cañada Irrigation District.
“We are proud of the accomplishments of the students at La Cañada High School for winning the Hottest Looking Boat award for two years running,” said FMWD General Manager Nina Jazmadarian. “This is a great way for students to learn about engineering and solar power while learning about water resources.”
Go to www.mwdh2o.com for complete Solar Cup scores.