2017 Championship Series
All boats in the club are 1/7th scale in size, which means they are just over four feet long and nearly two feet wide.
They are scale replicas of real boats, and include all of the features of the full-sized versions, including engine cowlings, exhaust stacks, windshields, cockpit details and scale drivers complete with helmet and life vest.
As in ERCU, correct color schemes and proper graphics are mandatory, verified by photographs of the real boat. The models will be run by brushless electric motors powered by 8S2P lithium polymer batteries. The boats are controlled by two-channel radios, Speeds around 50 miles per hour are common.
These boats will run in the counterclockwise direction, same as ERCU. This is the same direction as the full-sized counterparts run, which adds to the scale authenticity of the class.
There are three classes of boats that make up the roster. Vintage boats are those modeled after the round-nosed piston-powered unlimiteds that ran prior to 1970. Classic boats are modeled after piston-powered pickle-fork boats that ran in the ‘70s and ’80s. Modern boats are styled after turbine-powered boats running from the ‘90s through to present day.