The prevention of the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has a big influence in the entire country on everyday life. At Solar Boat Twente, we closely monitor and consider these measures.
Boat reveal April 15th cancelled
We regret to inform you that our boat reveal, planned on the 15th of April 2020, will be cancelled.
Here in the Netherlands, all events over 100 people are cancelled up until the 6th of April. There are several events after this date that have been cancelled as well.
Because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, we do not want to take any risk, especially for a date so close to the 6th of April. This hard and impactful decision is not made lightly. Several different bodies that support our project through and through, such as the University of Twente and the corresponding corona-crisis team, support us in our decision.
The health and safety of our team members, but also our guests, will always be our top concern and therefore will be prioritised.
Replacement moment for the boat reveal
As a team, we are looking towards a possibility to have the boat reveal on a later date, or do a boat reveal in a different way. As there are many factors that need to be taken into account and many of these factors are still unknown, we can not promise when and how this will happen.
The team is still working hard towards our first race weekend which is planned on the 15th and 16th of May. For now, all races are scheduled to continue and we hope that this will stay this way. All the team members, and the new boat, are fully ready to participate in this race weekend! We will keep you up to date with all the news regarding the race weekends of Solar Boat Twente.
Updates and contact
We will keep you up to date via our social media channels, such as Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/solarboattwente). If you can’t find an answer to your question there or require any additional information, you can contact us on via phone.