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

Our latest news

Infographics: How do we shape our boat?

Infographics: How do we shape our boat?

After 40’000+ hours of design, we are finally building our little rocket! The first tests on the water will take place in 2022…are you excited ? We are too !
In the meantime, here are the main construction steps.

Infographics: How do we shape our boat?

Infographics: How do we shape our boat?

After 40’000+ hours of design, we are finally building our little rocket! The first tests on the water will take place in 2022…are you excited ? We are too !
In the meantime, here are the main construction steps.

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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