Our vision

We are a team of EPFL engineers and students, who believe that through the combination of sailing, kitesurfing and engineering principles, we will significantly outperform the standing World Sailing Speed Record.

We are imagining unique solutions and daring concepts that have potential in the sailing world. By establishing a new record, we want to demonstrate the applications of a new set of tools in fast marine transport, offshore sailing and energy production.

We are now building a boat capable of reaching 80 knots (150 km/h) with the wind as its sole source of power.

Our concept

Target speed

Target speed

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Our design to break the World Sailing Speed Record

Our design to break the World Sailing Speed Record

Beating his record is already a fabulous challenge, and we have set the even more ambitious goal of being the first to sail at 80 knots (about 150 km/h)! This new year is an opportunity to recall the main concepts behind our extraordinary boat.

Focus on foils and superventilation

Focus on foils and superventilation

Since the beginning of the SP80 adventure, optimization and research on superventilating hydrofoils are at the heart of the project and mobilize many resources. Let’s focus on our researches to go beyond the wall of cavitation!

Forum EPFL, a strong support for our students

Forum EPFL, a strong support for our students

For the past two years, Europe’s largest recruitment fair, Forum EPFL, has been committed to support students’ projects related to SP80 and the quest to beat  the world sailing speed record.As educational training has always been at the heart of our adventure, it is crucial for us that our students carry out their academic projects in the best possible conditions.

Our design to break the World Sailing Speed Record

Our design to break the World Sailing Speed Record

Beating his record is already a fabulous challenge, and we have set the even more ambitious goal of being the first to sail at 80 knots (about 150 km/h)! This new year is an opportunity to recall the main concepts behind our extraordinary boat.

Focus on foils and superventilation

Focus on foils and superventilation

Since the beginning of the SP80 adventure, optimization and research on superventilating hydrofoils are at the heart of the project and mobilize many resources. Let’s focus on our researches to go beyond the wall of cavitation!

Our design to break the World Sailing Speed Record

Our design to break the World Sailing Speed Record

Beating his record is already a fabulous challenge, and we have set the even more ambitious goal of being the first to sail at 80 knots (about 150 km/h)! This new year is an opportunity to recall the main concepts behind our extraordinary boat.

Become a partner

SP80 is a unique human adventure, it is a technological challenge that generates innovation, and the World Sailing Speed Record is an event that garners international visibility. By joining the SP80 partners, you will boost your visibility, associate your corporate identity with our values and be part of our quest for the record.

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