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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Finding our vision in an ocean of possibilities

Finding our vision in an ocean of possibilities

In this article series, Xavier Lepercq, SP80 co-founder and technical manager, shares his thoughts on boat design, speed sailing, and the world speed record. Reaching 80 knots on the water with the wind as sole source of power is an incredible technical challenge. The pursuit to break the world speed record has led him to question architectural codes that are currently the standard within the sailing world.

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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