"Solar Sailors" is the last of five original stories published in the Thunderbirds 2086 Annual in 1983.


The annual four year solar space-yacht race is underway and the team are watching the last two racers - Hogan and Gunston - for the event about to take off for their year long race to Mars and back. A few weeks into the race, both space-yachts run afoul of a meteor shower, Hogan's craft being torn to pieces. His fellow competitor Gunston radios Thunderbird 6 for help and immediately they respond to the rescue with Thunderbird 2 leading the rescue.

IRO Equipment UsedEdit

Non IRO equipment usedEdit

  • Solar-yachts



  • As with all stories in the Annual, no writer or artist are credited.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.