The racing electric yacht 'Made in Alejandro Agag' will come out to compete in 2023

The past of Alejandro Agag in Spain will always be socially linked to the former Government President José María Aznar. He was his helper by the corridors of

The racing electric yacht 'Made in Alejandro Agag' will come out to compete in 2023

The past of Alejandro Agag in Spain will always be socially linked to the former Government President José María Aznar. He was his helper by the corridors of the palace of the Moncloa and later became the head of Header of him in a media wedding in El Escorial.

Almost 20 years have passed from that social link and eight since AGAG emigrated with the whole family to London to start a successful career in engine business, new technologies and high competition. The last project of him now charges shape at sea. After creating the Electric Monoplace Championship Electric Championship, similar to Formula 1, or Extreme E, Mythical Paris-Dakar mirror in the form of a world circuit, AGAG is committed to high-speed nautical competitions under the title of E1 Series. All of them with zero CO2 emissions.

It will be at the beginning of 2023 when the light will see this new generation of offshore motonautical competitions that took so much attention in the 90s after the death in a Stefano Casiraghi test, by then Husband of Carolina de Monaco.

For this new contest, Alejandro Agag has Rodi Basse as a partner in the project. This aerospace engineer, who has worked for NASA, also has a long trajectory in Formula 1 with McLaren or Ferrari equipment, among others.

To this sports project as the main financial muscle has also been added the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia. The same society that a little over a year ago with 80% of the Newcastle team of the Premier League and that this time it will invest more than 40 million euros in the E1 series. In addition, different specialized firms of the nautical industry include navic, until recently in the hands of Goldman Sachs, or the International Motonautics Federation itself.

The RaceBird, as is known to the boat, reaches speeds above the 50 knots (about 93 km / h on the water) with exclusively electric propulsion. Designed by Sophi Horne and Brunello Acampora, the boat has little more than seven meters in length and weighs only 800 kilos.

"On other occasions I have compared electric racing cars [of the formula e] with the prators of the war of the galaxies, but the racebird seems even more futuristic," said Alejandro Agag himself in the presentation of the model.

Its foils, located on both sides of the vessel, will allow you to rise on the water to plan without creating a lot of wake. Thus, it will be possible to contest competitions equable between the boats inside the port areas.

"We made public the virtual designs of RaceBird on World Oceans Day in June, but having physically the first model is a big step forward. The team has made a fabulous job to ride the boat so fast in just one year. I want to Special thank Sophi [Horne] and Brunello [Acampora] For creating this masterpiece, "said AGAG itself during the event at the Monaco Yacht Club a little over a month ago.

This project has also participated together with Victory Designs the company Caponnetto Hueber that has a long experience in sailboat design at the Copa América, Formula 1 to sailing of the sea. "We are very happy to be able to transfer our experience to the field of motor boats, where the impact from the perspective of sustainability can be enormous. The collaboration with Victory Marine in the SEABIRD / E1 Series project may have an extraordinary influence to rethink the Maritime transport, "highlights the CTO and founder of the signature based on the Navy of Valencia, Mario Caponnetto.

There is still a need to confirm the racing calendar of the E1 series circuit. What it does seem safe is that it will start in Monaco, cradle of this type of engine competitions and for a few years a great advocate of environmental sustainability projects.

"It is also a fantastic news to confirm that we will run in Monaco in the first season of the E1 Series. We appreciate the support of Prince Albert of Monaco and the Yacht Club Management Committee of Monaco, as well as the UIM for making it possible," he added The Spanish businessman.

Since the organization, they also ensure that they maintain advanced negotiations with the city of Rotterdam (Holland) and with several points of Hungary at their passage from the Danube River. Its initial forecast focuses on formalizing a circuit with ten annual tests.

Updated Date: 08 November 2021, 17:34

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