Ada 2.0 and 4000 km of Ada 1.0 Travel


Ada’s Journey Continues

Ada continues her journey across the Atlantic, and is currently about 800km from the coast of Spain/Portugal!
She has reached many important milestones throughout her journey:

  • Travelled more than 4000km
  • Exceeded a speed over ground of 12.41 knots
  • Recovered after storm-induced power loss
  • Withstood 50+ knot winds
  • Survived for over a month with core systems intact on the open ocean

We continue to actively work to recover her, and have been generously sponsored by Marine Traffic to provide us with up-to-date AIS data, which we are using to get in touch with shipping lines and vessels. Despite making contact with a couple of liners, we have still had no success in spotting Ada, but our efforts in this regard continue.

New for 2016 – Ada 2.0

We intend to incorporate the lessons learned from Ada, good and bad, into her design, and have made some important progress already.

  • Defined high-level design requirements
  • Built high-level timeline
  • Identified lessons learned from Ada 1.0 in a design retrospective document
  • Networked with new and existing industry mentors to plan formal design reviews
  • Found a new potential challenge with smaller logistical burden – the Vic-Maui Yacht Race (

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