Solar Boat Chronicles – a TV realty show based on four total strangers circumnavigating the Great Loop (6,000 miles) in a solar powered boat in order to set a Guinness record – docked briefly in Cape May shortly after midnight Sunday, July 7 and set sail at noon Monday. The crew reported that everyone at Miss Chris dock “was wonderful.”
The series is inspired by Skipper Jim Greer’s dream to circumnavigate the Great Loop in a solar powered vessel. The custom-built boat, RA (named from the Egyptian god of the sun) is built specifically for solar power and not luxury accommodations. Filming began in January and the show is expected to air on “one of the major networks very soon.” The crew also includes Danny Johnson, Suzdariffe David and and Jaime Nudd.