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

Interview with Don Montague

Interview with Don Montague

Kitesurfing pioneer and born inventor, Don Montague held a discussion with SP80 team, sharing his experience and learned about our project to break the world speed sailing record: a stirring and instructive exchange!

Interview with Don Montague

Interview with Don Montague

Kitesurfing pioneer and born inventor, Don Montague held a discussion with SP80 team, sharing his experience and learned about our project to break the world speed sailing record: a stirring and instructive exchange!

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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