Solar Splash August Newsletter

Celebrating 25 Years of Solar Splash Competitions!

Solar Splash has now completed 24 consecutive years of the World Intercollegiate Solar/Electric Boat Championships! For the upcoming 25th anniversary in 2018, we hope to get at least 25 boats onsite – making it our largest fleet ever! We also hope to get some of the 100+ schools that have competed in previous Splashes that we haven’t seen recently – or even in a ‘long’ time! Are you one of these schools and would like to see what the Splash competition has become – maybe you even have your old boat around? Come join the fun as we are planning a few special events for the teams, plus a couple of innovations in the competition program – more details on these activities as they are firmed up! The preparations for Solar Splash 2018 are well underway at Splash Headquarters, and we hope that your team is also planning and preparing to come. We already have one registered team and have heard from several other teams that are preparing to attend Solar Splash 2018!

Springfield, Ohio Site and Dates for 2018

Our site for 2018 is the Clark County Fairgrounds Lake in Springfield, Ohio. The host school for the event is again Cedarville University. The dates for Solar Splash 2018 are Tuesday through Saturday, June 5-9, 2018. [Note the change from the Wed-Sun days of previous Splashes. We hope these dates make return travel a bit easier.] Springfield is located in the southern part of Ohio, about 20 miles east of the Dayton airport off I-70, and you can see a travel map, the site location, and other travel information by clicking on the “Travel and site information” link on the Splash website menu at

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