It’s done! Our little rocket has left the workshop and hit the water for the first time. In addition to being the culmination of years of work, this launch is the first step of a new adventure: after years behind our screens, it’s time to get practical!
One of SP80’s first missions is to train a new generation of engineers, offering them the possibility to work on a revolutionary challenge while studying at EPFL. Well, goal achieved! We’re super proud to see old members of our team thriving today with Alinghi Red Bull Racing, the Swiss Challenger for the 37th America’s Cup!
The “sea rocket” will be launched at the end of the year, with the first record attempts planned for the summer of 2023.
Neuchâtel, 21.10.2019. Xavier, Benoît and Mayeul officially unveiled the SP80 project. In their hands, a miniature of the boat that could one day beat the world sailing speed record: the extraordinary adventure was officially on track!
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,…
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?