Irina Gracheva, a competitive Russian Sailor, has won the Marie Agnès Péron (MAP) trophy using a PowerUP Energy Technologies UP400 hydrogen fuel cell generator, with solar panels, to power the vessel.
The installation of the new hydrogen fuel cell generator took place in Lorient just over a week ago and, since then, Gracheva has won the MAP race on June 4.
The race, created to honour the memory of Marie-Agnès Péron, had been organised by the Winches Club and took place in Douarnenez bay, France.
Speaking on her victory and the new collaboration with PowerUP Energy Technologies, Grachevka said, “Through our collaboration with PowerUP, Canopus became the first Mini to use hydrogen to charge batteries.
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