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By Alfredo Lopez Gonzalez
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About this project

¿Do you want to be part of a team that will try to set a new Guinness World Record?

We are building a ship model that will try to cross the Atlantic Ocean with no human intervention at all (completely unmanned and autonomous). The route will be controlled by a GPS autopilot and everybody will be able to see the route via real time GPS map.  

There have been many attempts to do such a thing, but nobody could finish succesfully yet, so it would be the first time in History.

We have been in conversations with Guinness World Records oficial site, and they have created the record “Fastest autonomous boat crossing the Atlantic Ocean”. We invite you to participate and be part of the team that will break the record, receiving a certificate of your support.

Guinness World Record: Fastest autonomous boat crossing the Atlantic Ocean
Guinness World Record: Fastest autonomous boat crossing the Atlantic Ocean

 

Website and real time progress data

The progress will be updated daily in our web (projectcolombo.com), but donors will get password to see online real time GPS data and maps (see what pledge you prefer). The data will be shared with universities to improve knowledge and as a help for further investigations about weather conditions and ocean currents.

Project Colombo
Project Colombo

 

Project Colombo: the route and energy source

The route will start in Cadiz, Spain and will finish in the Caribbean Sea (more than 4.000 miles or 6.500 kms), as a homage to Cristopher Columbus´ route in 1492.

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The ship model will only use clean energy with solar pannels to avoid environmental negative impact of other energy sources.

 

 

 

 

Goals: 

As the challenge is hard, if funds are high enough, we will build more models to have more success chances (Columbus used 3 ships: Pinta, Niña and Santa Maria): 

13.000 €:……….. 2 ship models

26.000 €:……….. 3 ship models

39.000 €:……….. 4 ship models

52.000 €:……….. 5 ship models

65.000 €:……….. 6 ship models

78.000 €:……….. 7 ship models

91.000 €:……….. 8 ship models 

>100k: ………….. SURPRISE UPGRADE !!

The evolution of the journey will be updated in a special section of the spanish website: comeconsalud.com

Risks and challenges

The Atlantic Ocean can be a really hard place !! Rain, waves, storms, hurricanes, …

Nobody has been able to cross it with an unmanned autonomous device, but our tests make us very optimistic about being the first team to succeed in this task.

We have been working hard and we are sure that enthusiasm mixed with hard work is the best recipe to be able to reach whatever you try.

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    Your own model to cross Atlantic Ocean

    We will build you another model ship to join the fleet. You can choose name and will receive GPS data in real time. Your own ship model to cross the Atlantic Ocean and try to set the Guinness World Record.

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    • Your own ship model to cross the Atlantic Ocean
    • A personalized certifícate DIPLOMA of your participation
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    Stay with us during the launch day!!

    Join us during the launch day (it includes 2 hotel nights, meals and transfer form airport to hotel and from hotel to airport) in Chiclana de la Frontera – Sancti Petri in South Spain (one of the nicest beaches of Europe). 4 or 5 star hotel.
    Travel to and from Spain are not included.
    If you want, you can be an official independent witnesses of the Guinness World Record ("Fastest autonomous boat crossing the Atlantic").

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