Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:
Students from 22 high school teams (see accompanying list)
throughout Southern California will piece together canoe-like
hulls they will eventually race in Metropolitan Water District's
three-day solar boat competition in May 2013.
Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Three Valleys Municipal Water District headquarters, 1021 E.
Miramar Ave., Claremont (Los Angeles County Thomas Guide, page 571
Students building 16-foot canoe-like hulls from pre-cut kits of
marine-grade plywood. Teams will then take the hulls back to their
schools and spend the next seven months equipping them with solar
panels, motors, batteries and steering.
Saturday's event marks the second boat-building session for
Metropolitan's 11th annual Solar Cup program. A first
group of 18 teams built their boats last Saturday (Nov. 3). Solar
Cup concludes with three days of racing May 17-19, 2013 at Lake
Skinner near Temecula in southwest Riverside County. Teams from 40
high schools in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino,
San Diego and Ventura counties are participating in the 2012-13
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a
cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million
people in six counties. The district imports water from
the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies,
and helps its members to develop increased water conservation,
recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.
Boat Building Workshop ~ Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
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