SOLAR SPLASH® 2001
Results and Awards



  


Sunday, June 24, 2001

The day began with the running of the Sprint finals. No big surprise - South Carolina won, turning in their best sprint time yet.

The Endurance heats each began with a parade lap which took the boats under two bridges, in front of the Buffalo Historical Museum, and past the Japanese gardens. The day was mostly sunny and warm, and quite a few spectators were on hand for the afternoon finals. The competition was very close, with Marquette passing rookie team Rice with less than 10 minutes remaining in the two hour event to capture the Endurance championship.

Saturday, June 23, 2001

Sprints were delayed until 1 pm because of morning rain. Once the rain cleared, Hoyt Lake was smooth and winds were calm for an afternoon of sprints. After several heats the three finalists were determined: South Carolina, Coast Guard, and SUNY - Stony Brook. The finals will be held at 8:30 in the morning immediately following the skippers' meeting.

The Endurance event will be held tomorrow, beginning shortly after the Sprint finals are completed.

Friday, June 22, 2001

Morning rain delayed the completion of Qualifying and Slalom for about an hour. Fifteen teams qualified for the Endurance event, and sixteen teams qualified for the Sprint event.

The first round of Sprint heats began in the afternoon. In the first heat, the UMBC entry capsized. The skipper and the boat were both rescued, and the competition continued.

Thursday, June 21, 2001

Today's event began at 8 am with the daily skippers' meeting. Electrical, mechanical, and on-the-water inspections were completed by the end of the day. Television, radio, and newspaper reporters were on hand for much of the day.

Several teams completed qualification in both sprint and maneuverability, and some also ran the slalom course. Qualifying and slalom events will continue through noon tomorrow, with the first round of the sprint events beginning in the afternoon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2001

The event began at 8 am with teams arriving to register. Electrical, mechanical, and on-the-water inspections began, and several teams completed all three inspections. Television crews from local Buffalo stations were on hand to catch some of the action. Skippers participated in the swim test in the afternoon.

The day ended with the annual mixer, which was hosted by the Buffalo Yacht Club as the sun set over Lake Erie. Team members and local volunteers enjoyed a fun, relaxing evening which included a knot-tying challenge. Awards were given for the best technical reports.

Qualifying will begin tomorrow at Hoyt Lake after the 8 am skippers' meeting.

Qualifying Event
Boat # Team 70m Sprint Time (s) Maneuverability Time (s) Attempts Total Time (s)
1 University of South Carolina 9.53 101.87 1 111.40
2 US Coast Guard Academy 8.6 71.91 2 80.51
3 University of Arkansas 14.73 84.75 2 99.48
4 Geneva College 13.31 108.90 2 122.21
5 College of New Jersey 22.12 110.12 1 132.24
9 SUNY - Stony Brook 12.54 60.95 1 73.49
10 Park School 9.88 90.87 1 100.75
11 Kansas State University 21.92 88.00 1 109.92
12 Marquette University 13.97 71.64 1 85.61
13 Cedarville University 16.23 117.66 1 133.89
14 UC - Santa Barbara 58.05 313.95 3 372.00
15 École Technologie Supérieur 34.89 308.95 1 343.84
16 Rice University 13.26 78.56 1 91.82
17 University at Buffalo/Erie CC 15.17 89.05 1 104.22
19 University of Maryland - Baltimore County 27.31 372.66 2 399.97
20 Cal Poly - Pomona 30.99 117.27 1 148.26


Solar Slalom Event
Boat # Team Time (s)
1 University of South Carolina 65.27
2 US Coast Guard Academy 46.38
3 University of Arkansas 58.73
4 Geneva College 90.30
5 College of New Jersey 92.44
9 SUNY - Stony Brook 72.97
10 Park School 105.12
11 Kansas State University 92.51
12 Marquette University 52.21
13 Cedarville University 120.30*
14 UC - Santa Barbara DNS
15 École Technologie Supérieur DNF
16 Rice University 92.83*
17 University at Buffalo/Erie CC 86.78
19 University of Maryland - Baltimore County DNS
20 Cal Poly - Pomona 77.87
* DNF on first attempt


Solar Endurance Event
Boat # Team Morning Heat Distance
laps
Afternoon Heat Distance
laps
Total Distance
laps
1 University of South Carolina 30.25 30.75 61.00
2 US Coast Guard Academy 29.00 29.75 58.75
3 University of Arkansas 31.25 30.00 61.25
4 Geneva College 13.50 22.25 35.75
5 College of New Jersey 24.75 24.25 49.00
9 SUNY - Stony Brook 18.00 14.25 32.25
10 Park School 11.50 16.00 27.50
11 Kansas State University 28.50 28.25 56.75
12 Marquette University 34.75 34.25 69.00
13 Cedarville University 21.50 23.25 44.75
14 UC - Santa Barbara - - -
15 École Technologie Supérieur 8.00 11.00 19.00
16 Rice University 31.75 33.75 65.50
17 University at Buffalo/Erie CC 23.25 24.50 47.75
19 University of Maryland - Baltimore County - - -
20 Cal Poly - Pomona 15.00 17.00 32.00


300 Meter Sprint Event
Boat # Team First Time (s) Second Time (s) Third Time (s) Two Best Times (s)
1 University of South Carolina 27.17 27.06 26.22 53.28
2 US Coast Guard Academy 32.22 36.27 33.10 65.32
3 University of Arkansas 53.37 52.73 - 106.1
4 Geneva College 52.81 52.93 - 105.74
5 College of New Jersey 52.01 153.10 (DNS) - 205.11
9 SUNY - Stony Brook 40.49 39.51 39.35 78.86
10 Park School 40.73 41.47 - 82.20
11 Kansas State University 85.40 94.48 - 179.88
12 Marquette University 57.43 55.75 55.69 111.44
13 Cedarville University 102.76 57.90 - 160.66
14 UC - Santa Barbara DNF - - -
15 École Technologie Supérieur DNS - - -
16 Rice University 49.20 50.92 - 100.12
17 University at Buffalo/Erie CC 112.78(DNF) 39.51? - 152.29?
19 University of Maryland - Baltimore County DNF - - -
20 Cal Poly - Pomona 107.78 148.10 - 255.88


SOLAR SPLASH 2001 Overall Results
Rank Boat # Team Tech Rpt (100 pts) Vis. (50 pts) Qual (100 pts) Solar Slal. (100 pts) Sprint (250 pts) End. (400 pts) Total (1000 pts)
1 1 University of South Carolina 65 29 65.97 71.06 250 353.62 834.65
2 12 Marquette University 70 41 85.84 88.83 119.53 400 805.20
3 2 US Coast Guard Academy 80 35 45.64 100 203.92 340.58 805.14
4 16 Rice University 80 50 80.04 24.98 133.04 379.71 747.77
5 3 University of Arkansas 95 47 36.94 78.97 127.15 355.07 740.13
6 9 SUNY - Stony Brook 95 44 100 63.56 168.91 186.96 658.43
7 11 Kansas State University 80 44 66.86 50.14 74.05 328.99 644.04
8 17 University at Buffalo/Erie CC 75 38 70.51 53.45 123.05 276.81 636.82
9 5 College of New Jersey 100 44 55.57 50.17 80.67 284.06 614.47
10 13 Cedarville University 85 41 54.89 19.28 82.91 259.42 542.50
11 10 Park School 60 41 72.94 44.12 162.04 159.42 539.52
12 4 Geneva College 90 32 30.07 51.36 125.97 207.25 536.65
13 20 Cal Poly - Pomona 55 29 49.57 59.56 61.70 185.51 440.34
14 15 École Technologie Supérieur 70 29 21.37 0 0 110.14 230.51
15 14 UC - Santa Barbara 60 26 6.59 0 0 0 92.59
16 19 University of Maryland - Baltimore County 0 0 9.19 0 0 0 9.19


SOLAR SPLASH 2001 Awards
  Overall  
Collegiate World Champion University of South Carolina
Second Place Marquette University
Third Place US Coast Guard Academy
Fourth Place Rice University
Fifth Place University of Arkansas
300 Meter Sprint
First Place University of South Carolina
Second Place US Coast Guard Academy
Third Place SUNY - Stony Brook
Solar Endurance
First Place Marquette University
Second Place Rice University
Third Place University of South Carolina
Solar Slalom
First Place US Coast Guard Academy
Second Place Marquette University
Qualifying
Fastest Qualifier SUNY - Stony Brook
Second Place US Coast Guard Academy
Third Place Marquette University
Technical Report
Best Technical Report College of New Jersey
Second Place SUNY - Stony Brook
Third Place University of Arkansas
Visual Presentation
Best Visual Display Rice University
Design
Design Achievement University of South Carolina
Outstanding System Design Marquette University
Outstanding Solar System Design Kansas State University
Outstanding Electrical System Design École Technologie Supérieur
Outstanding Team Built Hull US Coast Guard Academy
Outstanding Drive Train Design Cedarville University
Team
Most Improved Team Marquette University
Rookie Team with Highest Overall Score Rice University
Outstanding Rookie Team University at Buffalo/Erie CC
Perseverence Award Park School
Teamwork Award Geneva College
Sportsmanship Cal Poly - Pomona