E1 Series is progressing to consolidate the category ahead of its official debut. One of the aspects on which they are working hard is the circuit creation, race maps and the route that the boats will take while competing against each other, because beyond assuring the show, it will be important not to damage the seabed.
One of the reasons that led Alejandro Agag and Rodi Basso to move the races to the water is to electrify the most important element for life on Earth. Therefore, getting to the designated places and then racing without leaving a trace will be vital to the success of the first 100% electric boat category.
Through the documentary that chronicles the development of the series, Inside E1, Shelley Jory-Leigh, British Powerboat Racing World Champion, showed what the category’s plan is when it comes to laying out the circuit course, with challenging straights and curves that will test the riders’ skills.
Different layouts and maps have been discussed so far, where the series has revealed details about possible designs that so far are only proposals. Undoubtedly, it will be a demanding route for the pilots, but with the peace of mind that they are working on solutions so that the impact on lakes, rivers or seas is minimal.
However, not affecting the seabed is a task to be worked on, which has carried out multiple tests in Southampton with respect to buoys. The traditional buoys use anchors and chains that hurt the seabed and the vegetation found there, therefore, E1 Series will use technology to implement buoys that do not require these elements without the disadvantage of being dragged by the sea stream.
“Traditional buoys have anchors that damage the seabed, while smart tags are autonomous, which means they retain their position even with strong currents,” said Marcus Prosses, Operations Director for the category.
About E1 Series
E1 Series is the world’s first and only electric powerboat racing competition. The category was established to create an exciting and competitive racing platform to promote sustainable powerboats and reduce environmental pressures on the ocean, rivers and lakes.
Written by | Ronald Ortega