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The Northern California Solar Regatta is a solar powered electric boat design and build competition open to middle and high school teams and inspired by the Solar Cup. Because the Solar Cup in Temecula is held so far away from schools in the northern part of the state, developing a similar event for Northern California was suggested Mick Founts, Superintendent of Schools and the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

As California is a particularly populous state, this event promises to be more than a local school event and has attracted contestants from hundreds of miles distant, according to one of the event organizers, Suzette DelBono, of the Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District. Schools from as far south as Fresno and all the way to the Oregon border are allowed to compete.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) was invited to collaborate in this event and became co-sponsors and took on the major tasks of hosting and organizing the event. The 2012 Solar Regatta will be held at the lake at Rancho Seco Recreational Park, a recreational area located in the California Central Valley near Herald, California, and managed by SMUD.

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Solar Cup