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.

In this endeavour, we are imagining unique solutions and novel concepts that we think also have potential in the sailing world. By establishing a new record we want to demonstrate a new set of tools with applications in fast marine transport, offshore sailing or energy production.

This vision is the foundation upon which we are now building a boat capable of reaching 150 km/h (80 knots) with the wind as its sole source of power.

Our concept

Target speed

Target speed

Our latest news

In the footsteps of the Hydroptère

SP80 being set up by engineers and students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), was not a chance happening. Back before our venture was even an idea, back when our team members considered themselves sailing novices at best,…

In pursuit of the world sailing speed record

The objective of the SP80 project is clear: become the fastest wind-powered boat in the world by 2022 to go down as the speed-record holder of the discipline. But why does this title matter so much to us?

In the footsteps of the Hydroptère

SP80 being set up by engineers and students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), was not a chance happening. Back before our venture was even an idea, back when our team members considered themselves sailing novices at best,…

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