Each year thousands of yachtsmen cross the Atlantic Ocean, but only few of their voyages set records. One crossing taking place now just might do that.
A group of young men from Rhode Island are attempting an autonomous trans-Atlantic crossing with a solar-powered boat they built in their spare time.
Two of the engineers are Dylan Rodriguez, a 21-year-old senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and Max Kramers, a 26-year-old recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island.
“I have been building boats, have been sailing boats since I could pretty much walk,” says Kramers.