Kevin Le Poidevin prepares for the Global Solo Challange 2023/24 with his Open 40. Non-stop around the world - start from A Coruna, Portugal in September 2023. 2 off OceanPower Hydrogenerators are mounted; one on each side. The generators are heavily engaged at 15 degrees. Both systems are independent of each other. The generators are extended vertically with the help of a carbon boom.
In September 2022, Pat Lawless started the Golden Globe Race single-handed, non-stop around the world. The start was in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France. On its starboard side the Ocean Power Generator. In fourth position, Pat Lawless had to retire from the race in Cape Town due to a defect in his automatic steering system. The OceanPower Hydrogenerator is still running perfectly!