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Cara Delevingne poses aboard the first all-electric racing boat UIM E1 World Championship in Venice, Italy
A new era of electric boat racing is dawning in Venice, Italy.
Model and actress Cara Delevingne took to the waters of the city’s famous canals to give a taste of the new RaceBird, the world’s first all-electric racing boat.
And it’s all separate from the launch of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) E1 World Championship Powerboat Series made specifically for electric boats.
Preview: Cara Delevingne, 29, helps preview the RaceBird, the world’s first all-electric racing boat, at the launch of the UIM E1 World Championship Powerboat Series in Venice, Italy
A veteran of fashion campaigns and catwalks around the world, Delevingne took some of her famous poses at one of the RaceBirds.
The 29-year-old resident of London, England, exuded a healthy dose of attitude and confidence, decked out in a black, blue and yellow racing suit, otherwise known as race overalls.
The full-body suit hugged her fit figure as she stood over the cockpit of one of the single-pilot racing boats, holding a helmet in her right hand.
A woman’s touch: Delevingne struck a few poses on a RaceBird, decked out in a black, blue and yellow racing suit, also known as race overalls, which are worn by the pilots
Fan Friendly: People started to gather on the nearby dock when the English model and actress stood over the pilot’s cockpit
The ensemble also included a pair of matching shoes that are standard for the so-called pilots of the ships.
She rounded out her sporty look by having her dirty blonde locks styled long, teased a little for extra volume, and part on the right side.
As she worked her magic in front of the admiring cameras, people began to gather on the jetty, which was only a few hundred yards away.
At one point, the Suicide Squad star got into the pilot’s cockpit and got behind the wheel of the new raceboat.
Finishing touch: She rounded off her sporty look by having her dirty blonde locks styled long, lightly teased for extra volume, and part on the right side
Need for speed: At one point, the Suicide Squad star stepped into the pilot’s cockpit and got behind the wheel of the electric racing boat
The E1 World Electric Powerboat Series is a championship racing series created specifically for electric boats by Alejandro Agag, the founder of the Formula E and Extreme E Championships, and Rodi Basso, a former McLaren Motorsport Director with a background in Formula 1. to Electrek†
E1 is the first electric racing boat championship approved by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the global governing body for motor boats.
During the race, pilots navigate just above the water surface using innovative hydrofoil technology, according to E1series.com.
Stately: The full-body suit hugged Delevingne’s fit figure as she stood over the cockpit of the single-pilot racing boat parked several hundred feet from land
The RaceBird vessel is the brainchild of Norwegian designer Sophi Horne and was brought to life alongside naval architect and naval engineer Brunello Acampora and expert engineers from Victory Marine and SeaBird Technologies.
Last September, the public got the first look at the full-size RaceBird, which can tackle tight and technical circuits on the water and reach speeds of nearly 50 knots (93 km/h), which equates to approximately 58 mph.
The Inceptive Mind reports that the 100% electric RaceBird is powered by a 150 kW Kreisel battery and a Mercury Racing outboard motor.
The UIM E1 World Championship Powerboat Series was established to create a new competitive waterborne racing offering based on clean technologies to protect waterways and coastal areas.
Green Thumb: The UIM E1 World Championship Powerboat Series was established to create a new competitive waterborne racing offering based on clean technologies to protect waterways and coastal areas