Club of Pioneers - The Ventomobil Wins the Aeolus Race! - Aeolus Race Inventus Ventomobil - Blogs - Digging into environmental topics that matter.: "Date: August 26, 2008
The Ventomobil Wins the Aeolus Race!
It was tough, it was hard-fought but in the end WE DID IT! At the end of the racing days in Den Helder, our Ventomobil turned out to be the fastest wind racer at the Aeolus Race! In a competition of each against all, we reached 65% of the wind speed straight into the wind and came out on top. Our big advantage was the lightweight construction of the Ventomobil: Our baby weighs only 130 kg, the racer of the second placed team weighs almost 400 kg. And there is even more to it than that! We have also won the prizes for the best PR work and the best design!! We are really enthusiastic about that, you’ll hear more about the race later… we gotta party a little now! Here are some pictures as an appetizer!"