In this series of articles, we will show you the different production steps, from mold creations to the final assembly of parts, necessary to the construction of our record-breaking boat.
The “sea rocket” will be launched at the end of the year, with the first record attempts planned for the summer of 2023.
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.
Beating his record is already a fabulous challenge, and we have set the even more ambitious goal of being the first to sail at 80 knots (about 150 km/h)! This new year is an opportunity to recall the main concepts behind our extraordinary boat.
Since the beginning of the SP80 adventure, optimization and research on superventilating hydrofoils are at the heart of the project and mobilize many resources. Let’s focus on our researches to go beyond the wall of cavitation!
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!