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European International Submarine Races

The fourth biennial European International Submarine Race (eISR) will take place from the 3rd to the 13th of July 2018 in Gosport, England. Teams of University students will race 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.

eISR 2018 Prizes

eISR Cup

Overall winner:Omer 11 – Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada
First Runner-Up:Wasub 8 – TU Delft, Netherlands
Second Runner-Up:HPS Atlantic – Florida Atlantic University, USA

Trophies

Reliability:Chinook – University of Victoria, Canada
BMT Award for Innovation:HPS Atlantic – Florida Atlantic University, USA
BAE Systems Award for Agility and Endurance:Wasub 8 – TU Delft, Netherlands
Best Biomimetic:Rivershark – Rhine Waal University, Germany
Best Design Report:Chinook – University of Victoria, Canada

Daily Winners

Day 1:Omer 11 – École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Day 2:Wasub 8 – TU Delft, Netherlands
Day 3:Wasub 8 – TU Delft, Netherlands
Day 4:HPS Atlantic – Florida Atlantic University, USA

Awards

Best Female Run:Rivershark – Rhine Waal University, Germany
Top speed Male:Omer 11 – École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Top speed Female:Wasub 8 – TU Delft, Netherlands
Best Coed Team:Hullabalooga – Texas A&M University, USA

Prizes

Best Presentation:Chinook – University of Victoria, Canada
Best Repair:Nautilus – TU Gdansk, Poland
Perseverance:Skookumchuk – University of British Columbia, Canada
Smooth Operator:Archimède – Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Most Unusual Design:Vaquita – University of California San Diego, USA
Tank Exploration:Bluefin – University of Michigan, USA
QinetiQ Award for Most Dramatic Performance:Knotty Dawg – University of Washington, USA