Yes! Due to the global pandemic COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be an in-person ISR in 2021. However, FURE has decided to host a virtual International Submarine Races (vISR 16) engineering design competition to be conducted in the early summer of 2021, culminating on June 25, 2021 with a virtual awards program. The virtual competition will be conducted by evaluating design submissions and interactive video conferencing as described for each event over several weeks.

Download the vISR 16 Competition Handbook which contains additional information regarding this year’s competitive event.

Fill out the vISR 16 Registration Form and submit the form and US $100 registration fee no later than April 23, 2021. The Registration Form can be forwarded in hardcopy form by Postal Service or by e-mail to FURE.President@internationalsubmarineraces.org and ‘cc’ to contestant.liaison@internationalsubmarineraces.org. Payments can be made by check or by electronic wire transfer, following the directions on page 3 of the registration form.

Yes, at least one annual scholarship award of $1500 will be made, however the amount and number of awards can vary annually based on the number of qualified candidates and availability of funds. Fill out the 2021 Scholarship Application to apply for a scholarship in 2021. Applications are due no later than April 16, 2021 and winners will be announced by June 25, 2021.

Yes, you can contact the the President of the Foundation for Underwater Research and Education, Mr. Charlie Behrle at FURE.President@internationalsubmarineraces.org or contestant liaison Mrs. Sue Rovner at contestant.liaison@internationalsubmarinereraces.org and they’ll get you the information you’re looking for.