The third biennial European International Submarine Race (eISR) took place from the 6th to the 15th of July 2016 in Gosport, England. Teams of University students raced their human-powered submarines against the clock around a demanding slalom course in a unique sporting and engineering challenge.
The basic rules of the sport are straightforward – teams must design, build and race flooded submarines piloted by a single scuba diver, who must be fully enclosed within the hull of the machine. All propulsion power must be provided by the diver during the race (i.e. no energy storage devices such as flywheels or batteries are allowed), but otherwise the design rules are open to whatever innovation teams decide to use.
The next races are planned for July 2018, again at QinetiQ´s facility in Gosport. Announcements will be made closer to time.
|eISR Trophy||Taniwha II|
|eISR Runner-Up||Wasub VI|
|Agility and Endurance (BAE Systems)||Wasub VI|
|Innovation (BMT Group)||Omer X|
|Best non-Propeller||Taniwha II (4.7 kts)|
|Speed Male||Wasub VI (7.3 kts)|
|Speed Female||What Sub Dawg (4.6 kts)|
|Best Design Report||Godiva 2|
|Runner Up Repair||Omer X|
|Best Incremental Improvement||SubTLE|
|Most Unusual Design||Trichitala|
|QinetiQ Prize most dramatic event||Manta Ray 12|
|Best performance Day 1||Wasub VI|
|Best performance Day 2||Wasub VI|
|Best performance Day 3||Wasub VI|