Thursday, May 03, 2007

Solar Cup Preview: 41 High School Teams Gather Saturday for Boats’ Technical Inspections

We know many of our readers are interested in Current Events and Happenings around the Southern Californa area and we like to help promote those events. Here is an alert we received about the Solar Powered Boats event.

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Solar Cup Preview: 41 High School Teams Gather Saturday for Boats Technical Inspections

Inspection Precedes Qualifying Events at Lake Skinner

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:


Forty-one Southland high school teams gather for technical inspection of their solar-powered boat entries in the three-day Solar Cup event later this month at Lake Skinner near Temecula. Boats will be inspected and weighed; skippers will be weighed and Red Cross swim-tested. Cal-Poly Pomona students and professors give teams technical advice.


8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5


Three Valleys Municipal Water District, 1021 E Miramar Ave.,
Claremont. Los Angeles County Thomas Guide, page 571, 6-F.


First public look at the engineering and decoration of the 41, 16-foot-long boats that will compete in 2007 Solar Cup. Boats' unique propeller and rudder configurations are unveiled. Many teams varnish the wooden hulls; others paint their boats elaborately. Students being weighed and given swim tests.


Solar Cup teams from high schools in Anaheim, Banning, Camarillo, Chino Hills, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, Fullerton, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, La Verne, Lake Elsinore, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Menifee, Mira Loma, Montclair, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, Temecula and Upland; managers of Metropolitan Water District's Solar Cup program and May 18-20 event.


Rob Hallwachs, 213-217-6450; 213-324-1255 mobile