News site Technorati covered our challenge today with the article Will the Solar Odyssey Sail into a World Record?
In order to qualify for the world’s record, the boat will travel during the day only on electricity that is exclusively generated by solar power. No plugging-in allowed on this adventure! If all goes well, it will be the first time this has ever been done and the crew hopes to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the first solar-powered vessel to complete the Great Loop.
The entire journey will be filmed for a documentary series by Intelligent Assistance’s Philip Hodgetts and Greg Clarke, using unmanned camera systems from Hoverfly Technologies, Inc., Sony FS100 cameras for primary shots and Sony’s NEX 7s for secondary coverage.
It’s that last paragraph that presents the biggest challenges for me! In fact, I’m about to run a series of posts discussing these challenges. Basically, it requires throwing out every assumption I know about reality production!